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The Return of “Outer Banks”

by Mary Melnick

Aug 2, 2021

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Last summer, Outer Banks on Netflix was one of the most-watched Netflix originals; it was one of those shows that came out during the pandemic that everyone binge-watched. I am not going to lie; I was one of those people who became obsessed.

The show takes place on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and follows a group of four friends searching for a legendary treasure while trying to solve the mystery of one’s missing father. The gang runs into some obstacles along the way that make things more difficult and provide suspense for the audience.

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The show left off on a cliffhanger, which I am not going to spoil, but it was obvious another season was coming. After a long wait, the second season released last Friday and looks more intense and interesting than the first season.

The second season continues the gang’s search for the treasure, but this time they know where it is located, but they have to get it back from a bad guy while running/hiding from authorities.

Whether you are gearing up to watch Season Two, are in the middle of binge-watching Season Two or are just getting into the show and starting with Season One, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast and Bogue Sound Distillery provided three Outer Banks-themed cocktails perfect for sipping while the drama of the show unfolds.

Pogue Tea
2 ounces JAPC Salted Caramel Spirit
.5 ounce triple sec
Top off with ½ sour mix & ½ Coca Cola

Pour all ingredients into a highball glass over ice. Pour into mixer and then back into glass; garnish with lemon slice.

OBX Sunset
1 ounce JAPC Bourbon Whiskey
1 ounce Peach Schnapps
.5 ounce grenadine
Orange juice

Place ice in a low-ball glass. Pour in bourbon, Peach Schnapps, grenadine and top with orange juice. Pour into mixer and then back into glass; garnish with a lemon slice.

Kook Colada
2.5 ounces JAPC Peanut Butter Whiskey
1 ounce chocolate liqueur
1 ounce RumChata
.5 ounce coconut cream

Rim hurricane glass with ice and coconut flakes. Pour all ingredients into a mixer over ice and shake well. Pour over ice and top with whip cream, chocolate chips and coconut cookie.

If you don’t watch the show, I highly recommend it! I can’t wait to binge Season Two.

— Mary Melnick, social media and editorial coordinator


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