Craft Cocktail: Aviation at Red Rabbit

Some cocktails should never change. Their formulas were perfected a century ago and no amount of modern mixology will improve them. The aviation is not one of those cocktails. I find the original turn-of-the-century formula—gin and lemon juice with maraschino and violet liqueurs—too bitter and dry. Maraschino liqueur (see this month’s Spirits Close-Up) is semi-sweet, … [ Read more]

Red Rabbit to open in North Loop by late fall

Red Cow owner Luke Shimp (pictured, above) has announced a new concept, Red Rabbit, will take root in the North Loop by late fall. The Star Tribune reports the restaurant will be housed at Washington and 2nd Avenues North, in a 116-year-old building currently being used as an auto repair shop. The patio will feature … [ Read more]

We drank all of Red Cow’s spring cocktail menu, because boilermakers

When Ian Lowther was hired as the cocktail specialist at Red Cow last year, he told us he wanted to do a menu of “high-class boilermakers.” Since that’s a ridiculous combination of words, we just laughed. We’re not laughing anymore—he’s made it a reality on his spring cocktail menu. Far from the cheap-whiskey-in-PBR boilermakers you … [ Read more]