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

Dolce Vita Wine Shop’s June Drink Pick: The Bootleg

Many different country clubs claim to be the inventor of this easy-to-drink summer cocktail.  We have taken a hand-me-down version of the Somerset Country Club bootleg recipe and amped it up with premium gin for a refreshing summer treat.
12 oz. lemonade concentrate
12 oz. limeade concentrate
2 cups fresh mint leaves
1 shot of North Shore Distiller’s No. 6 gin
Club soda
Lime slice for garnish


St. Patrick’s Day Tips from Kip’s Irish Pub bartender Chad Soland

What’s it really like being a bartender on St. Patrick’s Day?

Both exciting and stressful. Most days at a bar you’ll have your rush times and your lulls, when you can get caught back up. Not on St. Pat’s. It’s go-go-go from the moment you arrive to the end of the night.

Any tips on how to have a good bar experience as a customer on St. Patty’s Day?

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