Drinks

Strawberry Santas and Raspberry Vodka Martinis with Driscoll's  

Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by with some fun holiday recipes! For the kids, we made strawberry Santas and for the grown ups, we made raspberry vodka martinis! 

Eggnog Recipe  

Katy Gerdes, owner of Angel Food Bakery, stopped by the TCL studio with a festive eggnog recipe. 

Wine Gadgets and Stocking Stuffers from Haskell's  

The folks at Haskell's have kept Minnesotans in fine spirits since 1934. And their aisles are filled with more than just great bottles of wine and liquor. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with wine gadgets and other stocking stuffers you can pick up at the liquor store.

Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving  

Don't let shopping for spirits stress you out before Thanksgiving. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with what to serve to guests before and after dinner along with what pairs well with turkey.

Holiday Food & Wine Pairings  

Sommelier Greg Carlstrom stopped by the TCL studio to share some holiday food and wine pairings that are perfect for your next party.

Fall Ciders  

Sociable Cider Werks owner Jim Watkins stopped by with some tasty fall themed drinks great for everything from your ladies night to a family get-together.

Halloween Cocktails with Haskell's  

No matter how excited you are for Halloween, Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, has a "spirit" for you.

Pumpkin Palooza Week: Pumpkin Kegs   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped  to show us how he turned an ordinary pumpkin into a fun pumpkin party keg that's perfect for your Halloween get-together.

BET Vodka Cocktails   Back To Top

It's Fall, almost Winter, but we’re celebrating another season too -- Sugar Beet season!  Why should we care? Sugar Beet sugar makes up about 20% of the world's sugar.  And thanks to one very smart Minnesotan, Sugar Beets are now being turned into vodka. It’s called BET Vodka, and it was created by Ben Brueshoff. Ben stopped by our studio to make BET Vodka cocktails you can make at home!

Drink Pink This October Back To Top

Minnesota-based Haskell's has partnered with the Park Nicollet Foundation and the Jane Brattain Breast Center to ensure women in need can access breast cancer screenings. During the month of October, $1 from every featured bottle purchased will benefit the Jane Brattain Breast Center's Mammo a-go-go Community Outreach Program. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares the wines you can pick up that'll support a great cause.  

Tasty Fall Recipes for Oktoberfest   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to whip up a delicious fall recipe that’s perfect for Oktoberfest.  For more information or to purchase a copy of one of Amy’s cookbooks, click here.

Spiral Brewery & Alexis Bailly Vineyard   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is celebrating everything Hastings! The small town is hopping with cool, classic spots and brand new businesses.

Apples with Sweetland Apple Orchard   Back To Top

Now is the time to make tasty apple treats using different apple varieties. Gretchen Perbix from Sweetland Orchard and Recipe Developer Mary Jane Miller put Gretchen’s Apples to good use and made delicious apple recipes for the fall.

Looks Great, Tastes Great with Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares wines with great labels which also taste great. Plus, he has an exclusive Twin Cities Live deal!

Fall Inspired Drinks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins from Sociable Cider Werks is here with some fall inspired drinks.

Apple Cider Drinks   Back To Top

Laruie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by the TCL kitchen with some tasty apple cider drink recipes. 

Fall Drinks at Caribou Coffee   Back To Top

Caribou Coffee has released new tasty drinks and foods to help you get ready for the fall season. Kayleen Trecker of Caribou Coffee stopped by to give us the inside scoop.     

Flavors of Fall with Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by with flavors of fall, including a wine that is the perfect transition form summer to fall.

Minnesota Wine Vineyard Tour   Back To Top

The cover story of Minnesota Monthly features autumn getaways, including trips to Minnesota-based vineyards. Katie Hickman from Minnesota Monthly takes us to three spots worthy of a day trip.

Slow Cooker Fall Drinks   Back To Top

Author and Latin & Food Culture Consultant, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard stopped by with fall drink ideas you can make in your slow cooker.

Blue Ribbon Worthy Wines   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by the State Fair stage with wines he says are worthy of blue ribbons.

Wine School with Haskell's   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell shares the five steps for drinking wine and breaks down the difference between Brut and Champagne.

Wine Taste Test   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, serves up a TCL taste test with Steve, Elizabeth and actress Melissa Peterman. See if they can tell the difference between a $3 and $30 bottle of wine.

Three Ingredient Cocktails   Back To Top

Owner of Sociable Cider Werks, Jim Watkins, stopped by to share recipes for three tasty cocktails that only require three ingredients.     

Fine Spirits Classic   Back To Top

Food critic Joy Summers and mixologist Louie LeFleur stopped by to chat about MN Monthly's Fine Spirits Classic event.

Champagne 101   Back To Top

Sommelier Greg Carlstrom stopped by TCL to share all of his champagne drinking tips. 

Picnic Pairings   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares his picks for vino that pair well with picnic essentials.

