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Be the Perfect Host With Our Party Drink Calculator

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 2, 2017 3:02:04 PM

Are you planning a party for the "big game" on February 5th? You know, the one with the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots? Trying to figure out how much beer, wine, and spirits to buy for your guests doesn't have to be a wild guess. A little math can go a long way — just use our party drink calculator to estimate your drink-to-guest ratio.

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Wine Lovers: Pick the Best Chardonnay for Any Gathering

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 1, 2016 12:57:32 PM

Golden leaves and cooler temperatures may tempt us to forego the whites and concentrate on the heavier wines and beers. However, a good chardonnay never goes out of style. You have to put away your white shoes and belts for the fall, but your white wine is just fine. And with so many celebrations coming up, we've put together a list that will help wine lovers pick the best chardonnay for any gathering. Cheers!

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Five Grapefruit Vodkas You Should Try Right Now

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 25, 2016 10:38:50 AM

Grapefruit — the softball-sized cousin of an orange that doesn't get nearly as much attention — is loaded with juicy, tart, tangy citrus flavor that borders from sour to semi-sweet. And that, dear friends, is why grapefruit is such a good flavor for premium vodka. Flavored vodkas have become immensely popular, and it helps to know which ones to watch out for. We have a full line of flavored vodkas available at all our locations — plus available with ease online— but these are five grapefruit vodkas you should try right now.

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Get in the Spirit: 3 Halloween Drinks for Your Costume Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 18, 2016 10:36:04 AM

Halloween is a great excuse to bring out the kid in all of us. We dress up and indulge in some silly behavior, but we also have some ideas to help remind you that you don't have to be a kid to have fun. We've culled some very adult cocktail recipes for your upcoming Halloween party that will absolutely get you and your guests into the spirit. The names of these are so good, you may consider creating recipes cards at the party. A little mood lighting, dry ice, good music, good food, and these killer cocktails will be a hit. Here are three great Halloween drinks for your costume party that will have all of your guests coming back for more.

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America's Spirit: A Few Facts for the Bourbon Enthusiast [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 11, 2016 11:42:37 AM

Wine and spirits are truly international. We love French wine, Scottish whiskey, Russian vodka, and German beer — but bourbon is truly American. If fact, there are laws to prove it. No wonder bourbon has become popular. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's President Ted Farrell shares a few of the most interesting facts for the bourbon enthusiast.

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10 Can't Miss 90+ Point Wines from Our Fall Wine Sale

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 6, 2016 9:04:09 AM

It's time for our spectacular Fall Wine Sale and we are excited to bring you a plethora of fantastic offerings including plenty of 90+ point wine picks. Not sure where to begin? That's okay. We've put a quick list together for you right here. Of course, you can order these great 90+ point wines online, but it's also fun to shop the shelves, so feel free to bring your own list and lots of questions.

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Why is Everyone Looking for Ponche Caballero Spanish Liqueur?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 4, 2016 12:49:02 PM

Do you know about the "Spirit of Spain?" If you haven’t yet discovered the glory that is Ponche Caballero Spanish liqueur, there is still time.

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Five Fall Cocktails to Go With Your Favorite Fall Foods

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 15, 2016 7:54:29 AM

Five, count them, five great cocktails to head into autumn. As much as we love summer in Minnesota, there is something incredibly special about the change of seasons as the maple leaves begin to cross over to their autumnal colors, the air becomes crisp, apples beg to be picked, and the bourbons beckon you for a great pour. While vodka and gin remain perennial favorites, it's time to let some of those fine, brown liquors get into the limelight along with apples, cranberries, and cider. And football. Go Vikes, and enjoy these five fall cocktails to go with your favorite fall foods — including one with Viking in its name.

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How to Pick the Perfect Craft Beer Gift Basket

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 1, 2016 8:53:23 AM

The craft beer craze is far from bubbling over. More men and women are discovering and loving the myriads of malty, hoppy creations from brewmasters around the nation – many of them locals. You might say Minnesota’s craft beer scene is hops ahead of the curve. That means we have access to tremendous beer right in our own backyard. And, our stores have plenty of local AND national craft beers in our coolers – for you or for gifts. Putting together the perfect craft beer gift basket is easy and you can do it from desk right here on our website with a few taps (if you’ll pardon the pun).

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What is Caballero Liqueur? The Spirit of Spain

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 11, 2016 1:49:25 PM

If you haven’t yet discovered the glory that is Caballero liqueur, don’t fret. Many of us here in Minnesota are late to the Caballero party, so we're here to invite you. In Spain, this spicy sweet liqueur is iconic; created from a blend of Spanish brandy, orange peel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Consider it an original artisan liquor. The story goes that in 1830, Jose Caballero was stirred by the exotic tastes of the Spanish city of El Puerto de Santa Maria. It was at this world commercial port that fruits, spices, and other products made their way to shore. Along with its unique and strategic location, the city was ample inspiration to devise the recipe for the Caballero liqueur. The liqueur was first made exclusively for the Caballero family and friends, but in 1944, due to its sweeping popularity, Jose Caballero started the family business and named it after his first-born son, Luis Caballero S.A.

Enough of the history lesson, let’s pour a drink.

Here are a few Caballero recipes you’ll want to master and impress your guests. These are definite winners, and quite simple.

Caballero Cosmo

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Vodka
  • 0.75 oz. Caballero
  • 1.5 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
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