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Hosting a Halloween Party? These Halloween Drinks Are To Die For.

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 19, 2017 4:07:15 PM

The orange leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter – both indicators that the spookiest holiday of the season is lurking around the corner. Get ready, it's almost Halloween!

Hosting a costume party? Halloween drinks are a must. We're feeling a little devilish, so we've rounded up a great assortment of beer, wine and spirits that bring the ghoulish game to any party. Plus, we've added a few festive cocktail recipes from Minnesota's own distilleries. 

When you can, keep it local. Cheers to the spirit of the holiday!

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Get Ready For Pumpkin Everything, Like Pumpkin Cocktails

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 26, 2017 5:09:09 PM

Pumpkin spice. You can eat it, you can drink it, and it is certainly not just for pie and coffee drinks. We have some cocktail ideas that are just perfect for "pumpkin spice season."

Check out these pumpkin cocktail recipes that will have you ready to enjoy the season a whole lot more. You may even want to bring out the 1966 classic, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and toast the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween. We might not be able to help Linus find the Great Pumpkin, but we can sure help you enjoy watching this American classic with a little Pumpkin classic of your own.

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5 Cocktails Perfect For Labor Day Weekend at the Cabin

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 31, 2017 5:54:07 PM

Labor Day Weekend signals the seasonal change from summer to, well... not summer. Depending on the mood of Mother Nature, the weekend can be our last hurray of G & Ts or our first big dip into our hearty porters and ales.

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Tailgating Season: Pack Your Cooler With These Pre-Game Essentials

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 22, 2017 5:32:31 PM

Football season is around the corner and nothing says team spirit quite like a good tailgating session before a big game. Midwesterners have it down to an art and packing the cooler is like a ritual. Beer? Check. Ice? Check. More beer? Check.

But there is more to a party than beer. We also know cocktails made with the right kind of liquor can be equally as refreshing. We vote for your favorite bottle of whiskey, or two.

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Forget the Orange Juice: Three Mixers for Your Next Round of Mimosas

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 1, 2017 5:22:40 PM

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!

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Mix Things Up With These 5 Fun Daiquiri Recipes

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 27, 2017 3:47:05 PM

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.

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Hosting a Shower? Here are 3 Classy Drinks to Serve Your Guests.

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 25, 2017 4:26:25 PM

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.

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Minnesota Original: The Real Story Behind the Bootlegger Drink

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 13, 2017 4:59:25 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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Backyard Bartender: Our 7 Favorite BBQ Cocktails

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 4, 2017 5:19:47 PM

A trick for keeping your backyard barbecue a success is making it all (seem) simple. You've got your brats and hots, burgers and buns, and potato salad for days. But how about your drinks? Be the backyard bartender of the year with a few easy-to-make in quantity BBQ cocktails. A few pitchers, a lot of ice, and a little prep means you're spending more time with your guests. It's a win-win. Large-batch boozy punches and cocktails. 

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Why Cucumber Vodka Makes a Perfect Summer Cocktail

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 27, 2017 5:18:45 PM

If you are a vodka purist, you may feel inclined to avoid flavored vodka. Don't. We're here to tell you that if you try one flavored vodka in your life, make it a cucumber vodka. Especially now, in the perfection that is summer. Why? It's refreshing. It's crisp. It's clean. It's as cool as a cucumber!

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