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Spirits to take the chill off

Fall-inspired cocktail recipes at home using Minnesota made Gray Duck Vodka.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The chilly fall weather is officially here, which means it’s time to enjoy fall-inspired cocktails! In celebration of that, Jeff Seidenstricker, Owner of Steady Pour Beverage Company, joined us in-studio to demo how to mix a few fun fall-inspired cocktail recipes at home using Minnesota made Gray Duck Vodka.

Here's the backstory. In 2017, Kyle Rudolph scored a touchdown for the Vikings and his celebration was a game of Duck, Duck, Gray Duck. The touchdown celebration sparked a national debate over what the game was really called and the only state to get it right was Minnesota…it’s Duck, Duck, Gray Duck. From there, the Gray Duck team and former Minnesota Vikings linebacker, Chad Greenway, partnered to bring Gray Duck Vodka to life.

Steady Pour is a beverage and bartending company specializing in high quality cocktails for a crowd, available for any private party. Steady Pour also offers cocktail classes and supplies all of the ingredients, bartending tools and know-how to lead a hands-on cocktail making workshop.

● How to mix up Pear Cardamom Punch at home:


■ 1 ½ oz vodka

■ 1 oz pear juice

■ 1 oz white tea

■ ¾ oz lemon juice

■ ¾ oz cardamom agave syrup**

● In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup light agave syrup, 6 tablespoons water, 4 tablespoons cardamom pods, heat until just below a simmer. Remove from heat and let infuse for 10 minutes. Strain and store in a glass container, refrigerated, for up to 3 weeks.

■ Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, short shake until chilled and combined. Strain into glass with fresh ice. Garnish with fanned pear slices.

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