Cucumber Fizz Cocktail
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Whether area residents or visiting guests need to cool off or cool their heels, local establishments offer plenty of refreshing beverage options to make summer less about venturing away from home and more about staying local.

The favorite cocktail of Mexico is not the margarita, but the paloma.

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Nothing says spring like a gin and tonic. Sometimes I get bored with the same old version, so here is my spin on the classic.

Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
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The Gozio Gold Esprit is a rich, orangey-almond masterpiece made from Gozio Amaretto, vodka, rum, orange liqueur, and sweet and sour mix, and served over ice in a rocks glass. A perfect way to swing into spring.


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A seasonal cocktail from the pros at Dolce Vita Wine Shop.

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Whether it’s coffee, tea or cocoa, we all have our favorite warm drinks for cold days, but perhaps it’s time to brighten up the bleak midwinter with new flavors. Be bold. Try a new take on your go-to beverage at these southwest metro restaurants.

The party season might be over, but that’s no reason to stop entertaining friends and family. This fabulous cocktail might even remind you of your island vacation. Here is one of my favorites, and I know you will love it, too.