Memorial Day Weekend Drinks

Andy showed off his cocktail making skills on Kansas City Live earlier this week! Check out his recipes for Memorial Day cocktails below and watch the full drink demo here. Bourbon Peach Tea 2 ounces bourbon 2 ounces peach preserves 1 ounce fresh lemon juice Dash of Aperol Sweet tea, to top Sprig of thyme, to garnish Lemon round, to …

Craft Beer Week Deliveries

By Jeremy Morton, Mike’s Wine & Spirits Beer Manager Yesterday was another great delivery day. Our friends at Shelton Brothers brought a whole mountain of beer. So… here we go! We received our first delivery of 750ml format Crooked Stave beers with this round. Previously only available in 375ml, this is an exciting prospect for two reasons. The first being …

Jeremy’s Beer Update May 2017

By Jeremy, Mike’s Beer Manager Hello fellow beer fiends! It’s been another great week of deliveries here at Mike’s! Up first, we received FOUR new beers from Urban Family Brewing. This Seattle brewery has been seeing more and more presence in Kansas City over the past year, and for tasty reasons! “Mangifera” is a sour/wild ale with mangos and citra …

April Brew News

April always seems to be a good month for beer. And this April seems to be no exception. Boulevard just released the draft-only release of “Tequila Barrel Lime Gose.” This south-of-the-border take on the traditional german sour comes in at 5.9% ABV. We just tapped a keg in Westport for the growlers; availability while the keg lasts! In other fun …

Happy Winesday- New Wines at Mike’s

April 18, 2017 This just in! Read below for information on the newest limited wines available at Mike’s. 2014 K MOTOR CITY KITTY SYRAH A screaming deal of 100% Syrah from one of the greatest producers of domestic Syrah!!  2014 has yet to be reviewed, but we expect greatness based upon a great history of press on Motor City Kitty.  …

Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

This week brought us one behemoth of a mashup in the stout department! Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break takes the ingredient ideas behind two already wildly popular beers for one even more awesome beer. Evil Twin has Biscotti Break (which we sell for $3.99/16oz can). Westbrook has their famed Mexican Cake (sadly this does not see distribution in these parts). …

NEW in Beer this Week, Feb. 8

The past couple weeks have been great for beer deliveries! For starters, a TON of limited Crooked Stave dropped. Many fruited variants of the Nightmare, Origins, and L’Brett d’ series.  Several bottles are still scattered between the stores.  In the same arena, a few bottles of Prairie Bible Belt and Barrel-Aged Bible belt still remain. Many new beers from The …

Winter Tea Julep

Winter Tea Julep Makes two 3 oz. Reiger’s Kansas City Whiskey 1.5 oz Brown Sugar Syrup (recipe below) 10 oz boiling water 2 peppermint tea bags Brown Sugar Syrup: Bring 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of water to boil in a sauce pan over high heat. Once mixture starts to boil, lower heat to simmer and let …

French Feature: Burgundy Wine

Winter is upon us, so let’s drink more Burgundy, Kansas City!! Looking back on the highlights of 2016, before the holidays picked up, I was able to travel to France in the fall for some fabulous food and beautiful sightseeing. No trip to France is complete, however, without meeting with Becky Wasserman & Co, one of our French wine importers, …

Toast-y Champagne Cocktails

Here are a couple of drink recipes that our very own Henry Feltmeyer developed at Mike’s Wine and Spirits to help you toast to 2017 and get through the winter months. The first is a sparkling wine based punch featuring Jules Larose Brut, an affordable alternative to expensive Champagnes that is a versatile Mike’s Pick. The Jules Larose, along with …