Steep in the sweet flavors of a warm beverage.
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 oz. Templeton Rye whiskey
1 oz. Remy Martin VSOP cognac
1 tsp. Lucid absinthe
3 star anise pods
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.
1½ oz. El Nivel Reposado tequila
1 oz. Simply Grapefruit fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Agave nectar
After years of traveling for their jobs, Scott Kaldenberg and Brandon Thornton were on the hunt for a new adventure, one near their Eden Prairie homes. “I traveled Monday through Friday for the majority of my career,” explains Kaldenberg, a retired management consultant.
1 ½ oz. Corralejo Blanco Tequila
½ oz. Marie Brizard Creme de Cassis
2 lime wedges
12 fresh mint leaves
3–6 oz. lemon lime soda
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Looking for an easy cocktail to serve at a bridal shower, wedding reception or any other celebration? Look no further than the marriage between the Screwdriver and the Moscow Mule.
1 ½ oz. vodka
3 oz. orange juice
1 1/2 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. crème de cassis
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2–3 oz. Q Ginger Beer
Fresh blackberry (optional)
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.