Mike's Mix: Smoky Watermelon MargaritaWatermelon, 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.
Mike's Mix: 6SmithEvery 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.
Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, PlanesA 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.
Curiocity: Mike's Mix — Held CaptiveEvery 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.
Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Coco LocoNot 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.
Bite Of Minnesota: Smoky Pomegranate MargaritasHappy 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.
Where’s The Salt? It’s National Tequila DayStart 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.
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