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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: Raspberry Smash

Gather supplies: (makes 2 drinks) 2 lime wedges Sugar, for dipping 1/2 cup fresh raspberries 6 tablespoons vodka 4 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 cups ice cubes 1/4 cup chilled Champagne Mix it up: Run 1 lime wedge around the rims of two glasses, then dip the rims in sugar. Place the lime wedges, raspberries, vodka,
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Stir it Up: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shooter

  Gather supplies: (makes 1 shot) 1 ounce vodka ½ ounce Torani Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Syrup ½ ounce Tres Leches Triple Cream Liqueur Cookie dough bites, for garnish Mix it up: Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice; shake well. Strain and pour into a shot glass. Garnish glass with skewered cookie dough
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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: Spiked Apple Cider

Gather supplies: 1 part Apple Cider 2 parts Ginger Ale (Boylan recommended) 1 part Bourbon Mix it up: Mix cider and bourbon, then refrigerate combination for about an hour. Serve over crushed ice, topping off with ginger ale. Garnish with an apple slice! Oh, yum!  Fall is in full force here and there’s nothing better
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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: Halloweenie-tini

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 2 oz Vanilla Vodka 4+ oz Ginger Ale (to taste) 1/2 pump Pumpkin Pie Syrup Whip Cream Pumpkin Pie Spices Mix it up: Gently shake vodka, ginger ale, and syrup over ice. Strain into a martini glass (or another pretty glass). Garnish with whip cream and sprinkled spices. We whipped up
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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: Pumpkin Gingerbread Cocktail

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 2 oz Goslings Dark Rum 1 tbsp Gingerbread Essence 1 oz Pumpkin Molasses 1/2 oz Chilled Coffee Splash of Kahlua 1 Gingerbread Cookie (garnish) Mix it up: Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a gingerbread cookie! This drink should really get about 10 kangaroos
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