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DIY Your Own Happy Hour With These Summer Cocktails

When you want to do happy hour but feel like sticking a little closer to home, whip up these delish cocktails for your pals in the comforts of your own abode. You’ll be instantly transported to Beverly Hills’ posh Bar Noir in Maison 140 with their exotic Samurai Blossom or the throws of central California wine country with the POM Smash, crafted by Patrick Reynolds of Santa Barbara’s Farm to Bar. Cheers!

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Samurai-BlossomSamurai Blossom
created by Kevin Malburg, bartender at Bar Noir in Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, CA
1. oz Vodka
1. oz Gin
2. oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1. oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
Splash of Sweet & Sour
Splash of Grenadine

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pom_smash_2POM Smash
created by Patrick Reynolds, Farm to Bar in Santa Barbara, CA
1 oz POM Hula
1/2oz lime juice
¼ oz of a passion fruit.
1 ½ oz Cutler’s dry gin
Muddle tablespoon of pomegranate arils (i.e. POM POMS Fresh Arils)
Garnish with lime and mint
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker and pour into Collins glass over crushed ice with a splash of soda water. A drink to remind us all of the ‘Wonderful’ things to come.

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