Ward 6’s signature cocktail is representative of the east side of St. Paul—a cultural blend of Asian, Hispanic and European flavors. The ginger and cilantro combination came to co-owner Bob Parker in a moment of inspiration in the produce market at the Hmong Village. With ginger and cilantro muddled together, vodka as the base, St. Germain elderflower liqueur as a modifier, fresh lime juice to add some acidity, lychee juice for body and volume, and a thin sliver of jalapeño to garnish—you’ve got a real taste of St. Paul’s Ward 6.

—1 tsp. fresh ginger
—4-6 sprigs cilantro
—1.5 oz. vodka
—.75 oz. St. Germaine
—1 oz. fresh lime juice
—2 oz. lychee juice
—1 jalapeño slice

1. Muddle the ginger in a mixing glass, then add cilantro and muddle.
2. Add ice and vodka, St. Germaine and lime juice.
3. Shake and strain into chilled 8-oz. cocktail glass.
4. Top with cold lychee juice.
5. Garnish with a sliver-thin slice of jalapeño and a cilantro leaf.


Minnesota offers vibrant autumn color and provides a kaleidoscopic backdrop for your event.

New England often gets the most credit for its spectacular fall color, but many rank Minnesota in the top tier for seasonal beauty, making fall an ideal time for meetings anywhere in the state. From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Twin Cities and Rochester, there are a variety of venues with ideal seasonal settings that can cater to groups of all sizes. 



Experience Rochester MN appointed Angie Richards to the position of vice president of sales. She previously held the position of area director of sales for Avra Hospitality in Rochester, Minn. 

Richards will lead Experience Rochester MN’s sales team, which is responsible for the booking of meetings, conventions, and other events at Mayo Civic Center as well as group sales for the entire city.


Radisson Blu Mall of America promoted Kate Anastasi to director of sales and marketing. Anastasi has been with the Radisson Blu Mall of America team for eight years and has held many support and leadership roles within the sales team. She had most recently served as the assistant director of sales and marketing. Anastasi won the 2021 Radisson Blu Manager of the Year award.