Drinks

Summer is a much needed break from the harsh Minnesota winter, but a mid-season heatwave can drive even the biggest summer fanatic to seek air conditioned relief.

Shaken, stirred or slightly modified, the martini is an American classic. Made popular by everyone from James Bond to Carrie Bradshaw and the gang, there’s hardly a more fashionable drink around. However, the trick for the casual barfly is making the martini more approachable.

Whether it’s straight-up, on the rocks or mixed with a bit of water, a good glass of scotch is great any time of year. But to many, the idea of hard liquor sans mixer can be a bit unapproachable.

After a sun-soaked summer of travel and play, the weather and the school calendar deem it’s time to stay a bit closer to home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a taste of greater Minnesota and beyond.

On St. Patrick’s Day, stop by Lucky’s 13 Pub for a festive beverage. Sample green beer or an Irish Tea, a decidedly Eire-inspired take on Long Island Iced Tea.

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Fall is the perfect time for bonfires, and the only thing that could make the night better is a glass of wine. Our wine gurus gave us suggestions for white, rosé and red wine flights in the order they would best be enjoyed, with a few food pairings to go alongside.

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