By Mike Augustyniak

Every 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!

Far North Cobbler

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1.5 oz. Far North Solvieg Gin
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Cocchi Americano
1 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Raspberries

Shake all ingredients with ice vigorously, top with one oz. Soda Water, and garnish with a lemon twist and raspberry.

Taste Test

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While winter is usually for dark liquors, bartender Adam Gorski from La Belle Vie said the Far North Cobbler is “an escapism kind of thing. Why not do a refreshing drink when it’s snowing outside?”

Regardless, this drink has its cold-weather pedigree, if only for where the gin is distilled – Far North Spirits in Hallock, MN. Their Solveig (pronounced SOL-vye) gin is a milder, American-style gin that pairs well with the Cocchi Americano, itself a milder version of sweet vermouth. If you want to put your head down and escape winter, this is an easy and effective way transport yourself to a different season.

About La Belle Vie

La Belle Vie is considered one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, and James Beard Award-winning executive chef Tim McKee is regarded as a genuine superstar among the foodie set. It’s located at the 510 Groveland building in Minneapolis.

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Mike Augustyniak