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The Spirits of the Season Try one of these delicious handcrafted cocktails to add a festive tone to any party. To make your cocktail a holiday cocktail use in- gredients that create deep elegant colors or warm spicy hues.To take it up a notch add something spar- kling - prosecco sparkling wine or Champagne.Your sig- nature cocktail should be easy to prepare ahead of time and so simple to serve that your guests can even serve themselves. COMING UP ROSES A perfectly elegant concoction 8servings 4 limes sliced into wedges 5 oz. rose syrup buy it or make you own 16 oz. Bacardi Razz or other raspberry rum 16 oz. brut Champagne 24 rose petals Muddle the lime wedges and rose syrup. Add the Bacardi Razz pour into a glass pitcher and re- frigerate.Whenreadytoservepourintohighballglasses filled with ice. Top each glass with 2 oz. chilled Cham- pagne and garnish with rose petals. CINNAMON FIG MARTINI Spicy and special the fig is the surprise ingredient that adds that deep purple hue. 8servings 12 oz. vodka Belvedere is my favorite 2 oz. Grand Marnier 12 oz. lime juice fresh squeezed if possible 8 oz. blood orange juice 3 tbsp. simple syrup 1 tsp. cinnamon 8 fresh fig slices Mix all ingredients except fig slices in a glass pitcher and refrigerate. When ready to serve pour one serving into a cocktail shaker filled with ice shake and pour strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a fig slice. THE GINGER CAIPIRISSIMA The ginger brings a little heat and tang tothisdrinkanditsasrefreshingasitisfes- tive. 8servings 5 - 6 limes sliced into wedges 40-48 wedges 8 cubes brown sugar 6 oz. ginger syrup buy it or make you own 16 oz. white rum Crystallized ginger for garnish - optional Muddle lime wedges and sugar cubes reserving 8 wedges for garnish. Mix with ginger syrup and rum and transfer to a glass pitcher. When ready to serve stir vigorously and pour into collins short glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and a piece of crystallized ginger if desired. RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT FIZZ Perfectly simple Mix together cup sparkling wine 1 tablespoon Coin- treau cup fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice. Add ice cubes. goodFUN Cheers For a non-alchoholic version of any of these specialty drinks simply replace the alchohol with equal amounts of club soda. Dont forget to garnish by Bobbie Ames Food and Entertainment Editor