Ike’s is a brand new downtown retro bar and burger spot that only seems like it’s been around since the dawn of time. Here, perfectly poured Prohibition-era elixirs – Sidecars made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, utterly correct Old Fashioneds sparkling with pretty spirals of orange peel, and Cognac Alexanders made with local, hand-made vanilla ice cream, Martell cognac, dark crème de cacoa and a sprinkle of nutmeg – are the sort of wonderful, fragrant concoctions that can teach a new generation why cocktails were once the passion of a nation.
50 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota
This story appears in the print issue of February 2011.
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