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Kickin' Martini

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25-5 Health Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way by Miles Johnson
 
You can't party Las Vegas-style until you have a martini in your hand. This cocktail is a real kick-in-the-pants and will have you singing along with Frank, Dean, and Sammy all night long.

Classic Spanish Sangria

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25-3 Dream Homes Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way by Miles Johnson

As the days get longer, choosing the most comfortable time to dine is relatively easy. Inviting guests over just before sun-down will allow everyone to enjoy a simmering sunset over a glass of Classic Spanish Sangria with a twist.

Classic Italian Granita

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25-3 Dream Homes Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way by Miles Johnson

A dessert this simple, delightfully refreshing, and light will make even the muggiest of Bakersfield nights seem like a cool retreat to the far north.

The Summer Sip

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26-3 Sizzlin' Singles Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

Raspberry/Champagne Cocktail.

Narducci's Moscow Mule

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26-4 Fall Issue
Bottoms Up!

Narducci’s rocks the Old Town Kern bar scene. But now I know how to give my Narducci’s Night Out an extra little kick.

Bakersfield Sweet Tea

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25-6 Health Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way by Miles Johnson
To lunch or not to lunch, that is the question. What if it's too early for lunch and too late for breakfast? Easy answer: you brunch!

Amestoy’s Blueberry Kamikaze

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26-6 Winter
Bottoms Up!

Nothing compares to a Frank Amestoy original cocktail. Modern is cool (and usually trendy) but sometimes you have to go off the beaten path in order to find true hidden treasures.

Fresh Lemonade

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27-2 Summer Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

Each and every one of these easy-to-prepare recipes is guaranteed to be a hit with your block party guests. 

“Man”hattan

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27-2 Summer Issue
Bottoms Up!

The Marriott Hotel’s swank bar, MI Great Room, is the perfect place to unwind with a cold, stiff Manhattan, a highly requested drink from those with a Y chromosome.

Noriega’s Picon Punch

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27-3 Dream Homes Issue
Bottoms Up!

You don’t need boxing gloves if you’re looking for a total knock-out, just swing by Noriega’s and take on the traditional Basque Picon Punch.

The Almost Like Orange Julius

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27-3 Dream Homes Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

Remember those refreshing drinks you used to get in the mall? You know, the one that reminded you of a 50/50 bar; just the right amount of orange juice and milk and it was served iced cold and frothy?

 

Cherry Cola

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27-3 Dream Homes Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

If you’re showing an old classic for your movie night, why not try a drink with a nostalgic kick?

Pineapple Mojitos

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27-4 Corporate Relocation Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

One of my favorite party themes is a Mexican Fiesta...but with THE volume turned up. So Grab your sombrero and shuffle south to celebrate.

Mexicali’s Heavenly Margarita

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27-5 Winter Issue
Bottoms Up!
Who can resist a margarita? Certainly not you, once you take a sip of Mexicali’s most famous cocktail. Located in downtown Bakersfield and on the southwest side of town, Mexicali is a local staple for Mexican cuisine and has also become well-known for pouring a mean margarita.

Café Med Godiva Martini

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27-6 Winter Issue
Bottoms Up!
If you feel like royalty, at Café Med, the royal treatment is what you shall receive. Whether you’re out with friends, or looking for something spectacular to sweeten up your evening’s meal, the concocted “luxury-in-a-glass” that is the Godiva Martini is exactly what your heart desires.

Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade

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28-3 Dream Homes Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

If you’re not one to enjoy a good ale, try this cocktail for some fun in the sun.

Chocolate Liqueur Mousse

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28-5 Health Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

Create some fun desserts that require no serving once everyone is sipping on coffee and relaxing around a fire.
 

Caliente Margarita

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28-6 Winter Issue
Bottoms Up!

There is only one actual Irish pub in Bakersfield, and they’re very proud of that fact. McMurphy’s Irish Pub has been a local favorite for food and drink for about 40 years now. And, while they do have unique bragging
rights, their Irish pride doesn’t end with just their exclusivity. 

Bakersfield Country Club’s Sunshine

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29-1 Spring Issue
Bottoms Up!

At the Bakersfield Country Club, there are a few things you can always
expect to find:  golf, tennis, fine dining, and plenty of sunshine—even on the darkest of nights!