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

Eden Prairie Liquor Educational Series

Eden Prairie LiquorTuesday night we held our first Eden Prairie Liquor educational series workshop. The workshop was taught by Jason Helseth, the subject was Wine 101: The Basics. Those in attendance had a great time and enjoyed samples of some fantastic wines!

Eden Prairie Liquor will be hosting these workshops on the first Tuesday of the month at the liquor store next to Kowalski’s Market (16508 W. 78th Street). An invitation for these events will be posted on our website and sent out via email. Seating for these events is extremely limited, so be sure to R.S.V.P. quickly.

The next workshop will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 7-8 p.m. at the liquor store next to Kowalski’s Market (16508 W. 78th Street). Jason Helseth will be teaching about The World of Whiskey.

Click here to RSVP for The World of Whiskey Workshop

Workshop subjects will change monthly so watch for your favorite topics!

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Holiday Cocktail Party Ideas!

hholidayIt’s December! The holiday party season is finally here!

I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. Not surprisingly, I’m often asked to mix a new delicious cocktail for the occasion.

Here are two recipes I hope you love as much as I do.

Cinnamon Apple Manhattan

Ingredients:
2 oz bourbon (Bulleit Bourbon)
3/4 oz Dekuyper Sour Apple Pucker
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes bitters
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in shaker (with ice if you prefer a cold drink.) Shake and strain. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.

White Christmas Cosmopolitan

Ingredients:
2 oz vodka (Tito’s Handmade Vodka)
1 oz elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)
3/4 oz white cranberry juice
1 oz pomegranate juice
Agave nectar
Candy cane, crushed into small pieces
Lime wedge

Directions:
Combine vodka, elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice and squeezed lime wedge in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Dip rim of martini glass into agave nectar then coat with candy cane pieces. Strain drink into glass. Slowly add pomegranate juice so that it sinks to the bottom.

Enjoy the season!

 

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Happy Turkey DayPairing craft beer and food has become more popular every year, and Thanksgiving — which for me is the greatest meal of the year — is a perfect forum to experiment and find your favorite matching flavors. Pairings do not always have to be about matching beer to foods, matching a beer to a time, mood or experience can be just as effective as food pairing.

I prefer my pre-meal beers light. Pilsners, witbiers, pale ales or session IPAs work perfectly. Try Pilsner Urquell, Hoegaarden, Fulton Beer’s The Ringer, or Founders Brewing Co.’s All Day IPA.

Barrel-aged stouts, coffee stouts and other heavy brews are perfect for desert and post-dinner nap time. Try Founders Backwoods Bastard or Breakfast Stout, and Left Hand Brewing Co.’s Milk Stout.

The hardest selection is choosing the beer to match the meal. With so many different flavors and textures it is difficult to choose which elements you want your beer to match. My advice is to keep it simple, look for beers that have nice carbonation and enough hops to cleanse the palate. Seasonal beers and IPAs are my favorite. Try Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Indeed Brewing Co.’s Yamma Jamma Harvest Ale (limited availability) or Bent Paddle Brewing Co.’s Harness IPA.

If you can still find pumpkin beers, they are a perfect match for food. Try Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Pumking or Point Beer’s Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale. Another refreshing option to serve your guests is cider. Most ciders are gluten free and there are a ton of new local options. Try Lionheart Hard Apple Cider, Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery’s Loon Juice Cider and Crispin Cider.

Enjoy!

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

 

 

 

 

 


Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Halloween Punch Ideas!

We abacardire quickly creeping up on Halloween!

This is the time of year when we dress up in crazy costumes and get together with friends to celebrate.  My friend absolutely loves Halloween and throws an extravagant Halloween party every year.  This year I was delegated to help with the “adult punch,” so I found two of my favorite punch recipes and changed a few things to make them fit the spooky theme.  I hope you enjoy them as much as all of my friends do.

Bloody Vampire Punch

  • 4 cups clear rum (such as Bacardi)
  • 4 cups orange juice,
  • 6 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 liter seltzer (pomegranate seltzer works best)

Combine the orange, pomegranate and lime or lemon juices in your favorite punch bowl and refrigerate until just before serving.  Add the seltzer immediately prior to serving and, as a creepy finishing touch, toss in a few gummy vampire fangs to frighten and delight your Halloween guests.

Sewer Water Punch

  • 1 bottle vodka or vanilla vodka (such as Skyy)
  • 7 cups fresh orange juice (with pulp)
  • 5 liters Dr. Pepper soda (or generic equivalent)
  • Ice

In a large clear punch bowl (so your guests can see the dirty “sewer” punch) combine the vodka, orange juice, Dr. Pepper, and ice.  Mix together well.  Add in additional creepy sewer things like gummy bugs to complete your Halloween punch.

Happy Halloween!!

Tana Wold, Eden Prairie Liquor

 

 

 

 

 

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager