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Photo by Tayden Savage   The Valley is home to many breweries and restaurants with craft alcoholic beverages, but Old Town Scottsdale features the always crowded Blue Clover Distillery (7042 E. Indian School Rd). As the area’s first ever microdistillery, Blue Clover is famous for its small-batch, hand-distilled vodka and gin. With an indoor-outdoor bar and huge dining patio, it’s perfect for laidback dinners and weekend brunches. Because of its growing popularity, Blue Clover has...

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As much as I’d love to support local restaurants by ordering a massive takeout happy hour spread and gallons of to-go cocktails every week, I have to remember that we’re on a budget – me and the magazine. I know we’re not the only ones watching our spending right now, what with the global pandemic and economic depression and all. But you didn’t click on this to be reminded of all that sadness, you clicked on it for a boozy escape!   I began the quarantine with a...

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May 22 is designated as “National Craft Distillery Day” and in Arizona, it’s easy to find a local spirit maker to lift a glass to and support. Here are 14 distillers  we’ve written about over the years. Read responsibly. Cheers! Adventurous Stills 2125 E. 5th St. Tempe 480-292-8770, adventstills.com Winner of ‘Best Distillery’ in the 2019 Best of the Valley from PHOENIX magazine. *Vote for Best of the Valley 2020 here* Arizona Distilling Co. 601...

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Here at PHOENIX, it’s no secret we love experimental cocktails. Chile pepper-infused vodka shaken with purple mangosteen liquor and topped with palo verde essence bubbles? Yes, please. (I made that up, though I expect to see something similar on Valley mixologists’ craft cocktail lists any day now.) But while we aren’t scared to participate in “Fear Factor – Cocktail Edition,” it’s always nice to return to the classics every so often.

The Negroni is one such old faithful.

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