Johnny Michaels

Schell Shocked Grapefruit Radler

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Johnny Michaels shares his favorite grapefruit cocktails and beers for summer. more

Jun 13, 2014 8:43 AM Eat & Drink

Bradstreet Crafthouse Bar

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Bartender Johnny Michaels doles out advice for finding your perfect cocktail order. more

Mar 6, 2014 10:32 AM Eat & Drink


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Jazz up your citrusy cocktails before summer's done with some light touches from Johnny Michaels. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

It’s prime time golf season, so Johnny Mihcales shares one of his favorite pre-, during-, or post-golf cocktails, called the Emerald Sun. more

Jun 1, 2013 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

When you use ice to chill and dilute a whiskey, picking the right amount can be quite a tricky thing. Johnny Michaels helps you navigate. more

Feb 1, 2013 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Who better to ask for a hangover prevention method than bartender Johnny Michaels? Milk thistle helps your liver function at a higher level, helping you eliminate toxins more quickly to bounce back a little faster. more

Jan 1, 2013 9:45 AM Eat & Drink

We’ve all heard of the benefits of letting wines breathe before we swill them down. Well, the same physical principles also apply to spirits. more

Dec 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

carbonating cocktails

Katherine Harris

Carbonating machines like the SodaStream can be used for more thank just making sparkling water. Why not try a carbonated cocktail? more

Nov 1, 2012 1:11 PM Eat & Drink


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Ready to try something new? I’m super excited to tell you about a product that’s been around but is new to our distributors here in Minnesota. It’s a fortified wine from Italy called Barolo Chinato (key-NAH-to), and it is like the best swee... more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

We drink-makers go to great lengths to balance a cocktail, to offset some sweet element with bitters, citrus, or sparkling wine. more

Sep 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Enjoy summer's bounty with a good juicer, the newest must-have kitchen and bar equipment staple. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Sorbet works nicely in cocktails containing sparkling wine, ice cream works best with straight liquor, and surprisingly, beer drinks, especially those made with stouts. more

Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Two cocktails inspired by Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio, who brought a little bit of Spain with him to Minnesota, and Kevin Love, who continually strives to get better each day. more

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Consider the type of glass a cocktail is served in next time you're stumped over what drink to order. more

Apr 1, 2012 12:48 AM Eat & Drink

Master mixologist Johnny Michaels helps you warm up this winter by showing you how to make a delicious hot tea drink. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Serving a crowd? Johnny Michaels offers a recipe for punch that's spirited and simple. more

Dec 1, 2011 6:00 AM Eat & Drink

Johnny Michaels shares his mixologist expertise and praises the French elderflower lychee liqueur, St. Germain. more

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Johnny Michaels offers up the cure-all for these drab winter months: hot chocolate with a kick. more

Mar 1, 2011 7:29 AM Eat & Drink

La Belle Vie's Johnny Michaels breaks out the cognac and liqueurs for a winter-worthy beverage. more

Jan 25, 2011 2:23 PM Eat & Drink