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WANTED: Indianapolis 500 Inspired Cocktails

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 WANTED: Indianapolis 500 Inspired Cocktails

In INFUSED, a weekly column, Elizabeth J. Musgrave connects spirits, wine, and beer with culinary and creative arts


Indianapolis is currently infused with the annual excitement that surrounds 500 miles of fast-paced adrenaline. Drivers, sponsors and fans alike are filled with a passion for the speed, glamour and festivities of drinks and food. Parties and galas representing all that fabulous passion fill suites, tents and hotels.


With the Indianapolis 500 quickly approaching, I've decided to dedicate a column to drinks inspired by the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The top choices will be featured in next week’s issue, Wed., May 16.


Submissions are open to all states within the United States, along with outside the U.S. Any company or person wishing to submit a recipe, along with contact information and an image, must please do so by May 13, 2012. The mixologist, sommelier, restaurant, product’s company or bar's name will be featured, along with the bartender, recipe and image for the drinks chosen.


The main objective is the drink MUST contain alcohol, wine and/or beer and be inspired by the Indy 500. Traditional colors worn throughout the entire month of May are black and white with touches of red. Drinks are not restricted to those colors, however. Bold, exciting, energetic…whatever inspires you.


And, just like that bold and daring great race.


Anything goes....


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Elizabeth J. Musgrave is the editor for, writing the fine-living syndicated column and syndicated blog, Gotta Go. Published both in print and online at,, and, Gotta Go offers reviews and recommendations on food and drink, the performing arts, and travel destinations.

Elizabeth is also a freelance writer, photographer, public speaker, and a leading Indianapolis performing arts and restaurant critic. She can be heard on 93 WIBC's Saturday Morning News Show as Indy’s entertainment adviser, and can also be found on Twitter,LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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