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First & South’s Wicked Mint delivers all the flavor of a craft cocktail minus the alcohol. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Boozy holiday parties and champagne toasts may get the best of us in December.

Now that the calendar has flipped to January, many are hitching a ride on the sober express for a solid month, a practice dubbed “Dry January.” Being alcohol-free doesn’t have to mean curling up at home with your Netflix lineup while watching your pals enjoy happy hour on Facebook. These local bars and restaurants are serving up skillfully executed mocktails to savor without the hangover. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO | Katy Groeber, named "Long Island's Hottest Bartender" in a WBAB contest.

COURTESY PHOTO | Katy Groeber, named “Long Island’s Hottest Bartender” in a WBAB contest.

Pulaski Street might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about Long Island’s top go-to places, but that’s where you’ll find “Long Island’s Hottest Bartender.”

Birchwood Taproom bartender Katy Groeber of Aquebogue recently won the contest sponsored by radio station WBAB, besting five other finalists from across Long Island. (more…)