Urbana Craeft Kitchen’s Ice Bar

It’s pegged as Bloomington’s only parkside restaurant. It also just so happens to have a hot spot in the dead of winter. An ice bar! The ice bar grand opening event is Thursday, January 11th, featuring live music, food, drinks and giveaways. The event takes place form 4-5:30 p.m. The ice bar is great place to hang with friends and family. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer from Fulton.

Urbana Craeft Kitchen opened in January. It has a casual café style dining area, a private dining room for meetings, brunch, and special events. The restaurant is just minutes from Mall of America and is attached to the Hyatt regency.

There are lots of fun winter drinks to be featured. Below are some of the favorite recipes.

Nutty Buddy
1 oz Cooper and Kings Brandy
.5 oz Il Tramanto Amaretto
Hot Chocolate
Garnish with Whipped Cream

Dubliner Coffee
2 oz Dubliner Irish Whiskey
1 dash Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
Garnish with Whipped Cream

Honey Cider
2 oz Dubliner Honey Liqueur
.25 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
Fill with Hot Apple Cider
Garnish with Cinnamon Stick

Smoked St Paul Manhattan (note this is a cold cocktail!)
2 oz High West American Prairie Bourbon
1 oz Drape Gran Reserve Rosso Vermouth
2 dashes Berg & Hauck Orange Bitters
Garnish with orange peel

Winter Maiden
2 oz Vikre Boreal Juniper Gin
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.25 – 5 oz Water
1 egg white
Garnish with orange peel

Winter Spiced Berry
1.5 oz Kraken Spiced Rum
1 oz Tattersall Cranberry Crème
.5 oz Lemon Juice
Top with Cock & Bull Ginger Beer
Garnish with Cranberry speared with Rosemary sprig

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