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Raising the bar - Take Five

Hamilton, Ohio – Jazz legend Dave Brubeck made his name working in 5/4 time.

That extra beat per measure on his seminal album Time Out was especially pronounced on the single, “Take Five.”

With the Phil DeGreg Trio and guest saxophonist Rick Van Matre coming to the Fitton Center Feb. 21 to pay tribute to Brubeck, guests can expect to hear new life breathed into mid-century classics.

However, Fitton Center resident mixologist Logan Adams said when she thinks of the phrase “Take Five,” she thinks less about cool jazz and more about a cool drink.

“I hear ‘take five’ and I think about taking a break, taking it easy,” she said. “That was the inspiration for this drink. What’s better when you’re taking a break than some lemonade?”

Of course, this is a jazzed-up version of lemonade, with both tequila and peach schnapps, as well as some ginger ale to balance out the sweetness and give it some fizz.

Here’s the lowdown: Fitton Center Take Five

1.5 oz tequila .5 oz peach schnapps 3 oz lemonade Mix in chilled cocktail shaker Pour over ice Top with ginger ale

Keep an eye on the Fitton Center Blog for more of Logan’s cocktail creations.

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