Tag Archives: Gin

Eat, drink and be MARRIED- Signature Wedding Cocktails

January marks the start of wedding planning season. All the best wedding shows are happening and there are so many decisions to make. The good news is- even more fun than sampling wedding cakes is sampling signature cocktails! There are many things about your wedding that your guests may not remember, but your signature cocktail [...]

What to do with a Spirits Advent Calendar after Advent has started…

You LOVE your Spirits Advent Calendar (I mean who wouldn't love 24 craft distilled whiskeys, gins and vodkas that are perfect for getting you into the 'spirit' of the holidays!) but you didn't get it until 5 days after Advent started! What are you going to do? Does this mean you have to wait until [...]

Planning the Perfect Tailgate Party

We are well into fall and tailgating season and it’s time to make sure your tailgate parties are championship material! First off, you need to come up with a game plan. A great tailgate party cannot be thrown together last minute. It’s helpful if you can get people to rsvp. Plan food for 25% more [...]

Commander in Chief Cocktails

Presidents Day is upon us once again, and what better way to celebrate the men who helped shape this country (and the long weekend) than with these HDC Commander in Chief themed cocktails? HDC McKinley's Delight Historians suggest our 25th President William McKinley wasn't a heavy drinker like some of his predecessors, however his staff [...]

Floradora History and Recipe

This month one of our most popular Bevanda’s and HDC Waterfront is the Florodora. Might we even say it’s ‘scandalously’ good? Because the Florodora has quite the scandalous past.   The name comes from the very first successful Broadway play from 1901 called, of course, Florodora. The show featured six beautiful ladies who took the New […]

March Bevanda Fresh Sheet

Did you know at our HDC Waterfront location we offer more than just flights of 4 half ounce samples as a way of tasting our amazing spirits? At waterfront you can have a Bevanda! Bevanda (n): Italian word meaning drink, beverage or fizz Sometimes it’s fun to try our spirits how you would perhaps make […]

Easy Sunday Morning Cocktails

During football season, Sunday Funday equals crawling out of the warm bed and heading toward the couch, and tuning in to watch your favorite team play. Now that the playoffs are here, and our favorite team will be battling the brutal cold in Minnesota (forecast says a high of 3* on Sunday in Minneapolis), we […]

April Shower’s Cocktail

April Showers Cocktail from Culinary Ginger – The perfect warm weather cocktail featuring Elk Rider Crisp Gin. April Showers Cocktail Ingredients 4 ounces Heritage gin fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon agave nectar ruby red grapefruit juice Edible flowers (optional) Instructions Fill a cocktail shaker with ice Add the gin, lemon juice, agave nectar and shake […]