Cocktails

Red Sauce Rebellion expands with a new cocktail lounge, Rebel Room

Red Sauce Rebellion expands with a new cocktail lounge, Rebel Room

Red Sauce Rebellion, the tasty Italian restaurant in Excelsior, has been a popular hotspot for dinner and drinks since its opening last December. Based on that success, owners Eli Wollenzien and Deacon Eells decided to expand.


Rebel Room is a chic cocktail bar located in the basement of Red Sauce Rebellion. With a unique bar menu including duck nachos, Parmesan fries and goat cheese crêpes, customers will have a satisfied stomach when they leave.

Blogger Stephany Wieland’s Summer Cocktail Picks

July is a time to bask in the sun and enjoy a great cocktail outdoors. We thought it would be fun to send local blogger Stephany Wieland out on the town to check out some of the cool drinks St. Croix Valley bartenders are stirring up this season.

Wieland was among five finalists in a 2014 international cocktail competition hosted by British TV chef Jamie Oliver. Not a mixologist by trade, the mother of two is a 911 dispatcher, wedding photographer and recurring guest on Twin Cities Live on KSTP-TV.

Summer Sipping: Edina’s Best Bartender Serves Up Exotic Summer Cocktail Recipes

Amy Trushenski (formerly Danielson) of Edina Grill, voted this year’s best bartender by readers of Edina Magazine, was recently married. She might have a new last name, but her great instinct for making delicious drinks remains unchanged. For summer cocktails that are easy, sweet, exotic, colorful and maybe even a little adventurous, Trushenski offers some ideas for spirited, homemade drinks for your summer sipping.

Frozen Coconut Lemonade

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