Author: Randy Hanson

Martinez

You may be wondering, Martinez? Don’t you mean Martini? Well, we mean both. You see, the origin of the Martini is somewhat fuzzy, but almost everyone agrees that the Martini

Cocktail Cherries

Click here for a newer post with a fantastic homemade cocktail cherries recipe! If you have visited your grocery store recently you may have noticed that fresh cherries are in

The Pimm’s Cup

With everything going on lately related to the World Cup, there’s a completely different Cup that gets pretty popular this time of the year. Take your mind away from soccer

Mai Tai

This week we are featuring a cocktail that has been a long time coming and usually ranks as a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. Actually, we posted the original recipe for

How to Make Orgeat

Orgeat is almond syrup, aromatized with a hint of orange blossom and/or roses. It is usually slightly opaque and has a thick milky texture. It appears in many old cocktail

Summit Sips Punch

Those of you who live in the Twin Cities might already know that this Sunday is Grand Old Day, the largest one-day festival in the midwest that takes place every

Make Rhubarb-Infused Vodka

Last year we infused some vodka with rhubarb and it turned out so good that it was gone too quickly. In fact, this was the fastest we went through an

Southside

About this time of year we start longing for the Gin Basil Smash, but our basil is just barely getting started. Mint, on the other hand, gets established quickly, and

Negroni

At long last, we are finally posting the Negroni for the Drink of the Week. We are finding that there are just too many interesting twists on this classic that

Destination Portland: Clyde Common

We have a new favorite location for great food and even better cocktails, but it requires a little planning to get there from St. Paul. That’s because this destination is

Monkey Gland

This week’s Drink Of The Week is actually a recipe we posted last year as a suggestion for using fresh grenadine. So far, we have tried to avoid reposting cocktails