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We'll let you in on a little secret: Hosts can get away with a multitude of sins as long as the drinks they offer are awesome. Whether soft or hard, beverages are a must at every type of gathering, so arm yourself with some signature standbys and consider our tips for mixing things up.

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THE Must-Know Cocktails of All Time

Don't host another party until you've mastered these must-know cocktail recipes.
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Selecting the Perfect Champagne

Prepare to raise a glass with our Champagne buying guide!
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Lavender Lemonade

Lemonade flavored with lavender makes a suitably sweet nonalcoholic quencher for your valentine.
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SOBEWFF: Rick Bayless's Top Hosting Tips

Rick Bayless shares his entertaining secrets --- and recipe for his latest cocktail creation.
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SOBEWFF: The Top Food & Drink Party Trends of 2014

Evite uncovers 2014's hottest food and drink trends at SOBEWFF.
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2014 SOBEWFF Kickoff Parties

Check out the SOBEWFF kickoff parties -- and get some awesome cocktail recipes while you're at it!
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Blackberry Sage Spritzer

The intoxicating scent of this pink drink is pure bliss in a glass.
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Most-Fashionable Soft Drinks

These yummy concoctions aren’t your mama’s soft drinks.
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Ole Smoky Moonshine Lemonade

Make this spiked lemonade for a refreshing spin on the summertime classic.
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Sparkling VeeV PEARsecco

Try this delicious, sparkling cocktail at your viewing party on Hollywood's biggest night!
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Hard Iced Tea Bar: 3 Recipes for Summer Sipping

Recreate your own hard iced tea bar with these three simple recipes perfect for a summer soiree.
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Lemon Drop Champagne Cocktail

Vodka and lemons add a refreshing twist to a classic champagne cocktail.
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Whiskey Champagne Cocktail

Our bourbon champagne cocktail kicks the traditional New Year's Eve cocktail up a few party notches.
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Chandon Rum and Honey Champagne Cocktail

This soothing and sweet champagne cocktail goes rogue with the addition of racy absinthe.
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Full Moon Champagne Cocktail

Moonshine with a splash of champagne makes for a folksy cocktail with a touch of elegance.
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Black Velvet

Serves 1 Recipe by Chef Louise Mellor
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Cocktail Recipe: Minty Melon Breeze

A fruity, juicy watermelon cocktail with mint-infused ice cubes perfect for summer parties.
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Summer Cocktail Recipe: Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers

Snap into summertime relaxation mode with this recipe for refreshing hard lemonade kiwi coolers.
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Watermelon Keg

The watermelon keg gets a refreshing makeover along with a new recipe for a minted-melon cocktail.
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Dark Chocolate S’mores Cocoa

They'll think they've died and gone to chocolate heaven when your guests taste this s'mores-flavored hot cocoa.
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