Ginger Hop's Eye Candy, a breezy drink of the week
$8.50 ( $5 at happy hour)
201 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
As we start craving drinks that warm the toes and are best served in front of a fire, let's have one last toast to summer. Eye Candy has all the flavors of a day at the beach, with lush sweetness and a little sparkle. Made with Patron Citronge Liqueur (a high-end orange liqueur from Mexico), the ever-popular Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and pomegranate and orange juices, all topped with sparkling wine, it's a joyful medley. The Citronge creates a bit of substance, and the ginger adds a whisper of spice, but this drink is not meant to be serious. An Eye Candy is simple, sweet, and breezy.