The sidecar is a classic sour drink, made popular during the golden age of cocktails in the early 1900s. Our version uses top-quality brandy (Armagnac) as the base spirit, along with orange liqueur and lemon, plus a touch of sweetness.


So your Thanksgiving meal is over, and you’re too full for pie, but still craving a sweet dessert. How about a Brandy Alexander? Chocolaty, sweet, creamy and smooth, a Brandy Alexander is a perfect liquid dessert.

Brandy Alexander
Makes 1 serving

Every September, we look forward to watching the U.S. Open tennis championships. This year’s tournament runs from August 25 to September 8. Grey Goose Vodka has been a sponsor of the U.S. Open for the past seven years, and attendees go crazy for the Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktail.

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.