Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "cocktails" Tag

the rookery COVER

the rookery food and cocktails

As opposed to my more calculated dining experiences, the ones for which I plan to bring a notebook and have a deadline, The Rookery was another story. It wasn’t even my choice. I was told we were going so we [...]

April 30, 2016 food and restaurants, spirits, the twin cities, Uncategorized
blind tiger

blind tiger, winnipeg

Back in January, I paid a visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, for Ukrainian Christmas. Manitoba is the Canadian province just above North Dakota and Minnesota. And January is, surely, the most wretched time to head north. Those are two facts that [...]

April 18, 2016 Uncategorized

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan is a cocktail traditionally made with whiskey (typically rye, but other types are suitable), sweet vermouth and bitters, and garnished with a maraschino cherry. It is one of five cocktails named for the boroughs of New York City [...]

March 21, 2016 spirits, tasting and critique, the twin cities
doggery decor

The Doggery, Rochester

I recently had a friend in from out of town who was shocked to see that Minneapolis has really become a cocktail destination. It hadn’t occurred to me as abnormally impressive, being from Minneapolis and having never lived elsewhere. Sure, [...]

December 24, 2015 greater minnesota, spirits, Uncategorized
JC grappa cocktail

countdown to cocktail room at J. carver, and what the 375 law means

This Saturday in Waconia the public will finally get their first look at J. Carver Distillery. Of course, many discerning drinkers have already had their first taste – bottles of vodka and gin have been on the market for several [...]

June 4, 2015 greater minnesota, news and annoucements, spirits
vikre cocktails

the cocktail room at Vikre

On some small level, traveling to Vikre distillery this weekend was like finally seeing that band live. The one that’s constantly playing in the car CD player (what other CD players do we have anymore?) I was introduced to them [...]

April 16, 2015 greater minnesota, spirits
cocktails du nord

cocktail room at du nord

This winter saw the successful expansion of yet another Minnesota distillery – Du Nord, located near Hiawatha and 32nd. Du Nord (adopted from the Minnesota slogan, l’Etoile du Nord) joins the likes of Panther, J. Carver, Wander North, 11 Wells, Norseman, Vikre, Far [...]

March 30, 2015 spirits, the twin cities