Spirited Virginia Magazine


Sweet Summer Cocktails

The July-September 2020 edition of Spirited Virginia explores sweet cocktails that express the excitement of summer. Take a look back at the history of alcoholic milkshakes and how spirits are making their way back into these tasty treats, find some hidden treasures with accessible versions of spirits that are as satisfying as their expensive and elusive cousins, learn what makes the best sangrias (hint: simplicity!) and discover what the Tidewater distilleries have to offer.

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Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

The April-June 2020 edition of Spirited Virginia introduces readers to the latest craze—canned cocktails! Learn all about what makes these delicious and convenient concoctions so popular. Immerse yourself in the stories behind some of your favorite spirits, learn about the conservation and earth-friendly efforts by distillers in Virginia and around the world, take notes about how to ensure your daughter’s wedding reception goes off without a hitch and check out some Richmond-area distilleries.

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Love at First Sip

The January-March 2020 edition of Spirited Virginia explores the joys of spirits that can be enjoyed by itself and simplicity of cocktails with just an ingredient or two. Delve into spirits that prove age does matter, get dressed up and attend the Spirited Virginia Awards where we hand out some awards for worthy spirits and escape the dreary winter weather with some cocktails that will transport you to a nice beach and sunny weather in a tropical escape.
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Holiday Cheers

It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails in the October–December 2019 edition of Spirited Virginia as recipes are featured that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Check out the gift-giving guide for ideas on finding the perfect present for the spirits lover on your list, learn about rare and expensive scotches and read about tips and tricks for your next holiday gathering.
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Blender Magic

The July-September 2019 issue of Spirited Virginia is about bringing magic to your party—blender magic that is! Read all about great frozen drink ideas for the summer, take a tour of bourbons from across the U.S.A, learn about which special event license you might need for large outings and celebrate 50 years of Virginia is for Lovers!

Orange you Glad It's Spring?

The April–June 2019 issue of Spirited Virginia brings a zest to the spring season with a primer on orange-flavored spirits, discusses the difference between mezcals and tequilas, how to craft the perfect signature cocktail for your special event and goes over the ABCs of party planning so you throw the perfect shindig.
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Decadent Winter Cocktails

Our January–March 2019 issue features cordials that’ll inspire the spirits of the season, introduces a beginner’s guide to spirits, takes readers back in time to look at what the presidents drank and provides some recipes sure to be a hit for your big game party.
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Star-Studded Holiday Pairings

Our October–December 2018 issue of Spirited Virginia magazine brings the flavors of the holidays right into your home, from food pairings to punch-bowl cocktail recipes.
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Whiskey & Bourbon

Our July–September 2018 issue is full of information about whiskeys and bourbons. Discover the differences between these two kindred spirits.
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Spicy Cocktails for Spring

In the April–June 2018 issue, read about cocktails with a kick, natural ingredients to incorporate in cocktails, dark rums and international spirits.


Spirited Virginia magazine is produced and printed quarterly by an independent publishing company at no cost to Virginia ABC. The publication is supported by liquor advertisements.

In addition to being available online, Spirited Virginia magazine is distributed through Virginia ABC's 350+ stores and is provided to each of the 5,100+ establishments in the Commonwealth licensed to sell mixed beverages.

Related content is published through the Spirited Virginia Facebook page and e-newsletter.


Please contact Carol Mawyer, Virginia ABC Public Relations Manager, (804) 219-2022 / carol.mawyer@abc.virginia.gov.


Please contact Leisure Media 360, Steve Beyer, (540) 339-3817 / sbeyer@leisuremedia360.com, or Becca Hudson, (804) 334-1567 / bhudson@leisuremedia360.com.


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