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Learn to mix it up for Valentine’s

This Valentine’s Day, you can shake things up with that special someone at The Graduate hotel at 400 N. Lamar Blvd.

On Sunday, local bartender and celebrity mixologist Chip Moore will host a special Valentine’s Day mixology class.

Guests will see tricks of the trade, while learning how to mix their favorite cocktails.

“It’s an opportunity to learn to make yours — or your significant other’s — favorite cocktails,” Moore said.

Organizers say they were trying to think creatively for Valentine’s Day.

“We wanted to do something special for the community that fit the Graduate Oxford brand, providing an educational experience, while being welcoming, fun and creatively inspired,” he said.

Moore said those who attend will learn how to make a cosmopolitan and a French 75, among other drinks.

“It will provide a unique date experience in an enjoyable atmosphere,” Moore said, adding that he’ll be there to answer questions.

After becoming a skilled mixologist, participants can follow pre-dinner drinks with a romantic meal at The Coop, the hotel’s rooftop lounge and terrace.

The class begins at 5 p.m. and is $50 per person.

To reserve a spot, guests can call the hotel at 662-234-3031 ext. 513.

About LaReeca Rucker

LaReeca Rucker is a writer, reporter and adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism and New Media.

A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she spent a decade at the Gannett-owned Clarion-Ledger - Mississippi's largest daily newspaper - covering stories about crime, city government, civil rights, social justice, religion, art, culture and entertainment for the paper's print and web editions. She was also a USA Today contributor.

This year, she received a first place award from the Mississippi Press Association for “Best In-Depth Investigative Reporting.” The story written in 2014 for The Oxford Eagle chronicles the life of a young mother with two sons who have epilepsy, and details how she is patiently hoping legalized cannabis oil experimentation will lead to a cure for their disorder.

Her website is www.lareecarucker.com.

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