• Signature Drink: Birds of the Galapagos

     
    POSTED June 28, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Kevin Menendez/Katchlight Studios

This cocktail adds a delicious tropical twist to a classic beverage, the Negroni. Mark and Kristen Anderson, founders of Minneapolis-based Drake’s Organic Spirits, named the cocktail in honor of their travels to the Galapagos Islands, where they were inspired to give back after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy and sensitive ecosystems. Drake’s donates a portion of every sale to the Galapagos Fund.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Drake's Spiced Rum
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • .5 ounce simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces pineapple juice
  • .5 ounce lime juice
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 2 pineapple leaves

Directions

Add the first five ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple slice and pineapple leaves.

One of the several new restaurants that popped up mid-pandemic in the Twin Cities culinary scene was Petite León by Duck Soup Hospitality, housed in the old Blackbird Café space. All having worked on separate, successful ventures in the area, Jorge Guzmán, Dan Manosack, Benjamin Rients and Travis Serbus came together to found the hospitality group behind the project.

 

INGREDIENTS

—2 oz. Bulleit Rye Whiskey

—.25 oz. Yellow Chartreuse

—.05 oz. sweet vermouth

—1 dash cherry bark vanilla bitters

—garnish with two Filthy Italian Amarena Cherries

DIRECTIONS

Pour the above ingredients into a glass and stir, then set aside.

 

Lighten up your winter with Holman’s Table’s honey, ginger and lemon cocktail.

Winter blues getting you down? Fire up the cocktail shaker and try a recipe that will surely lift your spirits. Holman’s Table’s Penicillin is a perfect blend of scotch, honey, ginger and lemon juice— all the ingredients needed to melt away the wintertime sadness. 

INGREDIENTS

— 1.5 oz. Bank Note Blended Scotch

(or your choice aged, blended scotch or whiskey)

— 0.75 oz. Honey Simple Syrup