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Three Suggestions for Refreshing Summer Drinks

Bartender holding a cocktail

With summer in high gear, drinks should be fun and refreshing. Here are a few that top my list:

For a new entry in cocktails, I choose Ranch Water, which started in Texas (a bottle of tequila poured into a cooler and filled with Topo Chico mineral water and a heavy dose of sliced citrus). For individual servings, fill a glass with ice, add 1.5 oz. of quality tequila and fill to the top with sparkling mineral water. Add a squeeze of grapefruit, and enjoy! Read more about Three Suggestions for Refreshing Summer Drinks

Top Ten Liquors is Opening its New Concept Wineside

Let’s raise a glass—self-serve wine dispensers are soon to be a thing in the west Metro thanks to Top Ten Liquors and its novel concept—Wineside. The Minneapolis chain of liquor stores has its eye on a September (at press time) opening of the ultimate high-end wine and cheese bar, restaurant, charcuterie market, grocery and liquor store in Minnetonka.  Read more about Top Ten Liquors is Opening its New Concept Wineside

Kid-Friendly Mocktail Ideas for Summer

It’s the weekend. You have friends coming over, and they are bringing their kids. You have food and cocktails planned, but what are you giving the kids? How about something other than pop?

My new favorite is Mixly, locally-made mixers that feature flavors, including cucumber, mint and lime; grapefruit and jalapeño; coconut, ginger and lime; pineapple, basil and lime; and strawberry and rhubarb. Read more about Kid-Friendly Mocktail Ideas for Summer

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