Tequila

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Bite Of Minnesota: Blueberry Margaritas

The last 10 years have been filled with blogging, trying out new recipes and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. My life has revolved around food, gathering ideas and listening to others talk about food. When I dine at a new restaurant with a fellow food lover, we’re often bellied up to the bar to get the inside scoop on what’s good, what’s new and what’s happening.

08/18/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Adult Freeze Pops

When we hit the dog days of summer (you know, those summer days with unusually-warm temperatures), frozen treats are oh-so-craveable. Popsicles, fudge bars, ice cream sandwiches, you name it. If it comes from the freezer, count me in. Heck, even snacking on frozen fruit will do the job.

08/04/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Smoky Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon, outside, on a hot day — it’s pretty refreshing, right? Make a margarita out of it, and you’ve hit upon a bestseller at Salsa a la Salsa — Uptown Minneapolis’s authentic Mexican restaurant.

08/01/2015

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Mike’s Mix: 6Smith

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lake Minnetonka’s 6Smith, who make their infusions and syrups from scratch.

05/23/2015

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Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, Planes

A bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They’ve become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it’s a little green fruit that’s been putting the squeeze on Price.

04/09/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Held Captive

Every 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 uses a flavor you may not be familiar with, but should be.

03/14/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Coco Loco

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens.

02/07/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Smoky Pomegranate Margaritas

Happy holidays! My Christmas was a bit non-traditional as it was spent in Miami where the weather was sunny and the temperatures were in the 80s. Instead of rushing around buying last-minute gifts and prepping copious amounts of food, we relaxed on the beach and sipped fruity cocktails.

12/31/2013

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Where’s The Salt? It’s National Tequila Day

Start planning your happy hour with the co-workers, it’s National Tequila Day. Some people may have had a bad experience with it, but we learned a few things. Besides not drinking too much or too cheap, we got a lesson on the three types of tequila on the market from Westin Winkler from Rojo. In fact, in Mexico they don’t drink tequila with limes or salt.

07/24/2013

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Chipotle Patron Margarita Recipe

Recipe for Chipotle Patron Margarita Recipe

05/03/2013

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Best Cinco de Mayo Parties In Minnesota

Head to these Twin Cities hot spots to put a little spice in your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

04/26/2012

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Best Margaritas In Minnesota

Margaritas come in all shapes and sizes; some are frozen, some arrive in giant chalices and some are poured with just enough tequila to make your head spin. Here you’ll find a list of five Minnesota bars and restaurants that offer extensive tequila selections, provide the cheapest margarita options and throw the best Cinco de Mayo parties this side of the Mississippi.

04/25/2012

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Madison Burglar Gives Tequila Back

Madison police are looking for a burglar who gave back a bottle of tequila after the homeowner hit him in the head.

01/04/2011