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Posts By Vicki Cruz

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Craft Cocktails in Unexpected Places: A Bowling Alley
3 days ago

Craft Cocktails in Unexpected Places: A Bowling Alley

Part 1 of an Ongoing Series

Ever go to a place that is unlikely to have good cocktails, or any cocktails for that matter, and find the best cocktail ever?
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Turn Up the Heat With Chili-Based Cocktails
5 days ago

Turn Up the Heat With Chili-Based Cocktails

Like it hot and spicy?

There is an art to crafting a cocktail that has the right balance of flavor to make it enjoyable for those who like it hot. …
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6 Sweet Boozy Treats for Summer
3 weeks ago

6 Sweet Boozy Treats for Summer

There are so many quintessential flavors of summer that it’s sometimes hard to choose a favorite.

S’mores, watermelon, pina colada, ice cream floats, and popsicles. All of these delicious tastes …
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13 Cocktails to Keep You Hydrated in the Summer Heat
3 weeks ago

13 Cocktails to Keep You Hydrated in the Summer Heat

During the summer, thirst can range from the simple need for water to the desire for a refreshing tipple.

In the heat of the season, heavy cocktails aren’t on anyone’s …
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Trending Citrus: Grapefruit Cocktails
1 month ago

Trending Citrus: Grapefruit Cocktails

Historically, grapefruit has been used in cocktails for decades.

In the 1920s, the Brown Derby used grapefruit as its sour component. Today, the Paloma is a tequila-based classic. The sweet/tart …
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10 Tequila Tipples to Make Right Now
1 month ago

10 Tequila Tipples to Make Right Now

How should you drink tequila? However you want to.

Sip it solo, shoot it (salt and lime optional), or mix it up in a modern cocktail. Just make sure that …
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Use Your (Water)Melon! – 5 Refreshing Quenchers
2 months ago

Use Your (Water)Melon! – 5 Refreshing Quenchers

Watermelon cocktails are not only refreshing they are hydrating – which is just what your body needs during these dog days of summer.

It’s easy to overindulge on cocktails during …
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Boozy Foodie Delights for a Star-Spangled Fourth
2 months ago

Boozy Foodie Delights for a Star-Spangled Fourth

Here’s your go-to Independence Day meal, spiked of course.

Whether you are in charge of preparing a meal or bringing a side, you can impress your guests with one of …
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Red, White & Blue Cocktails Salute the Stars and Stripes
2 months ago

Red, White & Blue Cocktails Salute the Stars and Stripes

Fireworks, barbeque, sunny weather, great food, and craft cocktails are on the menu for the perfect Fourth of July celebration.

Chilled has you covered with this year’s hottest flavors. Toast …
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ICE ICE, BABY: Booze-Infused Granitas
2 months ago

ICE ICE, BABY: Booze-Infused Granitas

It is hard to believe that just a few short months ago, some of us (especially on the East Coast) were freezing, shoveling unheard of amounts of snow, looking for …
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Summer Means… Lemonade Cocktails!
2 months ago

Summer Means… Lemonade Cocktails!

We all have that nostalgia for those lazy days of summer, sitting on the porch swing, sipping on a tall, refreshing glass of lemonade after playing outside all day.

What …
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5 White Rum Cocktails that Scream Summer
3 months ago

5 White Rum Cocktails that Scream Summer

White rum is the ultimate summer mixer.

Like tequila, white rum used to have a bad reputation as a cheap party liquor, but also like tequila, that has changed in …
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