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Discover Spring with Virginia ABC

Welcome to Discovery with Virginia ABC, your go-to source for all things cocktails and spirits! We have dedicated this space to providing new recipes, flavor trends, techniques, gift ideas and more. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a novice in the world of cocktails, we'll help you discover your next signature drink or elevate an old favorite. So come on in, browse our articles, and let's raise a glass to the art of cocktail-making!

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Curated Cocktails

As the world awakens from its winter slumber, it's time to welcome the bright and bountiful season of Spring with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Our collection of seasonal cocktails celebrates the beauty and flavors of Spring, featuring fresh ingredients like juicy berries and fragrant herbs. Whether you're in the mood for something light and bubbly or bold and boozy, we've got you covered. So take a sip and let our Spring cocktails transport you to a world of sunshine, blossoms, and pure bliss!

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Methods of Mixology: Floral Ice Cubes

Formal or casual, edible-flower ice cubes are fun accents for any event. Easy to make and easier to enjoy, follow our how-to to have these innovative garnishes ready for those unexpected friends who drop by for a drink and a nibble.

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Introducing Flavor Profiles

Flavor Profile is a video series from Virginia ABC providing an exclusivebehind-the-scenes look into the fascinating world of mixology. Join us as we as we uncover the flavors, ingredients, techniques, of the industry's most talented mixologists and innovators. 

In this episode of Flavor Profile, we meet professional mixologist Beth Dixon, who brings exceptional artistry and creativity to Virginia ABC's selection of original cocktails.

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Flavor of the Season: Honey

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Signature Cocktail: Couple's Goals

Experience the best of both worlds with a pair of remarkable cocktails that showcase two distinct flavors. The first cocktail takes the sweetness of wildflower honey and expertly fuses it with blackberry liqueur and lime juice, resulting in a tantalizing and refreshing sip that's elevated by the smoothness of Vitae Golden Rum.

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Virginia-Made: Honey 

Learn more about the rich taste and versatility of honey and how to mix it with your favorite spirits. Also learn about the impact of bees and and how local honey producers support Virginia's agriculture, environment, regional economiesand how local honey helps to ensure the sustainability of bee populations and protect their vital role in our ecosystem. 

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Springtime Inspiration

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Spirited Virginia Magazine

Continue to explore florals in the April-May-June 2023 issue of Spirited Virginia magazine. As spring arrives and floral colors begin dotting yards and fields across the commonwealth, Spirited Virginia focuses on exploring the magic of botanicals in cocktails! These floral fusions are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, no matter the occasion!

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Spring Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the cocktail connoisseur in your life? In need of the perfect gift for the newlyweds in your life? Trying to enhance your home bar? Our spring guide has something for everyone with a curated selection of spirits, perfect for all spring celebrations. Take the guessing game out of gift givingbrowse our spring guide and find the perfect gift! 

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