I happen to be a fan of the notorious “Thirsty Thursday.” Why you ask? Oh, perhaps because I like the idea of living on the edge. While most people wait until Friday to have a drink, I recklessly yet courageously start tossing drinks back on Thursday.

Yeah, I’m a total “bad boy” (kidding.) Nevertheless, sometimes I do like to kick-start my weekend a day early with a few adult beverages. The anticipation of fun things to come on the weekend is just too much to bear and I often start my partying prematurely – sorry, not sorry.

Needless to say I’m looking forward to the Fine Spirits Classic at the Regency Plaza in St. Cloud from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. It’s taking place on thirsty Thursday this week (April 12th.) You can sample several drinks and the event features many of Minnesota’s top mixologists and local distillers. Your ticket costs only $25 and includes a tasting glass, gourmet fare and cocktail tasting.