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Sep 28, 2009 08:57 PM

MSP - Ramos Gin Fizz?

I just moved to MSP from Boston, where I had a favorite bar named Drink that made me my favorite Ramos Gin Fizz.

Whenever a hankering strikes, I no longer can easily satiate my desire for one of these frothy little devils. Might anyone recommend a good cocktail bar or even a place where I can definitely get a good ramos gin fizz?

Thanks :)

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    1. There are a couple of places around the Twin Cities that are stoking a renewed interest in the craft of tending bar. You have a pretty good chance of finding someone with the skill & ingredients behind the bar at these places:

      The Strip Club
      Town Talk Diner

      Bradstreet Crafthouse (Chowhound isn't finding a link)
      601 First Ave. N.,
      Minneapolis MN

      Town Talk Diner
      2707 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

      The Strip Club
      378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

      1. Welcome to the Twin Cities. I love cocktails, but have never had a Ramos Gin Fizz (in Boston where I lived for almost 6 years before moving here a bit more than a year ago or here), but they sound tasty to me - I like other egg-based drinks quite a lot.

        I think for egg-based drinks your best bet would be Bradstreet Crafthouse in Minneapolis. I have only made it there once since they opened last winter, but the cocktails were great and they had a lot of egg-based drinks on their menu.

        A few other places you might try for cocktails are:
        Strip Club Meat and Fish - St. Paul - small drink menu, but a talented and creative bartender that has a much larger menu in his head and will make stuff up too.
        Town Talk Diner - Minneapolis - tasty drinks and "adult milkshakes"
        La Belle Vie - Minneapolis - the lounge is very pretty. I prefer to sit at the bar here as the main bartender (Johnny) likes talking about the different drinks. The cocktails here are a bit more creative (and have attached stories if you ask) more than some other places in town and are always delicious. They also have a smaller main menu, but have a much larger menu if you ask.

        1. Had one at the Buena Vista in SF a few years ago (it's their signature drink). Would love to find one in the Twin Cities.

          1. Went to Bradstreet tonight and my Ramos Gin Fizz was great. I thought it a bit tart, but it was still fantastic and merely a result of a different mixologist than I'm used to making it!

            Thanks for the recommendations - I will definitely be back to that bar, it was right up my alley.

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            1. re: fire31

              Glad you liked it. I definitely need to get back to Bradstreet again sometime soon.

              If you find any other places with awesome cocktails, please post them as I am always looking for new places to try. :-)