'Farmed In Minnesota': Prairie Organic Vodka Is Poised For GrowthIn the small town of Princeton, 50 miles north of the Twin Cities, a combination of modern technology and old-school farming combines to create one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks: vodka.
Drunk Driver In Fatal Crash Quoted Bible Verse In Her Defense, Charges SayA Richfield woman quoted a Bible passage when asked why she was driving so fast before causing a crash that killed a Bloomington Public Works employee last Thursday.
Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make Year RoundLiven up your Valentine's Day with these cocktail ideas.
Wis. Baby Hospitalized After Accidentally Ingesting VodkaKenosha police say an infant ended up in intensive care after her mother accidentally used vodka to mix the baby's formula. The Kenosha Police Department says the 1-month-old had a blood alcohol level over 0.29 percent.
Mike's Mix: A Visit To Du Nord Craft SpiritsOpening 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.
Eagan Woman Charged With Death Of GrandsonA 49-year-old Eagan woman faces a manslaughter charge after her infant grandson died while in her care in 2012. Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter for the death of her two-month-old grandson, Brayden Michael Beeler, on July 7, 2012.
New Minnesota Distillery Debuts Gin, VodkaA new micro-distillery in Waconia is hoping to make a name for itself in Minnesota’s growing craft distillery industry. J. Carver Distillery sent its first shipment of gin and vodka to Twin Cities liquor stores last week.
Mike's Mix: The Ward 6Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he's tackling the signature cocktail of one of the Twin Cities' most respected establishments ... one with a number of very strong flavors.
St. Paul Couple Create New VodkaIf you're making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it's made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.
Curiocity: Mike's Mix — Let It RainEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. While he was in Lake Elmo recently, Mike’s learned a cocktail recipe at the Lake Elmo Inn. It's a cool, refreshing drink that'll be perfect to bring in those warmer temperatures.
Curiocity: Mike's Mix — The Warm UpEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection will keep you sheltered from this latest winter storm.
Visit A Vodka Distillery... In ParadiseIf year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren't enough to lure you to Maui, the island's solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!
Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Champagne Lemon DropEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he's putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week's selection puts a spin on a sweet favorite.
DeRusha Eats: Aviv VodkaIt’s not always about food with DeRusha Eats, and this week we’re diving into the world of vodka. The new year is a time of rebirth for a lot of us, and for a local business man it’s the birth of a new vodka brand that was an eight-year process.
How To Cure, Or At Least Minimize, Your HangoverToo much of any type of alcohol will cause a hangover, but drinking clear ones, like vodka and gin, will make it less severe.