Mike's Mix: Fine Spirits ClassicEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, Mike checks out a couple of cocktails from the Fine Spirits Classic.
Mike's Mix: Hang GliderEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, Mike stopped by Third Bird for a Hang Glider.
Mike's Mix: Icehouse's Mad Monk MargaritaEach Saturday, Mike Augustyniak takes a look at the local cocktail scene in the Twin Cities. This week, he's checking out a spicy twist on a traditional margarita from Icehouse in Minneapolis.
Mike's Mix: Stonehouse Coffee & RoasteryWhile Natalie and I were Goin' To The Lake last week in the Brainerd Lakes area, I got a great, albeit unconventional, idea for a Mike's Mix. There are a few craft brewers up there, like Big Axe Brewing in Nisswa, and a new brewery is coming soon to Crosby.
Mike's Mix: 'Batch' Cocktails For Your Party Or PicnicThis week, Mike is checking out a few big-batch recipes that can add some refreshing fun to your summer picnic or cookout!
Mike's Mix: Swampwater From Norseman DistilleryThere are different recipes out there for a Swampwater cocktail, which include ingredients that range from vodka, to Midori, to blue curaçao, to Malibu, to cucumber. Yech. Swampwater is right.
Mike's Mix: The Still Kickin' Cocktail"Cocktails For A Cause" is collaboration between local charities, craft distilleries and Lela Restaurant in Bloomington. Happy hour turns into a fundraiser every Wednesday, with half of the proceeds from a custom cocktail going to a nonprofit.
Mike's Mix: The Heyday Negroni For Negroni WeekNegroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world's great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world.
Mike's Mix: Camping CocktailsAs we get closer to summer and the weather gets warmer, more and more people are breaking out the tent and heading to the woods. Mike Augustyniak has three cocktails that are perfect for sitting around the campfire.
Mike's Mix: Bluestem Bar’s Sage White FlipFrench Meadow opened in Minneapolis 30 years ago as an all-organic bakery with locally-sourced ingredients. Since then they have expanded into bakeries and cafes in multiple Twin Cities locations.
Mike's Mix: Growing An Herb Garden For CocktailsHerbs are hearty plants, easy to care for, and growing your own herbs is way cheaper and a lot fresher than buying them.
Mike's Mix: Mother's Day Cocktails, MocktailsWhether your Mother's Day plan includes brunching, relaxing, or maybe working like every other day, a cocktail might be nice for mom. Or even a mocktail, if she's a teetotaler.