If you’ve ever been to the Minnesota State Fair, you know you’re bound to find just about any food on a stick, and a lot of competition. From arts and crafts, to livestock and garden fresh foods – every year, hundreds of Minnesotans enter their talented work for a chance at the blue ribbon. That’s also true for the amateur winemaking competition, which has been a part of the Minnesota State Fair for decades.
A rosé by another name would still be delicious, and still be the perfect summer sipping wine. Americans are drinking more rosé wines than ever, but the French continue to eclipse us, as they should. Rosé wine has become so popular, Fortune magazine says the sales are up more than 57 percent in the last year. We can't tell you why but we can tell you about some great wines to buy and try for yourself.
Everyone loves a little convenience once and a while, and there are some terrific options on our shelves and in our coolers when it comes to "ready to drink" (RTD) cocktails or premixed drinks. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the diversity and the quality of offerings when it comes to premixed cocktails out there today. We're even talking Manhattan's, folks. It's a new world when it comes to cocktails, so why worry about bringing all the fixings when you can have great taste in one single bottle.
These aren't your premixed cans from your college days. Not even close. In fact, these are high-end cocktails worth sipping anytime, anywhere.
Weekends are made for mimosas — champagne and citrus served up on with a side of cheer. While good ole orange juice is always a great way to brighten your day with a dose of vitamin C, why not branch out for your next round of mimosas with these three extra-ordinary versions on the classic? Try these. They're perfect for summer brunch gatherings with friends, or just the two of you. Cheers!
Sitting on the deck, sipping a Daiquiri. It sounds so refreshing and little tropical, too. But you don't have to travel to the Carribean to enjoy the delicious citrus flavors of this rum creation.
Are you hosting a bridal (or other) shower and need a few classy drinks to ensure guests are ready to toast the guest of honor? We have a few cocktails in mind that are sure to make your shower a hit with everyone from grandma to the bridesmaids.
One idea to keep it classy, and easy on yourself and your guests, is to have a few large format drinks ready when they arrive. Make them ahead of time so you can spend your time enjoying your company and celebrating the guest of honor.
Have you been to a backyard or farm wedding in Minnesota? What a wonder! We love to be outdoors, so it's easy to understand why more Minnesotans are opting to hold receptions on their own. One question that can be confusing is what to do for cocktails. It comes down to math. We may not be wizards, but we do have some experience in this area, so we've put together a bit of a wedding drink calculator to help you figure out what you need, and how much.
Minnesota is a golfer's state. In fact, we consistently rank at or near the top in golfer participation in the U.S. What does this have to do with cocktails? Plenty — maybe. Minnesota's unofficial official cocktail, The Bootleg, or Bootlegger Drink, has been a favorite of the state's country club set for decades.
All aboard! Imagine a leisurely cruise along the stunning St. Croix River on a beautiful charter boat while sipping from an array of specially curated wines and beers. You can do this, by attending one of Haskell's Summer Boat Cruises!