Sure, we can dig on a turkey sandwich, but why not get a little bit more creative with this year's leftovers? We knew no one could transform the mundane into the marvelous better than one of the cocktail champions at Marvel Bar. We reached out to Keith Mrotek, half of the winning team that brought h ... More >>
They've been teasing Facebook fans for weeks with construction updates and tantalizing photos of food. Now, Lake & Irving is finally open, and you can head to this hotly anticipated Uptown eatery and get a sample for yourself.See also:Lake & Irving coming soon to Uptown
Ango Flip Parlour $13 From Thai chili to sour cherry, horehound to hops, bitters are having their day in the sun. Practically requisite ingredients in any fashionable craft cocktail, bitters can be concocted from any combination of ingredients imaginable. And yet, there's something to be said for l ... More >>
On Sunday night, the dapper dons and divas of the local drink mixing scene converged on Icehouse to watch the competition for the coveted North Star Bartender's Guild (NSBG) Iron Bartender title. The first round featured some ruthless concocting, a bevy of secret ingredients, and a few surprises.See ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>
The Mojito is a classic summer cocktail. Its origins lie in Cuba, but the specifics (like many cocktails) are debated. Some believe that African slaves working in the sugar cane fields created an early version of the drink in the late 1800s as a way to beat the island heat. Others contend that the d ... More >>
If you're looking for a new way to get over the midweek hump, Hell's Kitchen has recently created a new option. Hopping on the same bandwagon as other major Twin Cities restaurants, Hell's Kitchen is invading the craft cocktail scene: From 9 p.m. until close every Wednesday night, you can head down ... More >>
Whether you're a hippie, bridesmaid, or random wild-eyed zombie for the pub crawl, there is one thing all zombies agree on: The only thing better than brains is rum drinks made wicked strong. To celebrate the day the zombies roam the streets, we wanted to share one of our favorite drink recipes, ... More >>
The new Marvel Bar helps make up for the loss of the Inn.We're no longer able to sip this year's Best Contemporary Cocktail winner, the Inn's Slim Shim, as the restaurant has unfortunately closed. But we lucky liquor lovers still have plenty of great cocktail choices in town, including several ... More >>
The Vieux Carre: Back to stayAbout 15 years ago, a renaissance started in the cocktail world, and it's stronger than ever today. All around the world bartenders are dusting off vintage drink books, discovering recipes long since forgotten and finding that many popular cocktails began as somet ... More >>
Step out the door to melt away the coldLast night, a certain local weatherman announced, "Welcome to the coldest 48 hours of winter." Yikes. But don't hibernate in your Snuggie quite yet. Here are five delicious reasons to go out and stay warm.
Corpse Reviver #2As Halloween approaches, we want to make sure you have the proper cocktails to party down, spooky-style. Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to drink some nasty concoction like the Floating Eyeball or Bloody Brain. These vintage recipes are quite delicious and styli ... More >>
bhamsandwich/flickrThe mint julep is our friend.Yes siree, September is National Bourbon Month, and we are here to celebrate our favorite amber fluid--the only one native to the USA-- with you.Made with corn, and named for a county in Kentucky, bourbon making is no free-for-all, there are very sp ... More >>
Michelle LeonClassic MartiniWant to learn how to make classic cocktails like those that the philandering, cigarette smoking, deceptive characters on Mad Men swill? As the AMC series starts its fourth season Sunday, the period piece set in the '60s reflects a time when it was okay to have a bar in ... More >>
Looking through a list of vintage drink recipes, I was excited to find a cocktail called Saint Paul. A gin and rum drink made with bitter lemon soda and Angostura bitters provided one challenge--locating bitter lemon soda. The soda is a product made by Schweppes (not lemon sour) and not commo ... More >>
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