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New England vs. Philadelphia: Team-Themed Drinks for The Big Game

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 25, 2018 11:50:45 AM

The biggest Sunday in football is right around the corner and, better yet, it's in our own backyard at U.S. Bank Stadium. So, whether you missed the Big Game the last time it was in town — the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills in 1992 at the Metrodome — or you've been anxiously waiting for the day it returned, it's a game you won't want to miss.
 
But, do you know who you're rooting for? If you're a Minnesota Vikings fan, like we are, you're likely still mourning the unbelievable defeat in Philly, therefore making you a first-time New England fan. Go, Patriots! If you're a Jacksonville Jaguar fan, you might be rooting for Philly after the loss to New England.  Either way, you've picked a team to root for. So, what's the best way to celebrate your new fandom? With drinks and food, of course!
 
Give your football party some extra flavor with beer, drinks and even food native to each city, whether you're showing team spirit or just numbing the pain of the Vikings' missed historical opportunity.
 
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Get into the Holiday 'Spirits' With These 8 Christmas Cocktails

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 21, 2017 3:00:22 PM

When it comes to Christmas cocktails, there are the "must have" holiday classics and then there are a few new twists and shakes we'd like to add to your home bar repertoire.

So, bring out your best stemware, and get ready for the happiest time of the year with some of the cheeriest recipes we can share, whether you're crafting for one or a crowd.

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'Tis The Season For Eggnog! But why?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 14, 2017 11:27:12 AM

Nothing else signifies that the holiday season is here quite like eggnog. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just want to cozy up by the fire, eggnog is a comfort drink sure to warm you up this time of year. But why is eggnog typically only enjoyed during the cold holiday months?

That's a question culinary historians have been pondering for years. Many believe that eggnog began as a hot British drink made of milk curdled with wine or ale. The etymology of the word itself is much debated. Some say "nog" was a reference to a strong brew, others write that "nog" may stem from "noggin," a Middle English term for a small, carved wooden mug used to serve alcohol. One online dictionary claims the word is an American term invented in 1765.

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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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