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November 15th, 2012

This Buzz Is For You

Keep your bar romping from being a bore.

You've put your margarita salt shaker on the shelf until next summer and the idea of another yawn-inducing vodka soda is making you bored to tears.

Shake up your bar necessities with a few alternative sips we've scouted for Formula 1 and beyond that are sure to keep your booze zest from being a snooze fest.

Rock Your Inner Ruskie - Take a trip to the Russian House of Austin to taste test their house-infused vodka. From elderflower and orange to mixed berries with honey, your palate passport will say "spasiba". Also on the menu, keep it simple with a vodka shot sampler for the table.

Get Trucked Up - When next you hit Rainey Street, be sure to swing by the Spanish themed Tapas Bravas trailer (pictured) and score a Sangria Set-up Kit, a pitcher of fruity lemons, oranges and berries that will go with any bottle of wine that you've packed in your purse. For the designated driver of the night, there are still good gulps to be had with the apple cider soda service.

Formula Fun - Stay in the loop and drink as the racers do at the Living Room at W Hotel Austin thanks to a libation list of Formula 1 themed cocktails like the Curva Grande, Green Hell, Silverstone, Turn 1 and Hairpin. In addition, if you want to put the pedal to the metal, the hotel is hosting VIP events to wow your in-town guests.

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