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Columbus-based Karate Cowboy fuses East and West in their American white whiskey combined with Japanese sake and flavorings. They currently make two flavors, Karate Cowboy Ginger Mint and Karate Cowboy Honey Wasabi. Each sells for $22.35 and is 66 proof. Watch out! They both pack a punch of heat. Tone it down a bit by using as …

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Tito’s Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Tito’s Cucumber Mint Lemonade

After a long day of work, what better way to unwind than with a cooling, minty, cucumber-vodka drink? Here’s one of our favorites.

1.25 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka

2 oz English cucumbers, peeled and sliced

3 sprigs of fresh mint

5 oz organic lemonade

Lemon (garnish)

Shake over ice, serve with a lemon wedge.

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Southern Belle

Southern Belle

1 oz. Deep Eddy Peach Vodka
1 oz. bourbon
½ oz. lemon juice

Top with club soda.…

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It’s tequila time! Get a jump on spring by cranking up the heat, squeezing some limes and breaking out the margarita pitcher well before Cinco de Mayo. It will brighten the dregs of winter and put you in a festive state of mind – guaranteed. Give these tequilas a try:

Tres Agave Tequila Añejo

There’s plenty to enjoy …

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Frontera Merlot Mmm! Mulled Merlot

Frontera Merlot Mmm! Mulled Merlot

1 1.5L bottle Frontera Merlot
3 oranges
Peel of 1 lemon
1/3 cup honey
5 cloves
6 cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 pinch grated nutmeg

Add juice and peel of one orange into a large pot. Add lemon peels, honey, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg. Add 1 cup of wine into pot and boil down

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka Tito’s Holiday Hot Chocolate

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Tito’s Holiday Hot Chocolate

1 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1.5 oz dark crème de menthe
4 oz hot chocolate
Garnish with whipped cream

www.titosvodka.com

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Caffè Tessora

Caffè Tessora

3/4 oz Tessora Crema al Limone
3/4 oz Espresso vodka
1/2 oz Amarula Liqueur
1/4 oz Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
1 shot espresso

Shake with ice until very cold and frothy, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 espresso beans for health, happiness and prosperity.

www.tessora-liqueur.com

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Cocktail Recipes

Cocktail Recipes

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch

1-1/2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
2 oz lemonade
1 oz pomegranate juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a tall glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

www.woodfordreserve.com

Ginger Monkey

1 part Monkey Shoulder Batch 27 Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
2 parts ginger beer or ale

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add

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Mint Julep, a Southern classic

Mint Julep, a Southern classic

By Fred Minnick

The official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the mint julep is a simple cocktail with a fascinating history.

We first read about the mint julep in the 1803 journal, Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America; author John Davis called it “a dram of spirituous liquor that has …

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Classic Sangria

Classic Sangria

1 750-ml bottle Riunite Lambrusco
1 lemon, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 peach, sliced
1 ripe green apple, sliced
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup triple sec (optional)
1 can lemon-lime soda

Combine the sliced fruit, brandy and triple sec in a pitcher. Add Riunite Lambrusco, orange juice and lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

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Tropical Storm

1 oz Peligroso Silver Tequila
1/2 oz Peligroso Cinnamon Liqueur
1 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
1 lime sliced

Shake liquid ingredients with ice. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with lime slice.

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Y-town Sunset

2 parts Y-town Vodka
1 part grapefruit juice
Splash of grenadine

Shake vodka and grapefruit juice with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with splash of grenadine.

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Picnic Perfect

4 oz La Marca Prosecco
1 oz bourbon
3/4 oz sweet & sour mix
1/3 cup strawberries

Muddle the strawberries in an ounce of bourbon. Strain the liquid into your serving glass and add the sweet & sour mix. Pour in the La Marca Prosecco and garnish with a strawberry.

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Limoncello-Bourbon Cocktail

Here’s how to make it at home: Peel eight lemons in long strips. Cut any white peel pith and discard. Throw the long, (likely curly) peels in a container and add vodka. Cover and let it steep for four days in room temperature. On the fourth day, pour simple syrup into the vodka-lemon peel infusion and let it …

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Classic Bloody Mary

Classic Bloody Mary

2 oz vodka
4 oz JB’s Best Bloody Mary Mixer
Kosher salt (optional)
Ice
Celery stick
Lime wedge

Rim cocktail glass with salt, if using. Combine vodka and Bloody Mary mix in a cocktail shaker and mix thoroughly. Pour over ice into glass. Garnish with celery and lime.

Boulevardier

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Distinctive gins = fun cocktails

Distinctive gins = fun cocktails

Nolet’s Silver Lemon Collins
1 oz Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin
4 oz fresh lemonade
1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz simple syrup

Stir ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Caipi-G
1-3/4 oz Bols Genever
lime wedges
2 tsp cane sugar

Half-fill a short drink glass with

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