Guy Harvey Introduces a Spiced Rum

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Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey launches a spiced rum.
Artist Guy Harvey has made a career out of painting his beloved ocean and the creatures who live in it.

The artist has also licensed out his name and artwork on everything from the hull of Norwegian Cruise Line's newest & largest ship, the "Escape" to t-shirts and wine, with much of the profits from these endeavors going to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.

Now, the artist and conservationist has launched Guy Harvey spiced rum. Distilled in the Caribbean, this amber colored spirit is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon and finished with a hint of vanilla.

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Mind Your Manors in Wilton Manors Offers Spirulina-Infused Cocktails

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Nicole Danna
The MYM Bloody Mary with the superfood spirulina.
By now, we all know a glass of wine here and there can be good for you. In addition to red wine's heart-healthy antioxidants and resveratrol, recent studies show those who drink two glasses of wine a day are slimmer and 40 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

So it got us thinking: Is there a benefit to boozing other than vino? After all, there's no reason why cocktails can't be good for you too -- especially if you're frequenting a bar that looks more like an apothecary than a happy-hour hot spot. You just need a few of the right ingredients.

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Al Capone's Niece to Host Templeton Whiskey Dinner at the Seminole Casino January 17

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Deirdre Marie Capone
Most people don't know much about Al Capone except for what they see in movies and sensationalized headlines: that of a violent bootlegger whose name was among the most notorious during the days of Prohibition.

But one of the last people on Earth with actual memory of Al Capone, his niece Deirdre Marie Capone, doesn't see him this way and is trying to change how history views her uncle.

This Saturday, NYY Steak and Deirdre Capone pay tribute to her Uncle Al on his birthday by hosting a four-course Templeton Rye Whiskey Dinner at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek.

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Bar Stache's Mike Lehman Wins Winterfest Cocktail Competition: Make His Cocktail at Home

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All photos by Laine Doss
Mike Lehman's cocktail takes the win!
Dozens of Broward-area restaurants and bars entered the Winterfest Absolut drink contest, vying for the title of this year's "Absolut Perfect Cocktail" but, of course, there can be only one winner.

After much deliberation, two finalists competed the other day at Bar Stache in Fort Lauderdale for the title and a $500 prize, after having won the social media portion of the competition. Each bartender was graded (by myself, Laine Doss) on the name of drink; presentation; originality; ingredients; and, most importantly, taste.

The bartenders who landed the coveted finalist spots were Mike Lehman from Bar Stache and Amanda Ellis from Oceans 234. Each were tasked with mixing cocktails that were both flavorful and representative of Winterfest and the holiday season in South Florida.

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3 Sons Brewing Company Making a Run for Dania Beach

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Photo by Doug Fairall
Corey Artanis (right) wants to bring 3 Sons Brewing Company to South Florida.
Dania Beach may soon become the source of the pumpkin spice latte beer you grew so fond of in the last couple of years.

Corey Artanis, one of the people behind 3 Sons Brewing Company, wants to establish a brewery in the Broward beachside community of roughly 30,000.

Artanis told New Times that his application to build a brewery in a commercial area will go before the Dania Beach Planning and Zoning Commission either this month or next.

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If the Miami Heat Loses, Bull Market Will Pay Your Bar Tab

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Alex Broadwell

It's time to turn up the heat on the Miami Heat. At least at Bull Market, where winning and losing could mean the difference between your having a pricey bar tab -- or none at all.

Sure, LeBron James is back in Cleveland, but the owners of Bull Market -- John Todora and Ian Rose -- are still rooting for their hometown team. And to prove it, for the duration of the 2014-15 NBA season, the bar is offering to pay your tab on certain terms.

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Adult Beer Floats and Spiked Milk Shakes in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Havana Hideout
When was the last time you had a real beer float?
This time of year, nothing says cooler temps for beer and cocktail lovers better than a rich porter, heavy stout or tasty nightcap, even in South Florida, where our idea of chilly means dipping below 75 degrees.

So who cares if adult beer floats and spiked milk shakes are typically a summertime treat? There's absolutely no reason we can't cool things off just a little more by adding a scoop or two of ice cream to the mix.

Here, a few places to find adult beer floats and milk shakes in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Know of a few more places? If so, add them to the comments section below.

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Inaugural Tequila Festival Added to Day of the Dead Festivities

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Photo courtesy of South Florida Tequila Festival
The inaugural South Florida Tequila Festival will take place November 1 during the Day of the Dead Celebration in Fort Lauderdale.
The fourth-annual South Florida Day of the Dead Celebration will be raising more than just a few dead spirits this year as part of its festivities.

Welcome the inaugural South Florida Tequila Festival, set to take place on Saturday, November 1. A newcomer to the weekend-long Day of the Dead celebration, 3J Hospitality will transform Fort Lauderdale's Stache 1920's Drinking Den into a tequila-tasting extravaganza for the evening.

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Autumn-Inspired Cocktail Recipes, Courtesy of Living Room at W Fort Lauderdale

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All photos courtesy of Living Room
Get your fall on -- in liquid form.
Can you feel the chill in the air? OK, maybe that's taking things too far, but there's certainly a drop in humidity. Fall is here, and with that come seasonal ales and cocktails with spiced notes, rich botanicals, and harvest flavors.

To celebrate, Living Room at the W Fort Lauderdale is sharing a few recipes from their fall lineup -- perfect for a get-together or when planning a Halloween happening.

Make them at home or enjoy them at Living Room for $14 each.

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Shark Week is Almost Over: Make These "Killer" Cocktails at Home

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Don't go in the water. Stay home and have a cocktail.
Shark Week, Discovery Channel's celebration of all things that make us never, ever want to go into the ocean, continues this weekend.

In all honesty, sharks are actually mysterious, beautiful predators that deserve our awe and protection.In the middle of all the biting commentary on shark attacks, Shark Week plays a major role in helping educate us about sharks and give us valuable information on how to help them.

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