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: Kentucky SonEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they're stirring up. This week, he heads to Parlour to try a Kentucky-style whiskey sour.
DeRusha Eats: Maker's MarkTen years ago almost nobody was drinking bourbon. Today, it is everywhere. Bourbon is an $8 billion business and almost all of it is made in Kentucky.
Mike's Mix: The Seelbach At 4BellsEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he headed to 4Bells in Minneapolis to try out the Seelbach.
Mike's Mix: Saint Dinette's Summer BourbonEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Saint Dinette for a refreshing cocktail for the summer. Think of bourbon as a winter spirit? Think again.
Mike's Mix: Mint JulepEvery week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to St. Paul's Dixie's on Grand for a southern classic.
Rare Bourbon Released In Twin Cities’ Liquor StoreWhat would you do for the chance to get a taste of a rare bourbon that's considered a real treasure? For some Twin Cities bourbon lovers, it was camping out in front a liquor store. A line formed outside of Sudyks’s Liquor & Cheese Shop in Minneapolis Thursday morning.
Mike's Mix: Strange RelationshipEvery week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he's taking a look at the Strange Relationship from the St. Paul Grill.
Distilleries Can't Keep Up With Whiskey DemandTen years ago, it seemed everyone was drinking vodka. Now, whiskey is all the rage. But the popularity comes with a price. From scotch to bourbon, whiskey has become a hip drink again and people want the good stuff.
Bite Of Minnesota: Bourbon Lemon Thyme CocktailTurns out I went herb shopping just in thyme (time, I mean time) to make an herby cocktail with bourbon, lemon juice, and thyme. It requires making simple syrup and while you'll have to wash a saucepan, I swear the syrup is truly simple to make.
The Minnesota Flavor Of Wine & SpiritsOur state is known for its 10,000 lakes, frigid winters and "Minnesota Nice," but fewer people know about the "Minnesota Flavor." It's a mellow sweetness that many winemakers and distilleries count on, and it comes from a surprising source – our woods.
Rare, Expensive Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Sells Out In 15 Min.Overnight in northeast Minneapolis, it looked like Black Friday deals had returned. A long line of people stood outside of Surdyk's Liquor store, long before it opened -- all for a rare and expensive bourbon called Pappy Van Winkle.
Butcher And The Boar Receives Top Honor For BourbonThere's a new title for an already decorated restaurant in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning. Butcher and the Boar was just named the No. 1 seller of Knob Creek single barrel bourbon in the entire world. They held an exclusive tasting to celebrate Wednesday night, and our cameras were allowed inside.