THE POUR

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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Kentucky Derby: 3 Derby Day Recipes for the Perfect Mint Julep

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 27, 2017 5:09:09 PM

The first Saturday in May is reserved for one of America's longest running and greatest sporting traditions, the Kentucky Derby, which dates back to 1875. Along with the race comes the rich traditions of sporting high hat fashion, the garland of roses, and of course, the much adored and beloved Mint Julep.

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Beergarita: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 25, 2017 7:55:54 PM

Spring is in the air — a perfect time to enjoy a cold beer or sip on a margarita out on a patio with friends. But which will you choose in celebration of Cinco De Mayo coming up? Here's a twist. You don't have to choose one over the other thanks to the refreshing thrill of the new classic Beergarita. Say what? Don't worry. It's real, and we gathered some recipes to make it go down smooth.

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Five Easter Cocktail Recipes: What's Appropriate?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 11, 2017 2:32:41 PM

Are you looking for ideas for "just the right" adult beverages for your Easter brunch? What's appropriate to go with ham, lamb and all the wonderful sides that make this traditional spring meal special? What's a tasteful drink that even Grandma will like?

We've come up with some ideas to help get you and your guests cheering for the Easter Bunny. And, these recipes are super easy and fast, so you can spend more time with your family and friends. You can easily make any of the cocktails "virgin" by simply not adding the alcohol, too.

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