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If you can’t imagine starting dinner without a drink or two beforehand, you’ll definitely want to consult the menu of specialty cocktails at Azurea. The drinks list at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant features three sections: martinis, signature drinks and low-cal cocktails. We’d recommend going for one of the signatures, which are classics like the Manhattan, mint julep, Pimm’s Cup No. 1 and margarita with jalapeño. You can also order a traditional gin martini, or try one of the sweeter creations like Açai of Relief, with Açai Berry vodka, Pama pomegranate liqueur and cranberry juice; the Sage Appeal, which pairs apple vodka with fresh squeezed lemon juice and muddled sage leaves; and the Orange Crush, a combo of Ketel One orange-flavored vodka, orange juice and triple sec over Red Bull. All in all, we’d recommend keeping it simple, though if you’re watching your waistline, you’ll appreciate options like the Fresh Squeeze, made with Hendrick’s gin, agave syrup and fresh lemon juice, or perhaps the Bramble Crush, berry-flavored and prepared with Stoli Blue 100-proof vodka, crushed blueberries, fresh lime juice and agave nectar.