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Stir it Up: Pepino’s Revenge

Gather supplies: (makes 1 drink)  Four 1/2-inch-thick slices of Japanese cucumber, plus thin cucumber slices for garnish 2 large basil leaves, plus small basil leaves for garnish 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila, such as Patron 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup Ice Mix it up: In a cocktail shaker, combine the thick cucumber slices
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Stir it Up: Spiked Hot Cocoa

Gather supplies: 3 c Milk 1/2 c Chocolate Chips 1 c Cream 1/2 c Rum 1/2 c Sugar 1/2 c Butterscotch Liqueur Mix it up: Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan (or microwave). In another small pan, heat the milk, cream, and sugar to almost boiling, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Combine the melted
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Stir it Up: Vanilla Russian

Gather supplies: 1 part Vanilla Vodka 1 part Kahlua Cream Mix it up: Mix vodka and kahlue in a glass over ice. Top off with cream to taste. Garnish with whip cream and sprinkled sugar. Optional: Add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream! Don’t let the name fool you; this Vanilla Russian is anything
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Stir it Up: Dirty Prosecco

Gather supplies: (yields 4-6) Prosecco Flavored Syrup (Gingerbread and Pumpkin Pie shown) Cookies (we used Melina’s Greek Orange Cookies) Mix it up: Crush cookies (a couple should do) into a shallow bowl. Using a little bit of prosecco and the cookie crumbs, rim your wine glasses. Pour prosecco into each glass. Add a small amount
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Stir it Up: Aruba Ariba

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 1/2 oz Vodka 1/2 oz 151 Rum (or Ron Rico from Aruba) 1/8 oz Coecoei 1/8 oz Creme de Banana 1/2 c Orange Juice 1/2 c Cranberry Juice 1/2 c Pineapple Juice (or punch) Mix it up: Stir ingredients together lightly. Add a splash of grenadine, then top with Grand Marnier.
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Stir it Up: Frozen Banana Daiquiri

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 1 Banana (fresh, then frozen), peeled and cut into large chunks 2 oz Light Rum or Brazillian Cachaca 1 oz Lime juice, fresh squeezed 2-3 Large Ice Cubes 1 Strawberry, sliced thin 1 Orange, sliced thin, cut into quarters Mix it up: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with strawberries, orange
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Stir it Up: Watermelon Margarita

Gather supplies: (yields a pitcher) 6 c Seedless Watermelon Chunks 1/4 c Simple Syrup 2 Limes, cut into chunks 1 1/2 c Fresh Blueberries 1/2 c Lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish 1 c Plata (Silver) Tequila 1/3 c Triple Sec Coarse Salt + Sugar (for rimming glasses) Crushed Ice Mix it
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Stir it Up: Orange Creamsicletini

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 1/4 c Fresh Orange Juice 1/4 c Milk or Cream 3 tbsp Whipped Vodka 1 tsp Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix Mix it up: Mix orange juice, milk/cream, vodka, and pudding mix in shaker with ice for about 30 seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with whip cream, orange zest, or orange
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Stir it Up: Moroccan Mint Tea

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 4 Whole Mint Leaves (extra for garnish) 4 oz Sweetened Ice Tea 2 oz Vodka Splash of Lime Mix it up: Combine ice and mint in shaker; shake enough to bruise mint leaves. Add other remaining ingredients and shake well. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with mint sprigs or
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Stir it Up: Gold Martini

Gather supplies: (yields 1) Gold Luster Dust 2 oz Citrus Flavored Vodka 1 tbsp Powdered Sugar 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 1 Lemon Wedge for Garnish Mix it up: Using a fluffy brush, lightly brush a martini glass with luster dust. Pour vodka, sugar, and lemon juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and
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