Red, White & Blue Boozy Drinks   Back To Top

The 4th of July is USAs top beer-drinking holiday with more the 1-billion dollars spent on the cold brew. But what if you're not a beer drinker and want to celebrate with a cocktail instead? Red white and blue boozy drinks you say? Sounds like it's time for another Twin Cities Live Staff Showdown. Producers Mandy Tadych, Lisa Adams and Mike Marcotte stopped by to mix things up!

Best Chilled Wine Under $10   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with his picks for four chilled vinos all under $10.

Purple Rain Latte with City Girl Coffee   Back To Top

Alyza Bohbot took over her parents' coffee business and City Girl Coffee was born! They support women coffee growers with every bag they sell! You can find them in the Yellow Food Area at the 2018 Twin Cities Pride Festival and they shared a recipe for a Prince-inspired latte you can sample there!

American Made Wines   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farell, stopped by the studio on Flag Day and celebrated by featuring some of his favorite American made bottles of vino!

Patio Party Drinks   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice stopped by to share some of her favorite portable patio drinks and show you how to serve them in fun and simple ways!

Italian Summer Drinks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins of Sociable Cider Werks just got back from the wine country and he brought back some tasty italian cocktails to share in the TCL kitchen. 

National Wine Day with Haskell's   Back To Top

May 25th is National Wine Day! Twin Cities Live wanted to celebrate, and the best person to help us party is Haskell's Ted Farrell. He stopped by with his list of the three wines you'll want to sip on this summer.

Radisson Blu vs. Radisson Red   Back To Top

The Radisson Blu at Mall of America is celebrating its fifth birthday in June! And it has a younger sibling in town. The Radisson Red is in downtown Minneapolis and is the only hotel of its kind in the United States. We had a bit of sibling rivalry in the studio. Bartenders Taylor Shaver from FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar and Britt Benner from OUIBar + KTCHN inside Radisson Red sling up some red, white and blue inspired drinks.

Summer Lemonades   Back To Top

Owner of the Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us how to make some tasty summer lemonades! 

Jerk Pork Chicken Sandwiches   Back To Top

Tomme Beevas is the owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen located in the heart of eat street in Minneapolis....he stopped by to make jerk pork sandwiches and tasty drinks to go with it.

Caribou Coffee Bubble Drinks   Back To Top

Jenifer Hagness from Caribou Coffee stopped by TCL to show us how to make one of their new bubble drinks - the Raspberry Green Tea with Bubbles! Here are some tips to make one at home.

Rose All Day with Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, explains the popularity behind rose wine and shares four of his favorites bottles, along with an exclusive deal.

Siriously Delicious Recipes   Back To Top

Cookbook, Seriously Delicious is a Washington Post Besseller.  It's author, Siri Daly, is a popular food blogger, Today Show food contributor, and the wife of Carson Daly.She stops by to prepare two of the recipes from the book.

TCL Happy Hour: Acapulco   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is starting the weekend early with a happy hour and you’re invited! TCL Happy Hour at Acapulco is celebrating at their new location in Andover. The fun begins at 3 p.m. and runs to 4:30.

Infused Drinks   Back To Top

Infusing drinks with herbs and fruits is one of the hottest trends in the 2018 beverage industry. Jim Watkins of Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis stopped by to show us his step-by-step infusion process.

Driscoll's Blackberry Cobbler and Mojitos   Back To Top

Minnesota is the 6th largest blackberry-loving market according to Driscoll's. And they're perfect for a picnic! Chef Daniel joined us in-studio to make blackberry cobbler and blackberry mojitos too!    

Northeast Beer Tour   Back To Top

Northeast Minneapolis is hopping. That certainly includes the beer scene which continues to grow. Minnesota Monthly Food Critic, Joy Summers, teamed up with TCL Reporter Emily Engberg to check out three spots worth visiting in that area. Here’s the list.

Minnesota Breweries Getting Crafty   Back To Top

Minnesota breweries are getting crafty, teaming up with music venues, musicians and others to create special edition cans and bottles of beer. Amelia Rayno and Tom Horgen from the StarTribune share a few of their stories.

Spring Has Sprung at Haskell’s   Back To Top

There might be snow on the ground, but we know one place where spring has sprung -- the aisles of the liquor store.
From honeysuckle to cherry blossom, the smells of beautiful, blooming flowers can be found inside bottles of vino.
Our wine guy is helping us transition seasons. Haskell’s Ted Ferrell stopped by with a few of his favorites.

$10 Wines for 10 Years of Twin Cities Live   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is celebrating 10 years on the air! In honor of the milestone, Haskell's is offering TCL'ers 10 bottles of wine for $10 each through Sunday, April 22. Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg joined TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, at their Maple Grove location to sample a few.

The Best of Haskell's Spring Wine Sale   Back To Top

TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, reveals winning wines and spirits in another edition of The Teddies!

Bootlegger Brewing   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town takes us to Apple Valley and in the south metro is where you'll find the booch....Kombucha that is.

Beer Cocktails   Back To Top

Mixing beer with champagne? It's a cocktail with over 150 years of history. Haskell's Ted Farrell stopped by to share a couple beer cocktail recipes.