Drink: Brandy Gets a Refresher

It won’t hurt to add the stinger to any beverage lineup. With a nod to this month’s Tastemaker section feature on brandy, Tana Wold offers a go-to concoction that freshens up brandy with a hit of mint.

Ice cubes
2 oz. brandy
1 oz. white peppermint liqueur
Mint leaves (optional)

Shake well the ice, brandy and liqueur, and strain into a martini glass. Serve with or without mint leaves.

—Tana Wold
Purchasing and events manager, City of Eden Prairie Liquor Stores

Looking to add some spirit to your spirits? Try some of these drink decor ideas from art director Emily Handy.

Pick Your Poison
Make, buy or search online for spooky false potion labels for your mixers. (Just be sure to tell guests what’s actually inside!)

Macabre Markers
Inexpensive Halloween rings and bracelets found at party stores make great drink charms and easy party favors.

Ghostly Glass
If you don’t want to buy pricey themed glasses, try making your own with glass markers or puffy paint on dollar store glassware.