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Full Moon and Friday the 13th cockails

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Friday the 13th can conjure feelings of apprehension, fear and in some people the need to celebrate. For the first time since 2000, Friday the 13th and a full moon will align this Friday, June 13, 2014.

The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have ominous reputations, and their inevitable concurrence from one to three times a year foreshadows more misfortune than some people can bear.

According to phobia specialist Dr. Donald Dossey, the man who coined the tern paraskevidekatriaphobia Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in the United States today.

Those who are superstitious may choose to stay under the covers tomorrow, but they would be missing out on a rare celestial celebration. The next simultaneous occurrence will be be August 13, 2049.

Below are three recipes to help put you in the spooky Friday the 13th and full moon mood.

Lucky 13

• 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
• ¼ part DeKuyper® Pomegranate Liqueur
• ¼ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
• 3 parts pomegranate juice
• 1 part coconut water
• ½ part lemon juice
• ¼ tbsp. sugar (to rim glasses)
• 1 lime wedge for garnish
• Pomegranate seeds

Preparation: Rim your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping in sugar. In a shaker filled with ice, combine pomegranate juice, coconut water, tequila, liquors and lemon juice. Shake and pour into prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and 13 fresh pomegranate seeds.

Superstitious Sipper

• 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
• ½ lime
• ½ part simple syrup
• 2 sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
• Soda water
• Cucumber slice (for garnish)

Preparation: Muddle together sage and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Squeeze in juice from half a lime, add tequila and ice. Stir and pour into glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a sage leaf and cucumber slice.

Midnight Moon Margarita

• 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
• 4 parts sparkling blackberry soda
• ¼ cup fresh blackberries
• ¾ part fresh lime juice
• ¼ part simple syrup
• Ice
• Lime wedge (for garnish)

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