Drinks

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
  • Ice

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.

Creolo Cocktail
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.

Sparkling Winter Sangria

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

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Makes 1 serving

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