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"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

Chicas, cowgirls and classy tipplers: Cashing in on Ladies’ Night

April 14th, 2015

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

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    Watermelon sure has a way of cooling down the dog days of summer, and vodka has a way of making them seem more bearable.

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    he Boulevardier is like the Negroni’s delicious, long lost brother.

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    This drink may be beautiful, but don’t let the elderflower and lavender fool you, it packs a punch.

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    Let’s face it: Drinks that are on fire are inarguably cooler than drinks that are not.

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    Watermelon and basil might not be the most likely combination, but it’s a winner regardless.

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    This gin and tonic has been upgraded in all the right ways.

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    From our friends across the pond, Pimm’s No. 1 is a popular gin-based, herbal infused liqueur, and the foundation for England’s classic summertime cocktail, the ...

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    This drink is adorable, refreshing and layered with booze — everything we like in a summer cocktail.

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    A highball drink meets a highbrow event, and it’s for a great cause.

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    June 1 kicks off Negroni Week — seven days dedicated to charitable drinking!

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    This Prohibition-era cocktail combines equal parts of all four ingredients, making it a perfectly balanced drink — and one that easily can be converted into ...

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    The Madras 2.0 is upgraded in all the right places

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    This margarita was made for Cinco de Mayo sippin’.

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    Almost as familiar, but far more exciting, consider this cocktail an upgrade from a chilled glass of moscato.

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    Something of a modern classic, this gin cocktail is sure to please.

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    This drink survived Prohibition, WWI, WWII and the following 70 years.

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    By the end of the night, tequila has a way of making even the best of us blush, and this drink is no exception.

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    Our favorite flavors of winter combined with our favorite warm-weather drink.

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    Even if your bracket is a mess, this drink is a safe bet.

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    What's St. Patty's Day without Jameson?

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    Tart, crisp and refreshingly delicious.

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  • Closing out the season at Encore Beach Club, a venue as well-oiled as the tourists.

  • We've got it all, from margaritas to cosmic skating to jazzy happy hours.

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    In her usual tradition, Alberganti began handing out samples the moment we walked through the door.

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