Take a sip of some of the best bloody marys in the Southwest Metro and beyond.
When spirits and juices conspire, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a little taste of paradise.
April in Paradise
Lina Holman is a spirited conversationalist. She is one of the founding partners at Waconia’s J. Carver Distillery and, with 30 years in the hospitality industry, Holman knows her product and how to tell a story. She has managed liquor stores and restaurants and is a certified sommelier.
- 1 1/2 oz. Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon
- 1 oz. buttered brown sugar simple syrup (recipe below)
- 4 oz. apple cider
- 2 oz. Q Ginger Beer
- Dash of Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters
Celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) on February 28 with one of my favorite Cajun cocktails. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Makes 1 drink
Honey Berry Sling
The Honey Berry Sling is a bright, refreshing winter drink made from Miodula Honey vodka, Chambord raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice and lime.
Hasse Apple Pierita
2 oz. Travis Hasse Apple Pie Liqueur
1 ½ oz. Tierras Blanco Tequila
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
½ tsp. agave nectar
Ground cinnamon to taste
1.5 oz. Canadian whiskey (Crown Royal)
1.5 oz amaretto liqueur (Disaronno)
4 oz. cranberry juice
Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the whiskey and amaretto, fill to the top with cranberry juice. Stir and enjoy.
1/2 oz. Madison Avenue Orangecello
1 oz. Dry Fly Gin
1 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. Contratto Vermouth Rosso (sweet vermouth)
Orange slice for garnish