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Coquito *Recipe from The Noshery Serves 6 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez) 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cup white rum cinnamon sticks for garnish Mix all ingredients in a […]

The 12 Days of Drinking -Day 7

Cocktails

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Girl From The North Country  Serves 1 1 1/2 oz. dry gin 1/2 ounces pear Brandy 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz lingonberry syrup or raspberry syrup 1 slice of pear, for garnish Shake the gin, brandy, lemon juice, and syrup with ice until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 6

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Chai Blossom Toddy Serves 1 6 oz boiling hot water 1 tea bag of chai spiced tea 1 1/2 TB brown sugar 1/2 oz lime juice 1 1/2 oz aged spanish-style rum 2 dashes angostura bitters   Combine the hot water and tea bag in a mug and steep for 3 minutes. Taste carefully and […]

12 days of Drinking -Day 5

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Fire Punch  Serves 10 to 12 3 lemons 1/2 cup granulated sugar 16 oz brandy 10 oz overproof rum 16 oz strong brewed black tea, cooled 32 oz pineapple juice freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish (optional) lemon wheels, for garnish (optional) * you can use just rum or brandy to streamline the recipe. Remove the […]

12 days of Drinking -Day 4

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Malted White Russian Serves 1  2 oz Vodka 1 oz coffee liquor 1 oz half and half 1 Tablespoon malted milk powder Add the vodka, coffee liquor, half and half, and malted milk powder to a cocktail shaker. Stir to dissolve the malt powder. Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 3

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  Camping Sangria Serves 6  32 oz. red wine, like Merlot 8 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice   1/4 cup sugar Juice of one lime 1 cup chopped Strawberries Combine the wine, grapefruit juice, sugar, and lime juice in a large pitcher,  stir until the sugar dissolves. Add ice and berries and enjoy!   *note the addition […]

12 days of drinking -Day 2

Cocktails

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Maple Syrup Old Fashioned Makes one glass 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, or more to taste 2 dashes Angostura bitters 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon orange-peel coin, for garnish Stir the maple syrup, bitters, and whiskey together in your cup. Add more syrup to taste if needed. Squeeze the orange-peel coin, peel side facing down, […]

12 days of drinking -Day 1

Cocktails

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The iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” and now the “Hahn/Cock” are 2 of the most recognizable sculptures in Minneapolis. Sure, I’ve been here tons of times but its still fun to walk through and see the art with the kids. We went during the middle of the day but I’d recommend early morning or evening in […]

Walker Sculpture Garden

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South Dakota in the fall   I kept hearing great things about visiting S.D. in the fall because it isn’t as hot and there are less tourists. So we decided to go in October when the kids had a few days off from school. It was just long enough for a quick road trip. While […]

Minneapolis to South Dakota

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On our way home from South Dakota last year we decided to stop off at the Largest Candy Store for some treats. I was pretty tired from driving so my photos don’t even do it justice. You should definitely add this to your bucket-list. A few of the kids favorites were: the British phone booth […]

Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store

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