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Mix It Up: Great Store-Bought Mixers

A decent drink can be hard to find, especially when you’re at home. For the do-it-yourselfers who would rather the “do” simply be mixing the strong stuff with the not-so-strong stuff, we’ve compiled a list of the top five mixers you can find in your friendly neighborhood high-end liquor store. All you have to do is add booze, ice and maybe a wry wink as you drop in the cocktail straw.

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Some like it hot

Stoli Hot Vodka

Add kick and a little heat to your dirty vodka martini or bloody mary with a splash of 75 proof Stolichnaya’s “Hot” flavored vodka. Vodka-enthusiasts may be more familiar with this fiery jalapeno-infused liquor back when it was known as Stoli Pertsovka. Pertsovka is actually the general Russian term for pepper-flavored vodka, and all that’s…

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The morning after

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix

Despite what folks in LA and NYC may feel about owning the brunch scene when it comes to celebrity and style, the South created the blueprint for leisurely booze-fueld Sundays since long before the days of Mark Twain. Charleston Bloody Mary Mix ($10) captures that time honored tradition in a convenient bottle. Born out of…