Drinks

Farrell House Wines  

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has been sharing his vast knowledge of wines from around the world.  We wondered which ones were his personal favorites.  We asked Ted what he always makes sure to have in his wine rack in his own home.  

Beer Cocktails  

Having a nice cold beer on a warm summer evening is heaven.  But mix in a few ingredients for a beer cocktail and it’s a whole different kind of flavor.  Head bartender Chris Myers from Brasserie Zentral has three different beer cocktails that will get your taste buds excited.  

Really Cool Drinks  

The cocktail scene around the Twin Cities is flourishing and mixologists are stirring up some pretty impressive cocktails.  Joy Summers, creator of the website Joy on the Rocks, shows us some of the more impressive ones. 

Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise  

Ted Farrell with Haskell’s took Emily along with him down the St. Croix River on the Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise to sample some of this year’s most popular grape varietals.

Fine Spirit Classics  

Ordering high end spirits might be a little bit intimidating.  Minnesota Monthly is helping to make you a lot more comfortable with the 3rd Annual Fine Spirit Classic

Minnesota Distilleries  

Entrepreneurs in Minnesota are taking a chance in the tight liquor market, hoping to make it big with their micro-distilleries.  Ted Farrell from Haskells brought in some samples from some of the distilleries finding success. 

Make Your Summer Drinks Look Great  

Cool off in the summer heat with a refreshing drink.  Why not kick it up a notch and make it look great too?  Food Stylist, Rachel Sherwood shows us some simple ways to add something fun and keep you cool this summer.

Domestic Wines   Back To Top

With just a week until we celebrate our declaration of independence, Ted with Haskell’s has his favorite picks for wines that were “born in the USA.”  

Summer Beer Bucket List   Back To Top

Craft breweries are popping up all over the place and it’s hard to keep up.  Our Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, has found a way!  She’s creating a “Summer Beer Bucket List.”

The World of Rosé   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell's stopped by the studio to tell us about a few of his favorite rosé wines! Farrell described the difference between the coloration of each wine and how that color affects the taste.

Kemps Soda Shop Recipes Back To Top

The Kemps Moooseum shares some recipes from the fully functioning 1940’s era Soda Shop Fountain you can order from!

Flavor Infused Water   Back To Top

Leave the pop and lemonade at home for your next barbeque.  Cookbook writer, Mary Jane Miller, suggests quenching your thirst with flavor infused water instead!

Perfect Cocktails   Back To Top

You can build the perfect cocktail no matter what you have in your liquor cabinet.  Nick Kosevich, from Bittercube Bitters and Eat Street Social, shows us how using different spirits in your formula create different cocktails.       

Sangria   Back To Top

The fruit infused wine, known as Sangria, has been served up for centuries.  However, it didn’t make its U.S. debut until 1964 during the World’s Fair.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some ways to make your own or some ready to drink options. 

Sociable Cider Werks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins and his business partner, Wade, left the corporate world of investment banking behind, moved back to Minnesota and started up a “decidedly different” business.  Sociable Cider Werks is their creation that started in a garage and now their cider can be found in places around the Twin Cities.

Grilling with Latin Flair   Back To Top

It’s grilling season - so grab those burgers and throw them on the grill.  Chef and cookbook author, Amalia Moreno-Daamgaard shows us how to take your meal and give it a Latin flair, just by adding a couple of extra items.  

Fresh Limeade with Fresh Ginger, Poppy Seeds & Panela Back To Top

Fresh limeade (Limonada Con Gengibre, Chan Y Panela) is a very common cold drink to accompany lunch or dinner.  The poppy seeds, fresh ginger, and panela elevate this drink to a gourmet level.

American Craft Beer   Back To Top

Although beer sales are down, according to the American Brewers Association, craft beer consumption grew 18%.  Chris Furbacher, from Grand Teton  Brewing Company, is helping to take some of the confusion away from craft beers and clarify exactly what it is. 

Low Tea   Back To Top

Low Tea is one of the hottest “foodie trends” in 2014.  Cookbook author, Mary Jane Miller is here to explain exactly what it is.

Boxed Wines   Back To Top

It’s shatter-proof, it holds the equivalent of four bottles, and it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for at least a month.  If you aren’t a fan of boxed wines, our wine guy Ted Farrell from Haskell’s might just change your mind.  He’s here with some of his picks for boxed wines to give a try.

Vintage Wines from 2008   Back To Top

The year 2008.  What a fantastic year!  That’s the year that Twin Cities Live debuted.  To celebrate, we asked Ted Farrell from Haskell’s to pick his vintage wines from that year!   

Empty Calories in Alcohol   Back To Top

It’s really no secret that when you are enjoying some cocktails, you are also enjoying some empty calories.  Registered Dietitian and blogger Cassie Bjork says not to worry!  There are some drinks that are better for you than others and she’s here to clear that up!

Juicing Recipes   Back To Top

Juicing has been around for a while now and is becoming a favorite of many folks with its healthy ingredients.  Robin Asbell has a new cook book out called, Juice It, with over 65 recipes.  Robin shares some of the recipes (with permission from Chronicle Books) and the benefits you’ll receive.

Haskell’s Nickel Sale   Back To Top

Although the wine isn’t five cents a bottle at the Haskell’s Nickel Sale any more, there are still some pretty spectacular deals!  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has his picks from the sale.  

