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Seven Sweet Peppermint Schnapps Recipes to Get Through This Winter

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Peppermint schnapps tastes like a candy cane in liquid form: sweet but not too sweet, minty with a nice, peppery spice. Unlike liqueurs and crème de menthe, it's got a subtler sweetness that makes it an ideal choice for cocktails without skimping on crisp minty flavor. Warm drinks with peppermint schnapps are also the perfect way to stay toasty during the midwinter chill. (You're just keeping warm! Nothing wrong with keeping warm!)

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Choosing a Sparkling Wine: Comparing Champagne and Prosecco

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 28, 2020 1:00:00 PM

According to historians, Winston Churchill had a half-bottle of Pol Roger Champagne served on his breakfast tray every morning. When asked, “Why, Winston, do you drink champagne?” he is reported to have said, “In defeat, I need it. In victory, I deserve it.”

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Three Affordable Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 24, 2020 2:02:15 PM

Maybe you're staying in with close family; maybe you're celebrating together from afar. Whether you need it for your table or your generous host's, wine is one of the quickest ways to complete a great Thanksgiving meal.

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11 Halloween Cocktails for a Spiked and Spooky 'Quarantine-o-Ween'

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 22, 2020 11:30:00 AM

It might be ironic that Halloween will be one of the least scary things about 2020. But in a time when it's hard to get together, bonding over drinks with friends is just what so many of us need to feel a bit more normal. Fortunately, we've got a whole list of Halloween cocktails to try at home after all the tricks have been treated and all the Monsters have been Mashed!

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Bring the Ballpark Home: Beer and Foods to Celebrate the Twins' Opening Day 2020

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

A summer of quarantine threw a curveball for the Minnesota Twins' 2020 season, but sure enough, the game will go on – without the roar of crowds and signature scents of Target Field's most popular food and beverage vendors. You can't be there, but you can order your favorites and watch the game from home!

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Wine Pairings and Cocktails for Easter Dinner

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 6, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Even if your Easter dinner is smaller than last year's (thanks to social distancing), you can still create a delicious meal at home – including wine pairings for all your favorite dishes. Go beyond whites-and-reds with these perfect wine pairings for turkey, ham, lamb, and everything else on the dinner table.

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Can the President Get Drunk? And Other Drinking Facts for President's Day

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 13, 2020 1:20:00 PM

Just because we’re in the midst of winter doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to celebrate. You know February as the month of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, but is there more if you dig a little deeper: President’s Day.

You might not think President’s Day is something worth celebrating—or what it even is. But what if we told you there are an abundance of interesting facts and glimpses from history about presidents and drinking? It’s true. Some of the past leaders of the United States of America were mighty big fans of alcohol and its many forms and functions.

Let’s start off with the most relevant question and fact to know:

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Move Over, Champagne — 3 Oscars Cocktails for Your Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Are you ready for February’s best occasion for making a big batch of drinks for a lot of people? No, we’re not suggesting you turn your special date night Valentine’s Day into a group event — we’re talking about the Oscars!

The Academy Awards parties, fashion on display, and fancy Hollywood actors and actresses put us in a festive and creative mindset. You’ll want to have that same vibe at your Oscars viewing party this year, so don’t forget to plan your drinks to match the occasion.

If You’re Offering Champagne at Your Oscars Party

Who doesn’t love bubbly? Who can say no to the sparkling? We get it. Champagne screams classy party! (By the way, this is why we celebrate special occasions with Champagne.)

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Your New Favorite Christmas Morning Drinks

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 19, 2019 4:21:37 PM

Ring the bells! Play the music! We’ve finally made it all the way to Christmas! And of course, that means it’s almost time for your favorite Christmas morning drinks.

Your anticipation builds as the day of holiday festivities approaches. Everyone’s making their travel arrangements and planning the food. Your parents are handling the main courses, Uncle Darryl is grilling his infamous Christmas hot wings, and Grandma Mary baked her Christmas pies...but who’s handling the Christmas drinks?

Turns out it’s you — but this is no problem whatsoever. Thanks to the handy articles we share here and the excellent selection of wine, beer, and spirits around the Twin Cities, you’ve become the one your family and friends rely on for the right drinks for the perfect occasion. And now, it’s your time to shine with your new favorite Christmas morning drinks.

Nothing makes Christmas merrier than a delicious drink to accompany your carols (or Charlie Brown Christmas playlist) and gift exchange. Here are some recipes — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — to enjoy with family and friends. You’ll find classic recipes as well as new twists on favorites like Bloody Marys and mimosas. Let’s dive in with some of your new favorite Christmas morning drinks (or maybe they’re already your old classics).

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Maple Syrup Cocktails and Other Minnesota Mix-ins? Um... Yes, please!

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 13, 2019 10:52:56 AM

Cocktails aren’t just about the spirits and liqueurs. Especially in the colder months when a little boost of richness or sweetness can help you slide through the less than ideal days, maple syrup cocktails and other mix-ins might be just the kind of treat to satisfy your desire for a drink with something different.

What’s even better than using an array of many options from cocktail mix-ins highly regarded around the world? How about local Minnesota-made ingredients that elevate a drink to just the right degree?

Check out these cocktail recipes with local Minnesota syrup and jams. Plan to pick up some fine honey, preserves, syrups, and other products from our fine state to add an extra burst of flavor to these cocktails.

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