East Metro Sips of the Summer

by | Jul 2024

Fiery Bloody

Fiery Bloody. Photo: Megan Stezka Photography

Sip on these lively libations around the East Metro.

Particular cocktails always catch the attention of onlookers—whether you spot it on someone else’s table or catch a glance of it on social media. These sips make you second guess what you might order—so cheers to these Instagrammable cocktails that will leave you in high spirits.

Spicy taste buds will enjoy the Fiery Bloody, created with hot pepper–infused vodka, house bloody mix, a hot rim with Cry Baby Craig’s, garnished with the classic Northern Taphouse skewer, pepper jack cheese, jalapeño-dusted bacon and a jalapeño popper, which is served alongside a snit of beer. Northern Taphouse, 7325 Currell Blvd., Woodbury; 651.666.3200; northerntaphouse.com

Pilar Palette is a fruity drink that has a blend of peach, chamomile and lemon—it also includes Barsol Pisco, made from pure grape wine, and Suze, a bitter French aperitif, to pull it all together. Enjoy it alongside live music. The Alchemist, 2222 Fourth St., White Bear Lake; 651.429.9286; thealchemistwbl.com

Feel the heat with the Pina Pélé shot—pineapple, pina colada, and RumChata are mixed and topped with Trader Vie’s 151 rum and lit on fire! Make sure to check out the entire cocktail menu for tiki-inspired sips. The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant, 324 Main St. S., Stillwater; 651.342.2545; thetiltedtiki.com

Slushies are a childhood favorite, but the Cheerwine Bourbon is an adult favorite, too. This slushie cocktail is a hit for summer and is made with Wild Turkey bourbon, Cheerwine, cola and grenadine. Southern Social, 1424 Weir Drive, Woodbury; 651.493.6804; southernsocialmn.com

Cheerwine Bourbon

Cheerwine Bourbon. Photo: Southern Social

The Snickers Cocktail is a chocolaty and creamy cocktail perfect for a sweet tooth. Vanilla vodka, amaretto, Irish cream, white chocolate liqueur and chocolate syrup create a smooth delicious flavor in every sip. Machine Shed Restaurant, 8515 Hudson Blvd. N. #8702, Lake Elmo; 651.735.7436; machineshed.com

Get a taste of summer with the Strawberry Basil Lemondrop, a twist on the classic cocktail. It includes Hanson of Sonoma Organic Meyer Lemon vodka, basil simple syrup, strawberry puree, lemon juice and lemonade. The Tavern Grill Restaurant + Bar, 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury; 651.578.3000; thetaverngrill.com

The unique blend of Reposado tequila, dragon fruit syrup, triple sec, lemon and jalapeño with a black salt rim makes up the Dragon’s Breath cocktail. Hazelwood Food + Drink, 9240 Hudson Road, Woodbury; 651.419.8000; hazelwoodfoodanddrink.com

Dragon’s Breath

Dragon’s Breath. Photo: Tona Fierro

Get a real taste of summer with the Lavender French, served with Empress gin, lemon, lavender bitters, simple syrup and topped with prosecco. The ’Wick Pub and Grill, 9555 Wedgewood Drive, Woodbury; 651.294.3160; thewickpubandgrill.com


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