By Mike Augustyniak

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak features a local mixologist to get a new recipe you can use to impress your craft cocktail-enthusiast friends. This week, he heads to NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar to try a couple of simple, satisfying cocktails.

Gardner Screwdriver

  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • ¾ oz Triple Sec
  • 1 ½ oz Orange Juice
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Ginger Syrup *

* To make Ginger Syrup: Dissolve 3 parts sugar into 4 parts fresh ginger juice over heat. Cool and use, or refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin over ice.  Shake well to mix and chill, and serve in a Collins glass over fresh ice, garnished with an orange wheel.

The Montana Mocktail

  • 1 ½ oz Coconut Water
  • 1 ½ oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Lime
  • ¾ oz Pomegranate Syrup

Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker tin, and shake to chill.  Strain into a lowball glass over a large rock of ice, and garnish with a pineapple leaf.

NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar combines a refined twist on the classic neighborhood tavern.  Dishes are simple, cocktails are bright and light.  The Basement Bar, downstairs, serves quick bar bites from a “food truck” and drinks from a full bar.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.