Local Tap Talk: Bent BrewstilleryLocal Tap Talk checked out Bent Brewstillery, a Roseville watering hole that offers a mix of craft brewing and distilling.
Mike's Mix: The '36 Chambers' Of NegroniThis week we featured two drinks from the Negroni menu of Marin's Library Bar. The first, called Ol' Dirty, is a classic recipe. The most popular Negroni on the menu is actually a spin on the original called Method Man. It uses an herbal liqueur called Chartreuse to stand in for the traditional vermouth.
Mike's Mix: Far North CobblerEvery week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he's dabbling in a cobbler from La Belle Vie. What's a cobbler, you ask? Read on!
New Minnesota Distillery Debuts Gin, VodkaA new micro-distillery in Waconia is hoping to make a name for itself in Minnesota’s growing craft distillery industry. J. Carver Distillery sent its first shipment of gin and vodka to Twin Cities liquor stores last week.
St. Paul Couple Create New VodkaIf you're making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it's made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.
Recipe: Yuzu-Lime Gin FizzCheck out this recipe for Yuzu-Lime Gin Fizz, from Chef Rachael White.
Mike's Mix: The Garter BeltEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike's picking up some exciting recipes from the newest dining hotspot in south Minneapolis: the just-opened Heyday in the Lyn-Lake area. This week's selection has a provocative title but a smooth and breezy taste.
Mike's Mix: The Last WordEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout March, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the new Uptown spot Coup d’Etat. Jason DeRusha helped really shake it out with this week’s drink, which uses both gin and Chartreuse.
Mike's Mix: Lagoon 75Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout March, Mike's picking up some elegant recipes from the new Uptown spot Coup d'Etat. This week's drink builds off gin, a spirit that some claim they don't care for but should really give another try.
How To Cure, Or At Least Minimize, Your HangoverToo much of any type of alcohol will cause a hangover, but drinking clear ones, like vodka and gin, will make it less severe.

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