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Minnesota Original: The Real Story Behind the Bootlegger Drink

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 24, 2018 12:45:20 PM

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.

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Know Your Bordeaux Wine: Left vs Right Bank

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 17, 2018 11:18:24 AM

Bordeaux wine — talk about a classic. We could stop there and you’re already thirsty for a glass or three.

But if you’re willing to pause for a minute and explore the Left Bank and the Right Bank of Bordeaux, you may find it easier to pick the exact Bordeaux wines that make you and your palate happiest.

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Bouquet of Rosé and Other Mother's Day Gift Baskets

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 10, 2018 1:22:36 PM

Moms are truly the best. Often times, they care for their family without ever expecting anything in return. And they love doing it! They're nurturing, kind, and oh-so-humble. So, this Mother's Day, do something a little extra to show your mom how much she means to you.

And we may have the perfect gift idea, a bouquet of rosé. Your mom is sure to be impressed with these delectable gift baskets.

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With These Five Types of Tequila

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 3, 2018 12:04:15 PM

When you hear the word “tequila,” you might conjure up images of blurry college parties or taco Tuesdays and bottomless margaritas. It’s true that tequila has gained a rowdy reputation, but for discerning drinkers, there’s more to appreciate.

As you plan a night out at your favorite Mexican restaurant, or when you’re preparing to host a Cinco de Mayo party of your own, take a minute to examine these five types of tequila to determine which one(s) you want to savor next.

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Hats Off to This Classic Derby Drink: The Mint Julep [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 1, 2018 12:24:43 PM

 

It is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the country, and for 146 years, the Kentucky Derby has been fascinating horse racing enthusiasts. Affectionately called the “Run for the Roses” and “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports,” the Kentucky Derby is held on the first Saturday in May, and celebrated with “Derby Parties” from coast to coast. Tradition is key here, and one of the most celebrated traditions is the official drink of the Derby- the mighty Mint Julep.

In fact, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. That’s a lot of mint and bourbon.

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Magnificent Margaritas [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 26, 2018 2:19:03 PM

 

 

Just like summer, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Celebrate May 5th and the anniversary of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French with a quintessential Mexican drink- the margarita! The key to this cocktail is simplicity, good ingredients, and balance.

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Decanting Wine: Why, When, and How

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 19, 2018 10:49:59 AM

What’s the big deal with decanting wine? Wait — what does decant even mean?

It's a common question, so let's start with the dictionary definition. According to Merriam-Webster, to decant means to pour a liquid from one vessel into another without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers.

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Party Planning: A Drink Calculator for Any Event

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 12, 2018 10:09:36 AM

Party planning is fun, but it also requires some math. Whether it’s a graduation party, a sports viewing, a wedding reception, or a big weekend hangout, you want to have the right amount of alcohol available for the number of people in attendance.

We've got the answers, with a drink calculator for every event. But it helps to first consider a handful of key questions.

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Take a Crack at Raw Egg Cocktails

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 5, 2018 12:03:46 PM

It might shock you if you’re not prepared for it, especially if you’ve never even heard of egg cocktails before. But this is creamy, textured good news for your home bartending or the next time you’re out and want to order something off — or rather on — the egg-beaten path.

Here is everything you'll need to know about egg cocktails and three delicious recipes to try.

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4 Refreshing Cocktails with Elderflower Liqueur for Warmer Weather

Posted by Beau Farrell on Mar 22, 2018 1:45:48 PM

Can you feel it? The days are slowly getting longer, and you’re inevitably getting thirstier, which is a good problem to have when you realize how many refreshing elderflower cocktails you can enjoy with the change of seasons.

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