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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:13 p.m. ET

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Labor Day already? We know you may be bummed about kissing that bronze goodbye, but a sendoff summer party is exactly what you need. Relive all your fun beach memories with your friends and toast to a spectacular fall, cocktail in hand!

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Icy Mint Freeze

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Icy Mint Freeze

Ingredients:

1 part JDK&Sons Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur

1 part DeKuyper Strawberry Patch Liqueur

1 part DeKuyper Blue Curacao

Directions: Mound fine crushed ice in a cocktail glass using a large ice cream scoop. Next, pour each ingredient, one by one, in stripes to create a horizontal layering of the ingredients. Serve the cocktail with a demitasse spoon.

Cucumber Watermelon Cooler

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Cucumber Watermelon Cooler, created by Lynnette Marrero

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Lemon

0.75 oz. of Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. of Agave

2 Slices of Cucumber

4 Chunks of Watermelon

Perrier Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Water

Directions: Muddle the watermelon and cucumber in a mixing glass. Combine all of the ingredients except the sparkling water. Add the ice, shake, and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Add agave for a sweeter taste. Top off the cocktail with Perrier Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Water and garnish with a cucumber.

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Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini

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Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini

Ingredients:

2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka

1/4 part Simple Syrup

5 Caramel Popcorn Kernels, popped

Garnish with 3 Caramel Popcorn Kernels, popped

Directions: Muddle all ingredients except vodka in a mixing glass. Add the vodka and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a skewer of 3 caramel popcorn kernels.

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Hintberry Margarita

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Hintberry Margarita

Ingredients:

1 Blackberry hint water

1 cup Raspberries (save a few for garnish)

3 oz. Blueberry Vodka

Ice

Directions: Add ice, blackberry hint water, raspberries, and the blueberry vodka to a blender. Blend the mixture until its at your desired consistency. Garnish with raspberries and serve in a margarita glass.

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BrewLaLa

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Owl's Brew BrewLaLa

Ingredients:

1 Part Owl's Brew Pink and Black

Fresh brewed Darjeeling Hibiscus, Strawberry, Lemon Peel, and Agave

1 Part Pilsner

Directions: Rim glass with Margarita Salt. Serve chilled in a highball glass and garnish with lime.

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The Honey Bow

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The Honey Bow

Ingredients:

4 oz. Strongbow Hard Cider

1.5 oz. Apple-Flavored Vodka

1 oz. - Cranberry Juice

0.5 oz. Honey or Agave

Apple Slice

Directions: Build the cocktail in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir the cocktail and garnish with the apple slice.

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Kilbeggan Waterwheel

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Kilbeggan Waterwheel, created by Darren McGettigan, resident mixologist at Bar Beoga of the Menlo Park Hotel

Ingredients:

1 ¼ Parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

2 ½ Parts Pressed Apple Juice

1 ¼ Parts Pressed Pineapple Juice

6 Fresh Blueberries

1 Dash of Cherry Bitters

1 Bar Spoon of White Sugar

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Marg Up, Served at the Hard Rock Cafe

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Marg Up, Served at the Hard Rock Cafe

Ingredients:

2 oz. Patron Silver Tequila

1 oz. Grand Marnier

2 oz. Margarita mix

1 Orange Wedge and 1 Lime Wedge—Squeeze and Discard)

½ Salted Rim and Lime Wheel for Garnish

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Montauk

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Montauk, created by Theo Lieberman, Milk & Honey in NYC

Ingredients:

1 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

1 oz. Dry Vermouth

Directions: Build the cocktail in a glass over ice. Serve it with a twist of lemon.

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The Beach House

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The Beach House

Ingredients:

2 parts Pinnacle Tropical Punch Vodka

1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur

3 parts Cranberry Juice

Splash Fresh Lime Juice

Directions: Mix in a glass with ice and garnish with lime wedge.

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Sauza Blue Oasis

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Sauza Blue Oasis

Ingredients:

3 parts Sauza Sparkling Margarita

1 part DeKuyper Pucker Island Blue Liqueur

Directions: Build the cocktail over ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.

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Sunset Strawberry Lemonade

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Sunset Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

2 Large Muddled Strawberries

1 part Powdered Lemonade Mix

Splash of Club Soda

Directions: Pour the mixture over ice and top with club soda.

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SVEDKA's Easy Breezy

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SVEDKA's Easy Breezy

Ingredients:

2 parts SVEDKA Orange Cream Pop

1 part Heavy Cream or Milk)

Splash of Orange Juice

Directions: Pour SVEDKA Orange Cream Pop and the cream into a shaker filled with ice. Add a splash of juice. Shake this vigorously and pour into a rocks glass. Top it off with orange zest.

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Just Peachy

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Just Peachy

Ingredients:

2 oz. SKYY Vodka

1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 ½ oz. Ginger solution (1 Ginger: 1 Water: 1 Sugar)

1 ½ oz. Peach Liquor

Directions: Blend and double strain. Shake all ingredients, except the soda. Strain over ice and top with soda. Garnish the cocktail with mint and peach slices.

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Raspberry Fizz

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Raspberry Fizz

Ingredients:

2 oz. Barrymore Wine

3/4 oz. Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Agave

4 Raspberries

Top with Ginger Beer

Directions: Muddle raspberries in a shaker. Next, add the Barrymore Pinot Grigio, lemon juice, agave and ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain the mixture into a collins glass and top with Ginger Beer. Garnish the cocktail with a lemon wheel.

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