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Mike’s Mix: Cafe Caribe’s Hard Root Beer Float

Café Caribe, on Carnes Avenue at the entrance to the Midway at the Minnesota State fair, opened 17 years ago. This year, for the first time, adults will get to imbibe like kids with the brand-new Hard Root Beer Float.

08/29/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Gin Drinks From Tattersall Cocktail Room

Last week, Mike checked out Tattersall Distilling. This week, he visited their cocktail room.

08/22/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Tattersall Distilling

Jon Kreidler opened Tattersall Distillery in Northeast Minneapolis in July 2015 with Dan Oskey, whom he first met when they were second-grade classmates.

08/15/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Blue Henn Artisan Tonic Syrup

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he visits Blue Henn and revises his opinion on the “love it or hate it” tonic.

08/08/2015

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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: Cider Cocktails

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he mixes things up and brings you a few cocktails that will be served at the Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic.

07/25/2015

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Minn. Distillery Founder Mixing Up Beverage-Focused Thirst Network

Why isn’t there a beverage network? Lee Egbert, one of the forces behind Dashfire Bitters and 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul, has thought about this question quite a bit.

07/15/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Saint Dinette’s Summer Bourbon

Every 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.

07/11/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pat’s Tap’s Blood & Snow

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Pat’s Tap for a new spin on an old Hollywood classic — the Blood & Snow.

07/04/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pero Por Que Papi At Constantine

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Constantine for a smoky, spicy drink — the Pero Por Que Papi.

06/27/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Fika’s Strawberry Ginger Collins

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Fika Cafe to check out their Strawberry Ginger Collins.

06/20/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Butcher & The Boar’s Old Fashioned

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the Butcher & the Boar to check out one of the best known cocktails, but also one of the harder ones to get just right: the Old Fashioned.

06/13/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The Red Cow Negroni

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the Red Cow to check out their signature cocktail for Negroni Week.

06/06/2015

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Mike’s Mix: On the Patio At Nonna Rosa’s

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the patio at Nonna Rosa’s. More people are discovering a stretch of West Broadway in Robbinsdale as “must-eat” stop for foodies. That’s where you’ll find grandma’s recipes served up on a cozy patio and cocktails inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

05/30/2015

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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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Mike’s Mix: Rooftop Patio At Union

It’s patio season! Well, sort of – this early in the season, the weather can have you grabbing for the shorts one day, and the parka the next. Still, next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and, if you’re ready to imbibe outside, Union Rooftop in downtown Minneapolis has the solution for spring’s squirrely weather.

05/16/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Caffeinating For A Cause With Rainbow Brew

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. In a change of pace this week, he spoke to Cory Weissman and David Birchard about “Rainbow Brew,” the coffee with a cause.

05/09/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Tequila Cocktails For Cinco De Mayo

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Masa in downtown Minneapolis for a drink that will have us ready for Cinco De Mayo.

05/02/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Mint Julep

Every 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.

04/25/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Craft Cocktails At Target Field

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Target Field to check out the best cocktails for this year’s Twins season.

04/18/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Du Nord’s Cocktail Room

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to DuNord’s Cocktail Room in Minneapolis.

04/11/2015

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Mike’s Mix: A Visit To Du Nord Craft Spirits

Opening a distillery is complicated, especially when you’re one of the first in the Minneapolis. The science of distilling, the art of the recipe, and less-than-helpful inspectors were some of the challenges that Du Nord Craft Spirits’ co-owner and head distiller Chris Montana faced early on.

04/04/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Sazerac

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads back to Lyn 65 in Richfield for a drink that provides a taste of “The Big Easy.”

03/28/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 21, 2015)

Spring is in the air this Saturday morning, and Mike and Natalie have all the information you need to have some fun in the (almost) springtime weather this weekend.

03/21/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Tijuana Brass Smash

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lyn 65 in Richfield for a drink that will get you in the spirit to head south of the border.

03/21/2015

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