Ah, yes. Another weekend of fun things to do and things that need to get done. And after all your weekend clean plans are done, then what? Well, may I interest you in some fun and easy to make drinks? Okay, most of these are easy to make and the others take a little more prep time than what some are willing to put in to make. However, you...I don't know. You look like the kind of person that accepts a challenge and meets it head on. Am I right? If not, then why not make the simple drinks. If I am right, then you may find these as rewarding as they are challenging.

Chocolate Martini (original source)
Ingredients:
2 oz Vodka
1 ½ oz Crème de Cacao (or another Chocolate Liqueur)
Garnish – Chocolate Candy, Powdered Chocolate (for rim)
How To:
Start by rimming your drinking glass with the chocolate powder. Then combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well, then strain into the rimmed glass. Finally, garnish with the chocolate candy.

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Kevin’s Special Blend (original source)
Ingredients:
2 oz Rye Whiskey
1 ½ tsp Iced Tea Mix
12 oz Cold Water
How To:
Start by adding the tea mix into a tall glass and fill it halfway with water. Next, add the rye whiskey and top off with more water. Stir the ingredients together until the mix is completely dissolved. If necessary, add ice to complete the drink.

Sidewalker (original source)
Ingredients:
1 ¼ cup Applejack
1 ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ cup Pure Maple Syrup
6 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
4 cup Hefeweizen Beer (chilled)
¾ cup Club Soda (chilled)
Garnish – Lemon Wedges
How To:
Combine the Applejack, lemon juice, maple syrup and Apple Cider Vinegar into a pitcher and stir (and be sure to add a cup of ice). Cover the container and set in the refrigerator for two hours. After the wait time is over, add to the pitcher the beer and club soda. Then pour into a glass and garnish with a couple lemon wedges. Feel free to share the drink (there is a lot to go around after all).

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Double Standard Sour (original source)
Ingredients:
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
¾ oz Dorothy Parker New York Gin
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Grenadine
Garnish – Orange Slice, Brandied Cherry
How To:
Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well, then strain into a glass with ice and garnish with an orange slice and brandied cherry.

Pacific Tea (original source #19)
Ingredients:
3 oz Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
1 ½ oz Reposado Tequila
1 oz Chinese 5-Spice Syrup
¼ oz Lemon Juice
1 ½ Negro Modelo Beer
Garnish – Expressed Orange Peel
How To:
Combine the ingredients into a shaker (no ice) and shake well (but gently). Then strain the mixture into a glass with ice and garnish with an orange peel.

All, if not most, of these drink ingredients can be found at your local liquor store. Townsquare Media and KIXS 108 do not condone underage drinking and encourage you to drink responsibly. Have a safe and fun weekend!