Most people think 'beer' when they go to the ballpark, but Target Field has tapped some Minnesota craft distillers in the last few seasons to offer cocktail enthusiasts some options.
The keys to a successful ballpark cocktail are: a fast build, refreshing, and easy to drink. The Longfellow Lemonade from Du Nord Craft Spirits checks all of those boxes.
The cocktail uses Du Nord's gluten-free L'Etoile Du Nord Vodka, distilled in Minneapolis's Longfellow neighborhood from sugar beets and corn, pureed strawberries and fresh lemonade, along with a little simple syrup to balance the tart lemons.
It's a simple, spring and summer sipper that will please any palette.
- 1 ½ oz L'Etoile Du Nord Vodka
- 1 oz fresh strawberry puree
- 2 oz fresh lemonade
- Simple syrup to taste (depending on the tartness of strawberries and lemonade
Instructions: In an iced low ball glass, combine all ingredients and give a quick stir. Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.
Grab a Longfellow Lemonade behind Section 111 at Target Field, and visit Du Nord Craft Spirits for a distillery tour, or a sample in their cocktail room.
2610 E 32nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406