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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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Vacation at Home with These 7 Fun Tropical Drinks

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 22, 2017 6:17:35 PM

On a hot summer day, there's nothing quite like a cool beverage. For those of you with a sweet tooth, refreshing, tropical drinks are just the ticket!

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Change-Up Your Routine with These Moscow Mule Variations

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 13, 2017 6:31:55 PM

If you haven't yet indulged, chances are pretty high that you've seen the vodka and ginger beer cocktail served in copper mugs that people are raving about.

Like most good things, what's new is old. The Moscow Mule gained popularity back 1940s, as legend goes, thanks to three guys with business woes and lots of inventory of vodka, ginger beer, copper mugs. To make it work, add a little bit of Hollywood.

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Mint Condition: 4 Ways to Perfect Your Mojito Making Skills

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 1, 2017 5:09:30 PM

mojitoAre you looking to up your mojito-making skills? The classic Cuban highball is a summer favorite for a reason. It's refreshing. And, it's pretty simple to make. You don't need to tell your guests that part, but there are a few tips we'd like to share to help you impress your friends and let you kick back with mojito in hand. You may want to reach for a cigar as well.

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How to Make Ponche Navideño Hot Mexican Fruit Punch

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 2, 2017 5:36:09 PM

Ponche Navideño literally translates to Christmas Punch. But make no mistake, this classic Mexican hot tropical fruit punch will warm your soul on any cool Minnesota night — by the lake, on the deck or around the bonfire with friends (or in celebration of Cinco De Mayo!). This is a punch. It's meant for a social occasion.

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