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- Seasonal gin sippers from Stonecutter Spirits
Sit back on a summer deck with a cocktail, whydontcha? At Stonecutter Spirits' summer deck party in Middlebury, seasonal sippers include gin drinks with lemon and melon or citrus and basil. Visitors can also engage in lawn games over cups of whiskey splashed with Champagne and peach or anise and bitters — and get their fingers sticky with saucy meats from Porky's Backyard BBQ & Smokehouse. Need more? Lu.lu will be there, too, scooping ice cream for dessert.
Back Deck Opening Party: Friday, June 15, Stonecutter Spirits, Middlebury. Cost of food and drink. Info, 388-3000, stonecutterspirits.com.
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