Drinks

Bill Waddington studied tea for 20 years before opening TeaSource in Highland Park in 1996. He shares his top three tips for brewing the perfect cup:

Wine Republic seems like any other wine shop. It’s small and quaint, located right in the heart of downtown Excelsior.

Whether it’s a hot drink warming the hands, or a cocktail warming the soul, we appreciate delicious beverages in January.

Mimosas from Hazellewood Bar and Grill complete a weekend brunch on their outdoor patio.

Slainte! Cent’anni! Skol! Prosit! Salud! Na zdorovie! L’chaim! Bottoms up! Every culture has a word to convey the same idea: Let us drink together, to health, to life and to this moment. It’s a simple ritual, heartfelt yet quick.

There is nothing better than a nice, cool drink on a hot summer day. Jessie Cohn, bartender at Lago Tacos, gave us two of his favorite recipes to whip up during the warmer months.

As we enter the new year, everything feels like it needs to be reset—skin included.

If there is one thing Minnesotans know about the long, cold winter, it’s that every once in a while you need a good, stiff drink to take the edge off.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Birch’s Restaurant and Bar in Long Lake has a blast concocting yummy seasonal drinks as the owner, manager and servers share creative input. Staunch supporters of local ingredients, they love Minnesota-made Prairie Organic vodka.

Ten years ago, we’d have said, “What local craft beer movement?” State regulations hampered Minnesota from keeping up with the rest of the nation’s microbrew craze. Hurray! Things have changed. People are making all kinds of exciting new beer in our area, and it’s a unified front.

Minnetonka natives Chad Mayes, Jason Landstrom and Ryan Johnson love beer. They also love our lakes.

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