Spring Fling

Is there anything better than using what you’ve got fresh from the garden? In this case, we are fortunate to have fresh lemons (Warming up in California for Spring Break). 

Can’t wait for summer back in MN…

Spring Fling cocktail

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 oz champagne

Shake the vodka, syrup and lemon with ice, strain into chilled martini glass and top with champagne (or sparkling water). Accessorize with herb of choice…mint, rosemary and basil are good choices. Toast sunshine!

  

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Local bourbon 

It’s bourbon month for our girls night out and we thought we’d try a new hot spot, Tattersall Distillery, in a converted industrial space in Northeast Minneapolis.

Their bourbon actually starts in Kentucky and is then aged in MN, but close enough! 

This Umeboshi Sour, which features bourbon, sour cherry liquer, simple syrup, lemon, Umeboshi vinegar and black walnut bitters was the highlight of the evening. Smoky yet tart and refreshingly complex.

Their barrel-aged gin and aquavit were quite tasty too. (I was told by the bartender at Spoon & Stable that it’s the topselling aquavit. BTW, add that to your 2016 must try list when in MInneapolis!)

  

Cheers to 2016!

As part of 2016 resolutions, my friend Robin and I are getting together monthly to make the featured drink from my fantastic artistic friend Gina’s Cocktail of the Month booklet (buy it at her Lettergirl Etsy store).

This is a delightful, easy-to-make and easy-sipping celebratory drink. A great excuse to spend time with a friend!

Bee Sting

  • Champagne
  • Honey liqueur
  • Orange bitters

Fill a champagne flute with 2 oz honey liqueur (more or less depending on your sweet tooth), top with champagne and a dash of bitters. Garnish with orange slice.

Cheers!!

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