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212 Cocktail

The 212 Cocktail is a sultry mix of reposado tequila, a bit of Aperol, and grapefruit, recommended by Ryan Fitzgerald, bartender at New York City’s ABV, We suggest pairing this with straightforward pizza, like a Margherita.

Click here for the 212 Cocktail recipe.

Anejo Signature Margarita

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Anejo Signature Margarita

It may be obvious, but bold drinks like margaritas really do mix well with the punchy, powerfully spiced Mexican dishes. The salt and lime go well with sauces like mole, and with the flavors of chiles and cilantro. Try the semi-sweet Añejo Signature Margarita —.an excellent choice for paring with your next sizzling fajitas or overstuffed  burrito

Click here for the Añejo Signature Margarita recipe.

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Bushmills Irish Buck

Oak-aged whiskey-based cocktails stand up well next to steak and other hearty beef dishes. Try this simple Bushmills Irish Buck, which contains lime juice and ginger ale, to enhance your next T-bone.

Click here for the Bushmills Irish Buck recipe.

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Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail

This savory cocktail is an indulgent spin on the classic Bloody Mary. The horseradish (don’t use too much) helps it go well with potatoes, kale, or even hearty fish like arctic char.

Click here for the Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail recipe.

Dave’s Signature Lucky Rice Festival Cocktail

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Dave’s Signature Lucky Rice Festival Cocktail

Thai cuisine is known for its distinct and unexpected flavors. Thai dishes need an equally unusual cocktail to stand out. Dave Arnold of New York City’s Booker and Dax created a libation intended to fill the bill. His creation, Dave’s Signature Lucky Rice Festival Cocktail, is filed with bright citrus notes and a bit of sweetness to perfectly complement your next Thai meal.

Click here for the Dave’s Signature Lucky Rice Festival Cocktail recipe.

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Ginger Lychee Caipirinha

The Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. Its tartness makes it a great foil for spices like the saffron, turmeric, and garlic used in Portuguese cuisines, especially those of the former Portuguese colonies of Goa or Macau. Give this trendy Ginger Lychee Caipirinha a try and see how the ingredients bring out the piquant elements of the cuisines of these places.

Click here for Ginger and Lychee Caipirinhas recipe.  

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Dry Martini

A dry martini may seem uninventive, but it’s lived through the ages and is a classic for a reason. For all you purists out there, couple main courses like seared sea bass along with steamed vegetables with this age-old sip for a classy, well-balanced meal. (It's also great with oysters on the half-shell.)

Click here for the Dry Gin Martini recipe.

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Sake Plum Cocktail

Naturally, sushi goes well with sake, whether it's served neat or in a cocktail. The elements of sake, fermented from rice, are defty balanced by the ginger and plum elements in this cocktail.

Click here for the Sake Plum cocktail recipe.

Skinny Mint Cocktail

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Skinny Mint Cocktail

Think about the garnishes used with a main course. Mint is typically paired with lamb, so we don’t see why a minty cocktail wouldn’t nicely complement the dish. The Skinny Mint Cocktail is a refreshing, low-calorie, cocktail that will work well coupled with any herb-heavy dish.

Click here for the Skinny Mint Cocktail recipe.

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The Long Island Limoncello

Slightly fruity beverages are awesome complements to grilled meats such as pork, chicken, or turkey. The fruit flavor works well when matched with beef in barbecue sauce, cold beef en gelée, and even the smoky aroma of meat fresh off the grill. Consider the Long Island Limoncello cocktail (a twist on the classic Long Island Ice Tea) for your next dinner party. 

Click here for the Long Island Limoncello recipe.

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War and Peas

This unique cocktail is made with pea-infused vodka. Yes, this combination is 100 percent different, but surprisingly it tastes terrific! If you dare, pair this with beef mains like roast beef, or pan-seared steak and a buttered starch such as mashed potatoes.

Click here for the War and Peas recipe.

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