Meet Store Manager Shannon Atwill!

Store Manager Shannon Atwill

You may have noticed a new face at our Den Road store across from Cub Foods. Her name is Shannon Atwill, our new liquor store manager.

A long-time resident of Eden Prairie, Shannon has more than 30 years of sales, management and most recently, retail experience. She has a passion for wine and learning about new things. The craft beer and bourbon/scotch explosion has provided an exciting opportunity to learn about an array of beverage options for before, during or after dinner.

When not at work, Shannon enjoys sewing and crafting, science fiction/fantasy, and attending classic car shows with her husband Doug. They have a son, William, who graduated from Eden Prairie High School and is currently attending Mankato State University.

Oh, and you don’t want to mess with Shannon – she holds a second degree black belt in karate!

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Another Successful Spring Wine Event

spring2016Eden Prairie Liquor hosted its annual Spring Wine Event Thursday, April 14.

Guests enjoyed tastings at 20 wine tables and six beer tables. Thank you to all who attended this popular event. If you would like to learn more about our Wine Club and receive invitations to events such as this, click here.

Next up, representatives from Eden Prairie Liquor will be on tap at the May 21 Arts in the Park festival at Purgatory Creek Park (13001 Technology Drive.) Stop by our tables between 1 and 4 p.m. for a free tasting of beer, wine and spirits. Identification is required for admittance to the tasting area.

Hope to see you on the 21st!

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Moscow Mule Fever!

titoI am usually not one to follow the crowd when it comes to trendy cocktails but I am hooked on Moscow Mules! These classic cocktails are making their way back on to every menu I see. They are very easy to make and so refreshing. I hope you enjoy my recipe as much as I do.

MOSCOW MULE
Ingredients
Makes 1 cocktail
• 1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka (I use Tito’s Handmade Vodka because it is my favorite)
• 1/2 fluid ounce lime juice
• ice cubes
• 1/2 cup ginger beer ( I prefer Gosling’s Ginger Beer, not too sweet)
• 1 lime wedge for garnish

Directions
1. Pour vodka and lime juice into a mug; add ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir to combine.
2. Drop a lime wedge into the mug for garnish.
Traditional Moscow Mules are served in a copper mug but if you don’t have one any glass will work.

Enjoy!!

 

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Help Support Local Animals in Need!

secondIn conjunction with the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association and MillerCoors, Eden Prairie Liquor is raising funds and collecting supplies to help Second Hand Hounds, located in Eden Prairie. You can help by donating money or by bringing in supplies during the month of April. 100% of donations are given to Second Hand Hounds.

Most needed items include:
Cat litter, puppy food, kitten food (canned preferred), paper towels, bleach, stamps, garbage bags, laundry detergent, pine sol, Clorox wipes, sandwich size and gallon size Ziploc bags, puppy pads and diapers, zip ties, food bowls, pill pockets, cat treats, frontline, dog food (Iams brand or anything from Chuck & Don’s or Costco), specialty food – grain free, senior, all life stages, litter boxes, gentle leader (all sizes), slip leads, kennels, gift cards for gas, gift cards for Chuck & Don’s and Costco.

They DO NOT need the following (thanks to a recent large donation):
Towels, linens, blankets, dog treats, grooming supplies, dish soap, and hand soap

This supplies drive will run from April 1 through April 30, 2016.

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Patrón XO Cafe

bottlePatrón XO Cafe is one of my favorite cordial treats. Made with Patrón Silver Tequila and the essence of fine coffee. Dry, not sweet, excellent for sipping, in cocktails or as a dessert ingredient.

  • Color
    Dark, rich brown
  • Aroma
    Fresh coffee, chocolate & vanilla

  • Taste
    Fresh roasted coffee with notes of chocolate & light tequila

  • Finish
    Smooth, yet dry

And, here’s a great recipe to try!

Butterscotch Treat

INGREDIENTS
3/4 oz Patrón XO Cafe
1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
1/2 oz white crème de cacao
3/4 oz half & half
+ cinnamon sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
Shake all ingredients vigorously in a mixing glass, and strain into a martini glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar.

Grab a bottle at any Eden Prairie Liquor location!

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

 

 

 

 


Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager