Mike's Mix: Minnesota-Made MeadTo find the world's oldest alcoholic beverage you have to go back almost 10,000 years, when mead -- alcohol made from honey -- was first produced.
Mike's Mix: Smack Shack's HurricaneEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he tries a twist on the "quintessential drink of New Orleans."
Mike's Mix: Little Red CorvetteThis week in Mike's Mix, Mike gets a taste of a winning cocktail, Little Red Corvette, from Spoon and Stable.
Mike's Mix: Japanese Whisky Highball CocktailsEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he samples a few different versions of a simple but classic cocktail.
Mike's Mix: The University Club's Piña ColadaThis week, Mike stopped by The University Club to learn about one of the most popular and frequently name-checked cocktails of all time.
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.

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