Tattersall Distilling

Tattersall is a distilling company located in NE Minneapolis.  They currently produce and distribute 20+ spirits and liqueurs across multiple states.  Everything I’ve tried has been outstanding with the Gin, Sour Cherry and Aquavit really standing out (I have to admit I haven’t tried them all…yet).

If you live in the Twin Cities, you’re fortunate to be in close proximity to Tattersall’s incredible cocktail room.  It opened in the fall of 2015 and has a very unique feel where big leather chairs and couches are mixed with glass, concrete and steel. It captures the feeling of a living room, Mad Men, a bar, an industrial worksite and more all in one (fun fact: the CIA and FBI were stationed out of this building in WWII and the space next door was where the Ryan listening device (the black box) was developed).

Tattersall's Cocktail Room in NE Mpls
Tattersall’s Cocktail Room in NE Mpls

Upon entering you’ll find expert bartenders and wait staff ready to craft you the perfect cocktail to suit your mood.  I’ve called for bartender’s choice more than once and have been pleasantly surprised each time.  They make everything in house, from mixers to booze, and each recipe has its own intense, delicious flavors.  It is also located near multiple local breweries so you can quickly and easily hop around if you desire.  Go check it out on your next night out – you will not regret it.

A busy night at Tattersall's cocktail room
A full bar at Tattersall’s cocktail room

As we have readers from multiple states across the country, take a look here to see if Tattersall is available in your state.

Financial Legacy Drawer 

If you’re like 93% of all American households (remember 63% of all stats are made up), you have one person in charge of most of your family financial matters.  These can range from paying the mortgage, handling the car insurance, paying credit cards, investing, paying utility bills, and so on.  (Future post: I would highly suggest you automate all of those activities).  What if something happened to the one who handles all of these activities?  Would your significant other or family even know where to begin?

This is where the Legacy Drawer comes in (Dave Ramsey has a full rundown of the Legacy Drawer here).  The idea is you make a drawer (excel file, cabinet, folder, notebook, etc.) that contains all relevant financial information and login information.  That way you are prepared for the worst at any time.  Additionally, this is a good time to sit down and talk with your spouse about will, estate planning, etc. to ensure you’re aligned.  Give it some thought and talk it over sooner rather than later.

Turmeric Juice

Laird Hamilton (the guy that invented huge wave surfing? yeah, that guy) swears by this recipe every day.  Turmeric has been proven to fight inflammation, lower the risk of heart disease, and speed recovery from workouts.  Hamilton also claims his concoction gives him insane energy boosts, such that he won’t even drink it in the evening, fearing he won’t fall asleep.  I have yet to try this recipe but am starting it this Saturday and will report on the results in weeks to come.

Here is the recipe:

  • 4 oz freshly juiced turmeric
  • 2 oz of apple cider vinegar (make sure it includes “the mother” – I recommend Braggs)
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 4 drops of liquid pepper extract (bioperine, shown to enhance the body’s absorption of curcumin)
  • 18 oz of water
Big Wave Legend Laird Hamilton
Big Wave Legend Laird Hamilton

Give it a shot, if it’s good enough for Laird, I’m willing to give it a go.

Update: My ice cold shower streak was snapped at 140 days this week as I had fallen quite ill and I just couldn’t muster the energy or willpower to battle the ice cold water (weak excuse, I know).  I gave it a good run and am planning to get back on the horse starting today.