Six Drinks to Celebrate National Tequila Day in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Photo courtesy of Rocco's Tacos.
Tequila! For many of us, drinking it means sloshing down a cheap shot of clear liquid -- quickly followed by lick of salt and a bite from a lime wedge to wash that bitter taste away.

Long gone are the days, however, when Jose Cuervo and Sauza were the only tequila options at the bar. Today, we can actually enjoy this Mexican-born spirit in a cocktail or two thanks to an emerging array of small-batch, specialty spirits. And what better way to celebrate than tomorrow, July 24, better known as National Tequila Day.

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It's National Pina Colada Day: Make the Original at Home (Recipe)

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Courtesy Caribe Hilton
The Pina Colada Turns 60. Cheers to that!

In 1954, nearly 60 years ago, Ramón "Monchito" Marrero, a bartender at the Oasis Bar at the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, came up with a delicious, fruity cocktail that celebrated the flavors of the Caribbean.

See also: Make a Pitcher of 100 Montaditos Sangria For Your July Fourth Picnic

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Make a Pitcher of 100 Montaditos Sangria For Your July Fourth Picnic

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All photos courtesy 100 Montaditos.
Sangria to celebrate July Fourth? Si!
The July Fourth weather forecast is calling for yet another 90 degree day with a million percent humidity.

The good news? Other than the usual afternoon boomers, it looks like we won't get rained out. The bad news? It's going to be hot and muggy. You know what you need? In ice cold, refreshing pitcher of sangria.

What's that, you say? Sangria isn't patriotic enough for you to serve on Independence Day? May we remind you that it was King Ferdinand of Spain who financed Christopher Columbus' journey to the New World.

With that in mind, here's a recipe for sangria, courtesy of 100 Montaditos. Make it at home in ten minutes flat or drink it there for $4 a mug or $10 a pitcher.

See also: 100 Montaditos Opens in Plantation

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New Times Best Of Broward/Palm Beach: Take a Look at the Best Drinks

Have you checked out our New Times Best of Broward/Palm Beach picks, yet? This year, we've come up with over 200 of the best places to shop, listen to music, and eat.

Of course, if you're going to name the best in South Florida, you've absolutely got to work in some boozy magic. So, from best brewery to best bloody mary, we've got you covered.

Here are our picks for the best wine, beer, and boozy drinks and places. Cheers!

See also: Best of Broward/Palm Beach: Game On!

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June Is National Iced Tea Month: Try These Iced Tea Cocktails From Tsukuro

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Photo Courtesy Tsukuro
Tsukuro's Tea Cocktails
Tea is the ultimate comfort drink.

When you're sick, it can soothe the throat and jump-start the immune system.

In the dead of winter, it's sure to warm you up from the inside and conjure images of balmy days.

When it's hotter than a billy goat's ass in a pepper patch, a glass of iced tea will cool you down and distract your mind from the blistering heat.

But like all consumable beverages, even tea is better with a bit of booze.

In honor of National Iced Tea Month (June), we've asked Tsukuro for some alcohol-infused recipes from its tea cocktail menu.

See Also: June Is National Iced Tea Month: Booze It Up With These Pinterest Tea Cocktail Recipes

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Drink Beer, Save a Puppy (or Kitty) at Due South Brewing Co.

All photos courtesy Tri-County Animal Rescue
April...looking for love.
Wook at this widdle face. This is April and, in case you're looking for love, she's available for adoption at the Tri-County Animal Rescue, a boutique no-kill animal shelter in Boca Raton.

Tri-County Animal Rescue is home to many cats and dogs just waiting for the right family to come along. They take in strays, surrendered animals, and rescues from high-kill shelters and provide them with care until they find a forever home...maybe yours?

Whether or not you have the room or commitment to adopt, there's a simple way to help the dogs and cats who call this place a temporary home. By drinking beer.

See also: Best Brewery: Due South Brewing Co.

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Send a Drink Through Your Smartphone With AirTab

Courtesy of Perfect Vodka
When someone buys you a drink at a bar, there is no excuse to avoid taking the offer, especially when there is AirTab, a new app that lets you take that drink for a later time.

The app, which debuted Monday, allows users to buy someone a drink remotely and have the recipient redeem it whenever they want.

See Also: Palm Beach Gardens' Peureux Perfect Vodka 1864 Wins Gold at Craft Spirits Competition

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Palm Beach Gardens' Peureux Perfect Vodka 1864 Wins Gold at Craft Spirits Competition

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Courtesy of Perfect Vodka
Peureux Perfect Vodka, the premium vodka company based in Palm Beach Gardens, took a gold medal at the 2014 International Craft Awards Competition in Los Angeles from May 5 through 10.

The vodka was judged in the Ultra Premium Spirits category among over 120 brands of spirits, including rum, tequila, whiskey, gin and even bitters from several countries. The competition also judges craft beer and wine, but actual judging for them does not take place until next month.

See Also: Five Top Vodkas to Try, As Suggested by Zoya Harms, Bartender at Russia House

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The Barman's Fund in Palm Beach County: Tipping for Charity

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Kramer
Stephanie Kramer, second from left, and the Palm Beach County Barman's Fund donating to Little Smiles.
"Drink with a purpose" is a line probably heard sometime early in your drinking career. And that is all the bartenders in the Barman's Fund ask from you when they dedicate one bar shift per month to earning tips for charities.

Founded in 2011 by Brooklyn bartender Brian Floyd, the Barman's Fund is a "motley assortment" of bartenders from around the country who coordinate and dedicate one bar shift per month where every dollar earned in tips goes to charitable organizations or anyone who needs the money. There are five chapters in five U.S. locations, including Palm Beach County, where the newest one was formed by Lion and Eagle English Pub bartender and Boca Raton native Stephanie Kramer.

See Also: Bar Talk with Simon Allen from the Lion and Eagle English Pub in Boca Raton

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Steak 954 to Host Second Annual "Bourbon on the Brain" Charity Event May 23

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David Minsky
Bourbon enthusiasts are set to participate in the second annual "Bourbon on the Brain" world class tasting event at Steak 954 on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $1,000 per person and 100% of the funds raised will support University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Neurology Department in their mission to help researchers find a cure for memory disorders. Last year's event raised over $100,000 for the fund.

See Also: Got Bourbon on the Brain? $1000 Rare Bourbon Event at Steak 954

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