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Upgrade Brunch: 6 Unique Ways to Dress Up Your Mimosas

Upgrade Brunch: 6 Unique Ways to Dress Up Your Mimosas

Mimosas and brunch are the sort of iconic duo that gives peanut butter and jelly a run for its money. The combo is so iconic, in fact, that it can almost be a bit … overdone. Well, okay, let’s not go that far. Mimosas and brunch are absolutely timeless. You might agree, though, that you have wished there was some way to add a little flair to the pairing, right? You can do just that by just spicing up your mimosas a bit. The standard orange juice/champagne combination is only the beginning of what the classic drink can do. Don’t believe us? Check out these unique ways that you can dress up your mimosas and upgrade your next brunch.

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How to Make an Epic Bloody Mary Maryland Style

How to Make an Epic Bloody Mary Maryland Style

Most adults who have had a rough night of carousing with pals are well aware of the Bloody Mary, a drink that has served as a hangover cure practically from time immemorial. With some hair of the dog (vodka or gin), a bevy of ingredients that provide hydration and vitamin C (tomato juice, celery, etc.), and a spicy, salty kick to awaken your senses, it’s just what you need to get your Sunday brunch started right. If you want a coastal twist on the classic, it’s time to try your Bloody Mary Maryland style.

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Quick Cocktail Guide to Bitters, Syrups, and More

Quick Cocktail Guide to Bitters, Syrups, and More

Love a good cocktail but tired of paying bar and restaurant prices to enjoy them? It’s nice to treat yourself to a fancy beverage on a night out every once in a while, but you can save money and develop some useful new skills by learning how to make your own high-quality cocktails at home. Don’t know the first thing about building a delicious cocktail from the bottom up? Using this helpful cocktail guide, you’ll be on your way to making all of your favorite cocktails at home and even creating some custom recipes of your own. 

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The Perfect Match: 4 Drinks to Pair with Your Favorite Shows

The Perfect Match: 4 Drinks to Pair with Your Favorite Shows

When you settle down for the evening to watch your favorite television shows, chances are you want a cocktail to go with them. After a long day of work, nothing is more relaxing than sipping on a delicious adult beverage and watching your favorite shows. Whether you enjoy scandalous soap operas or adventurous competition shows, there is a drink for you. We have compiled a list of the best drinks to pair with your favorite types of television shows.

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Say No to Green Beer This St. Patrick’s Day – For Us, Please?

Say No to Green Beer This St. Patrick’s Day - For Us, Please?

Put down the green beer this St. Patrick’s Day. Seriously. We don’t like this look on you. As a friend, we think you can do better. Why? Let’s answer your question with a better question – what makes the beer green? Do you know? NEITHER DO WE. Actually, we know it’s dye but we have no clue what chemicals companies use to dye it. Therefore, unless you have the gut of your 21-year-old self, let’s skip.

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Flavorful Low-Cal Drink Recipes for the New Year

Flavorful Low-Cal Drink Recipes for the New Year

A new year is a great time to try something new – and drinks are no exception! However, a new year often comes with new resolutions, too. If one of your resolutions is to be healthier, low-cal cocktails are an excellent place to start without sacrificing any of the fun or taste! Here are four of our most creative and delicious ideas for low-cal drink recipes that you and your friends can enjoy throughout 2022!

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What Are the Most Popular Cocktails to Make for Parties?

What Are the Most Popular Cocktails to Make for Parties?

It’s hard to imagine a party without good cocktails. Whether you’re planning an extravagant event with a long guest list like a wedding reception or a milestone birthday, or you’re simply having a small get-together with a BYOB-type feel, serving the right drinks will keep your guests happy. Plus, if you play your cards right, your party could be the talk of your friend group, thanks to some carefully curated popular cocktails. Not sure how to get started stocking the bar for your next soiree? Even if your guests are planning to bring some drinks of their own, it’s always wise to have some tricks up your sleeve and a game plan when it comes to cocktails. Here, we’ll explore some of the most popular cocktails of all time, which are sure to satisfy every taste and keep the party going well into the night.

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How Much Alcohol Do I Need for a Bar at a Wedding Reception?

How Much Alcohol Do I Need for a Bar at a Wedding Reception?

Planning a wedding is complicated enough without taking the bar into account. Though it might seem impossible to figure out just how much alcohol you’ll need for the bar at a wedding reception, there are a few ways to plan! Don’t get stuck overspending or prematurely running out of booze on the big day. When you’re looking to stock the bar at a wedding reception, there’s a lot of things to keep in mind. Today, we’ll explore some of the factors that can affect how your bar is run and what you’ll need.

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Frightfully Fun Spirits: Halloween-Inspired Drinks for Adults

Frightfully Fun Spirits: Halloween-Inspired Drinks for Adults

Every Halloween is a special time to emerge from your crypt of work-life balance and everyday worries. For just one day a year, you can clink glasses with dear friends dressed from head to toe in silly costumes and breathe the rarified air of honest, carefree fun. For this Halloween, you should unwind and spellbind with some fa-boo-lous, creative Halloween drinks that will transport you to the realm of the phantasmagoric and paranormal. Engage your inner witch and experiment in this fateful alchemy for a night you will not soon forget.

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What Are the Best Drinks to Bring to a BYOB Party?

What Are the Best Drinks to Bring to a BYOB Party?

When you get invited to a BYOB party, you have the chance to personalize your drink menu for the night. That’s always fun, plus who doesn’t enjoy an exciting time and cheap drinks? But there are so many different beverages you could tote in your cooler. So what are the best drinks to bring to a BYOB party? You know, those drinks that’ll really help you get in the spirit. The answer depends on several factors. Think about the type of party you’re going to, the potential to share with friends, and your tastes一all that will set you up for a bloody good night.

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