Taste Washington Wine Month   Back To Top

Washington state is the biggest producer of premium wine in the entire country, right behind California.  March is Taste Washington Wine Month and Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has is favorite picks from Washington. 

Whiskey Drinks   Back To Top

Whether or not you are an ol’ pro with whiskey drinks or you are just drinking it in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we have a drink for you!  Proprietor of Bittercube Bitters and partner at Eat Street Social, Nick Kosevich, shows us how to make some St. Patty’s day cocktails.       

Healthier Shamrock Shake   Back To Top

Dietitian Cassie Bjork use to stand in line to splurge on Shamrock Shakes from McDonalds.  She decided to come up with her own version to make at home that is not only tasty, but healthier too!

The Teddies   Back To Top

In honor of the Oscars airing this Sunday on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, we asked our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to come up with his own awards. We present...The Teddies!

Romantic Drink Picks   Back To Top

Our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells is playing Cupid!  He’s giving us his picks for some “romantic” drinks for Valentine’s Day. 

Organic & Biodynamic Wines   Back To Top

The produce section at the grocery store isn’t the only place to find organic products.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s explains the organic and biodynamic wines you’ll find in the wine aisle. 

DIY Almond Milk   Back To Top

You will find more than just whole, skim, and 2% milk in the milk aisle these days.  Dairy substitutes like almond milk have shown up and are healthy and becoming pretty popular.  Health coach Kelley Suggs shows us how you can make your own almond milk at home.

The Warming House   Back To Top

It’s the perfect temperature to be sipping on some hot chocolate.  At The Warming House, owners Jill and Zac Stafford are hoping to have you sipping on flavors like cardamom, chai, cinnamon, and cayenne mixed generously with the finest chocolates. 

Warm Drinks   Back To Top

Don’t fight the cold weather – embrace it!  Cuddle up by a fire with a warm drink.  But if a hot cup of tea or hot cocoa sounds boring, Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig has some was to spice up your hot drink favorites!

Wine Resolutions   Back To Top

A lot of New Years resolutions are about healthy eating and exercise.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s, has some wine resolutions for you to add to your list. 

New Year's Eve Drinks   Back To Top

Flair bartender and owner of Liquidmotion, Brian Zachau, shares some drink recipes to help ring in 2014. 

Gifts from the Liquor Store   Back To Top

Don’t worry about deciding what to get for gifts from the liquor store.  The pros at Haskell’s will do the work for you!  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, shows off some of the great options you’ll find at Haskell’s

Zero Proof Mix Off   Back To Top

Part of your job as a good party host means making sure that everyone gets home safely.  One way to do this is to offer cocktails that are alcohol free.  We’ve put three people to the test to come up an alcohol free cocktail that everyone will love for your holiday gatherings.

Gin Cocktails   Back To Top

The second annual Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic is taking place at Mill City Nights on Thursday, December 5th.  Owner of Eat Street Social, Nick Kosevich, shares some cool ideas for mixing up cocktails using gin.  

Holiday Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with some drinks perfect for the holidays. 

Thanksgivukkah Menu   Back To Top

This year, the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day.  This mean, this year we will celebrate Thanksgivukkah.  The last time this occurred was the year 1888 and the next time we will see this happen is the year 79811!  To help celebrate the occasion, David Weinstein, from Rye Delicatessen & Bar brought some recipes that bring the two holidays together. 

French Wines   Back To Top

For wine enthusiasts around the world, November 21st is a big day.  It’s the day that a new edition of Beaujolais Nouveau is released.  The grapes to make this wine come from the Beaujolais region of France and are harvested early to make this wine stand out.

Easy Drinks with Cascade Ice   Back To Top

The Thanksgiving day menu can take a lot of planning and a lot of preparation.  One thing you don’t have to stress out about are the drinks!  Mixologist with Cascade Ice Water, Kimberly Amack, has three easy drinks you can serve. 

90+ Point Wines Under $12   Back To Top

Wines from around the world are ranked on a scale up to 100 points.  Ted Farrell from Haskells, is here to tell us what the point rating means.  Plus he shows us his picks for wine that rated 90 plus points and they are all under $12.00. 

North Folk Winery   Back To Top

In the small community of Harris, Minnesota, just about forty miles from the Twin Cities, is North Folk Winery.  It’s a perfect place for a girls day out and Emily was happy to check it out. 

Spooky Wines & Beer   Back To Top

Even your wine can be perfect for Halloween.  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here with some spooky types of beer and wine. 

Fall & Halloween Drinks   Back To Top

Bartender and Beer Consultant, Chris Myers offers two easy ways to add fall flair to cocktails.

Hot Russian Tea Back To Top

Writer and cook, Kirsten Shabaz, is here to show us some recipes she uses her crockpot for other than the main dish!

Don’t Have this Wine? Then Try That   Back To Top

You sit down at your favorite restaurant and take a look at the wine menu.  A moment of panic sets in when you notice that your favorite type of wine isn’t on the menu.  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here to help! 

Autumn Wine   Back To Top

It’s official, the season is Autumn.  It’s time to celebrate fall with a wint perfect for harvest season.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with his picks for Autumn wines, all under $15. 

Bradstreet Crafthouse   Back To Top

USA Today is calling Bradstreet Crafthouse one of the best bars in the United States.  The Head Mixologist, Toby Maloney, is here to show us some of the concoctions that distinguish them as such and tells us how to make them at home.