City Pages Cocktalian 2015

Minnesotans came out by the hundreds to support the burgeoning local distillery business. Craft spirit-makers like DuNord, Vikre, J. Carver, and Tattersall Distilling, among others, kept event-goers well hydrated, while a number of local food outlets plied them with enough snacks to keep everyone upright during the four hour party. Nicholas Kosevich of Bittercube Bitters put on a demonstration to teach VIPs how to use ingredients they've got in the cabinet at home, and later, several of the Twin Cities' best mixologists got on stage to show off their cocktail skills and tricks. The JT Bates Trio provided a jazzy soundtrack. All photos by Carrissa Glarner.