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Legal Ease Cocktails

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Relax with these Legal Ease Cocktails! These concoctions are delicious and judicious. So relax, sequester yourself, and the only judgment we’ll pass is guilty of a good time!

Cease & Desist

6 mint leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ounces bourbon
3 ounces cranberry juice
3 ounces club soda
1 lime, sliced 

Muddle mint leaves and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice, bourbon and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with club soda. Squeeze in fresh lime juice and garnish with a lime slice.

 

Too Legit To Acquit

2 ounces coffee, slightly cooled
1 ounce vodka
½ ounce coffee liqueur
½ ounce Irish cream
Mint sprig
Cacao powder

Combine the cooled coffee, vodka, coffee liqueur and Irish cream in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and cacao powder. 

 

Hungover Jury

2 ounces vodka
1 ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
¾ ounce tangerine syrup
½ ounce orange bitters
½ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
Tangerine slices for garnish

Combine vodka, orange juice, tangerine syrup, orange bitters and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously 20-30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with tangerine slices.

 

Reasonable Doubt

2 ounces dark rum
½ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 candied ginger slice
3 ounces chilled ginger beer
1 lime wheel
Mint sprig

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rum and lime juice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled goblet glass. Stir in the ginger beer. Skewer the ginger slice and lime wheel and garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

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