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Drink of the Week – Black Punch

Ingredients

1 750 ml bottle vodka
2 packets grape Kool-Aid
3 quarts water
2 cups sugar
1 liter ginger ale

Instructions

Make Kool Aide according to instructions using the water, sugar, and Kool Aide in a large punch bowl. After sugar is disolved, add a block of ice or dry ice. Then, mix in the vodka. Finally, when ready to serve add the ginger ale.

Serves 30. Frightening!

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Hangover Helper – Vitamin C

Berocca, the vitamin C effervescent tablets. Two of those in the morning usually works. It’s ideal for when you’re too sick to stomach orange juice.

Thanks, Laura!

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What Is Good Mixed with Cognac?

My favorite is a Sidecar. Use cognac instead of brandy! In fact, you can  substitute cognac for any drink made with brandy. Cognac is brandy that is made in the cognac region of France. It is also distilled in a unique way.

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What Does ‘Float’ Mean?

As in “floating” alcohol in a drink.

Floating means to pour gently on top of the drink. Floating refers to the fact that you want the liquor to “float” on top of the other ingredients. You also don’t stir a drink after adding a float.

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Navy Seal

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Hosting a Barbecue with the Onion

Football season is here, that mean BBQs. The Onion gives us some hosting advice.

Hosting a Barbecue

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Online Dating Tips from The Onion

I couldn’t write these tips any better. These are keepers!

Online-Dating Tips

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Drink of the Week – Pacific Splash

Ingredients

2 oz vodka
2 oz cranapple juice
2 oz pineapple juice

Instructions

Fill a collins glass with ice and add vodka. Fill with juices.

Thanks, Heidi!

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The Landing – Long Wharf – Boston

Awesome spot for a brew or tropical favorite in downtown Boston. Friendly service and handy take out from Legal Seafood down the street makes this outside wonder a perfect place to drink away a summer afternoon.

The Landing, Long Wharf, Boston

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Tropical Explosion

Prize winner at the Bell & Hand, Boston:

Ingredients

    1 oz Southern Comfort
    1 oz Stoli Raspberry
    1 oz Stoli Orange
    Pineapple juice

Instructions

Combine liquor in a pint glass filled with ice. Fill with pineapple juice.

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