Savor the remaining days of summer with this refreshing mix of lime juice, gin, mint and ginger beer. A splash of St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur adds extra character to this cocktail.

Summer Mule

With three vineyards and wineries, Waconia is becoming a destination for
local wine, but there’s more brewing in town. Schram Vineyards Winery &
Brewery (schramvineyards.com) started brewing small batches of beer and serving

The Perfect Margarita at Hoppers Bar & Grill in Waconia.

We’ve sought out the area’s best drink specials, giving you the skinny on where to go and what to order. Shake up your afternoon routine with a round of the southwest metro’s best happy hour cocktails.

With summer just around the corner, it is time to break out the limes and make one of the freshest, tastiest Mojitos ever.  It makes your mouth water just thinking about this one.

Stocking the wine cellar, beer fridge or liquor cabinet doesn’t have to be yet another annoying errand to run—not if you swing by The Vintage in Chanhassen. The shop, which opened October 31, is owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael and Lisa Clausen.

Beergarita: Just like it sounds, part beer, part margarita, 100 percent deliciously refreshing to heat up any Super Bowl, Oscar or other mid-winter party.
2 12-oz. bottles of beer (preferably Corona)
8–12 oz. of tequila

Nearly 90 percent of American adults consume caffeine on a daily basis.
And behind each cup of warm Joe or steeped tea is the face of someone who
worked hard to bring us the energizing boost we need. This month we go inside

Enjoy the company of family and friends on a cold winter night by gathering around a cozy fireplace with hot buttered rum. The key to this super-rich recipe is great ingredients. You can make the base mixture in advance for a party or just to have on hand.