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]