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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.- There will be a whole lot of shaking going on during Minnesota Monthly's 3rd Annual Fine Spirits Classic.

Callie Andersen of Minnesota Monthly joined KARE 11 News @ 4 with a preview of what guests can expect including delicious bites and the skills of local bartenders.

There will be three mixology stations presented by Bittercube, cocktail tastings and education from top Spirits representatives and mixologists.

There will also be a Meet The Maker VIP seminar and sampling with Paul Werni, founder and owner of 45th Parallel Distillery at 5:30 p.m. for $60.

General admission tickets are available for $45 in advance, or $55 at the door. VIP tickets are $60 and Designated Driver tickets are $10.

Minnesota Monthly's 3rd Annual Fine Spirits Classic takes place Thursday, July 24th at the Minneapolis Event Center.

For more information, head to Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic

The Simple Bloody Mary

2 oz. Square One Basil Vodka

4 to 6 oz. Miss Mary's Bloody Mary Mix

In a shaker, mix all ingredients with ice. Pour the mixture into a chilled Collins glass. Add additional ice cubes if necessary. Garnish with a celery stalk – or a garden's worth of goodies.

Watermelon Mint Margarita

1 ½ parts Casamigos

4 parts Muddled Watermelon

6-7 Mint Leafs

½ parts Simple Syrup

¾ parts Fresh Lime Juice

Muddle mint and watermelon. Add remaining ingredients, shake, and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime.

Lazy Old Fashion

2 1/2 part Border Bourbon

1 part Madison Avenue Orangecello

4 to 8 Dash of Bitters

1 Splash Soda Water

Shake bourbon, Orangecello, and bitters and pour into glass over ice. Top with soda water and garnish with cherries and orange slices.

Elderflower Martini

2 oz. American Harvest Vodka

1 oz. St. Elder

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

Shake with ice & strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon disc.

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