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Air Force One

Albert, who works as the master mixologist at Southern Wine and Spirits of Illinois, also created the Air Force One cocktail, which also will be served at the Hawaii Society’s ball.

“It is really simple to make. All you need is a glass and some ice,” said Albert, who wanted to create a drink that paired well with food and would be easy to make at home.

It begins with Hpnotiq, which is a blend of triple-distilled vodka, tropical fruit juices and cognac.

The recipe follows:

2 ounce Hpnotiq
1 ounce citrus vodka
Juice from a lemon wedge
Lemon lime soda

Fill tall glass with all ingredients and add ice. Stir well. Garnish with lemon spiral.