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Bourbon Strawberry Iced Tea

Bourbon, strawberries and iced tea come together to make this mellow summer sipper, perfect for the Fourth of July or any other day you’re craving something tall, cool and easy-drinking.2 large fresh strawberries (sliced into quarters)1 ounce fresh lemon juice2 ounces bourbon3/4 ounce rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)Unsweetened iced tea, to topGarnish: mint sprigGarnish: blueberriesGarnish: strawberriesAdd the strawberries and lemon juice into a shaker and gently muddle.
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9 Perfect Punch Recipes for a Serious Party

A party is a great opportunity to show off your bartending skills, right? But nothing puts a damper on a home-thrown shindig more than having to make each guest their own drink. One by one. All night long. The solution to this common party problem is simple: Make punch.Punch began its serious comeback when folks realized these large-format cocktails have a long history––one that has nothing to do with the spiked party bowls of high school days past.
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Un-Cosmopolitan

Adam McDowell’s book Drinks: A User’s Guide offers ways to enjoy a cocktail under less-than-ideal circumstances, calling such a drink an ad-hoctail, including this Un-Cosmopolitan.1 1/2 oz VodkaCherry Kool-AidOrange sodaAdd the vodka and Kool-Aid into a child’s sippy cup with ice.Close the lid, shake, add a splash of orange soda, and enjoy.
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How to Drink in Utah

With the country’s snowbirds descending on Utah this winter for Sundance and ski season, now might be a good time for a quick refresher on how to drink in Utah. While it’s a lot easier to score a proper drink in the Beehive State than it used to be, there remain a few unusual quirks that you should know about.
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Horn of the Bulls

Will Lee, the beverage director of Grey Ghost and Second Best in Detroit, is a big fan of pairing Midori with white grassy spirits like herbaceous gins and blanco tequilas, as well as salty ingredients, as in this cocktail. As for the green liqueur’s propensity for sweetness, he says, “As long as you’re able to balance those flavors, it can be a great complementary component to use in any cocktail.
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Off-White Russian No. 1

Adam McDowell’s book Drinks: A User’s Guide offers ways to enjoy a cocktail under less-than-ideal circumstances, calling such a drink an ad-hoctail, including this Off-White Russian No. 1, a boozy version of a childhood favorite.1 oz Vodka1 8-oz Chocolate milk cartonGarnish: StrawPour the vodka into the chocolate milk carton, close the spout, and shake.
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