Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Learn the Trick of Making this Beautiful Hallowtini Cocktail and Win a Treat from Cleo Coyle #Halloween #Giveaway


Behold our Hallowtini cocktail,
orange-and-black "spirits"
for your Halloween!
🎃 My husband and I have always enjoyed Halloween. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, we took our trick or treating seriously--creating the costume, carving the pumpkin, tallying up the candy haul. One year my "flower child" costume even won a little award at a local parade.

Fast forward a few years. We met in New York City got married, started writing books together, and we still love Halloween. Here in New York, the celebration has become global. The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is the largest in the world with over 50 bands and hundreds of giant puppets. Attending it is on many lists of “100 things to do before you die," and we have to agree.  Everyone is so happy at this event. It’s a big, friendly party in the streets, New York's own orange-and-black Carnival. If you've never attended, we'll take you there right now...

Click the arrow in the window below to
view a fun video from a past parade…


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If you don't see a video above, you can watch it by clicking here.

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A local puppeteer started the parade back in the 1970s, and many of the costumes are still handmade by fine artists. My husband and I love it so much we even wrote the parade into the climax of our 5th Coffeehouse Mystery, Decaffeinated Corpse (our globetrotting coffee hunter Matt Allegro dresses as Zorro, and his eccentric octogenarian mother is The Queen of Hearts).


Cleo Coyle's 5th Coffeehouse Mystery,
Decaffeinated Corpse, features a climax
at the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade!
To learn more or buy, click here.

Now we’d like to help you get into the “spirit” of Halloween by sharing a recipe for a beautiful orange-and-black cocktail we call the Hallowtini...


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Cleo Coyle has a partner in 
crime-writing—her husband.
Learn about their books
by clicking here or here.


A Note from Cleo


Layering drinks is a surprisingly easy skill to master. (And it's fun, too.) Read this recipe for great tips on how to layer cocktails. At the end, we'll include links to more layered drink ideas for you to try...just in time for the "spirits" of Halloween and the upcoming holiday season.

And be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered in our Halloween giveaway (more info below)...

May you drink with joy!
☕ ~ Cleo, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

How to Make
Cleo's Hallowtini

Ingredients:


Vodka*
Black Food Coloring (or Black Rice)
Orange juice

*Black vodka is commercially available if you'd rather not color your clear vodka black with food coloring. Simply click here to see the Blavod brand.

Directions:  The fastest and easiest way to color your vodka (or other clear alcohols like gin) is with black food coloring. We recommend McCormick's brand (pictured below), which worked well for us. Only a few drops did the trick...



Or Black Rice or (Black Tea?) Infusion!

(I have to admit, I have not tried this method, but I'm happy to pass on my research if you'd like to experiment...) Another method some have used to make black vodka is to pour a bottle of vodka into a container with black rice (1 to 2 cups per bottle of vodka). Allow it to sit for three days and shake it up every day. After the vodka is infused, strain out the rice and re-bottle the vodka. I did try black tea and ground coffee infusions, but neither produced black vodka--dark brown was the best it got and once layered onto the OJ, it looked even lighter. For black results, food coloring was the best result, or...

Again, if you missed this note above: *Black vodka is commercially available if you'd rather not color your clear vodka black. Simply click here to see the Blavod brand.

Now Layer Your Drink...

Once you color your vodka, you can build your drink. A layered drink like this works because orange juice has a heavier density than vodka. If you pour the right way, the vodka will "float" on top of the OJ. The trick is in the pour, and we'll show you how to do this, step by step...



Step 1: Pour the orange juice into a martini glass or other decorative glass. Create a nice, visible layer. 


Step 2: After coloring your vodka (or gin) black, measure out the amount you'd like to use in your drink and place it into a shot glass or other glass that will be easy to pour from...


Step 3: Pick up the martini glass and tip it slightly. Rest the edge of the vodka glass against the rim of the martini glass. Now very slowly pour the vodka down the side of the martini glass.

This is the key to the pour. You are not pouring into the orange juice. Focus on pouring down the side of the glass, very slowly, and you will create a layered drink...






All together now...



And here are more ways to practice your new skill

at layering drinks for the holiday season...

MORE LAYERED DRINKS...

CLICK HERE for these 
beautiful dessert drink recipes.

An elegant end to any dinner, 
these sweet, dessert digestifs 
can be served alone or 
with coffee or espresso.





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CLEO'S
HALLOWEEN 

TREAT...

Scroll down to
read about our
giveaway!



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Happy Halloween! 

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries 


Alice and Marc in Central Park. 
Together we write as Cleo Coyle. 

Learn more about us here.
Friend us on facebook here.
Follow us on twitter here.
Visit our online coffeehouse here.


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"ARE YOU READY?"

READY FOR WHAT? 

Find out by watching our fun,
new Book Video (below)
or view it on Facebook



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Our new Coffeehouse Mystery

is now a bestselling hardcover! 

Top 10 Best Mysteries 
for Book Clubs 2017

A "Most Wanted"
Mystery Guild Selection


To buy now, click links for... 


🍴

This culinary mystery includes
more than 25 delicious recipes!
To get the Free Recipe Guide, 

CLICK HERE.



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The Coffeehouse Mysteries are bestselling
works of amateur sleuth fiction set in a landmark
Greenwich Village coffeehouse, and each of the
16 titles includes the added bonus of recipes. 


GET A FREE TITLE CHECKLIST
OF BOOKS IN ORDER


See mini plot summaries 
for every title and news on
 Cleo's next release!


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Marc and I also write
The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

To get a free title checklist, 
with mini plot summaries, 





To learn more about the 
books and meet Jack Shepard, 
our PI ghost...




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BOOK NEWS AND
MORE GIVEAWAYS

If you'd like to be entered in our
future giveaways and receive special
bonus recipes, sign up for our 
Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter...


TO SUBSCRIBE 

Simply write an email with the words 
"Sign me up!" and send it to: 

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When you sign up, you will receive links
to past newsletters, including the one above. 




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CLEO'S
HALLOWEEN TREAT!

Leave a comment on this
post
with a way to contact you
(email or facebook)
and you will be entered
in Cleo's random drawing
for a Mystery Prize!


Congrats to our winner,
Felicia R. of Iowa!

196 comments:

  1. The Hallowtini looks wonderful. I can't wait to try it. I'm going to look for the black vodka first before I use food coloring as I like to stay as natural as possible.
    Are you planning on adding more great cocktail recipes to this page or your newsletter?

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    1. My email address is:
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    2. Definitely trying the Hallowtini...looks nummy. Also thanks for sharing the video if the parade. Halloween is so fun, one if my favorite holidays.

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    3. Cupcake58 - Thank you for stopping by! Yes, the black vodka brand is Blavod, and I have a link in my post. My post also links to 3 wonderful layered Dessert Shooter recipes, scroll back up and you'll see the link. I hope you have a Happy Halloween and good luck in my giveaway!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter
      www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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    4. Diane - Nice to know you also enjoy Halloween. The Great Pumpkin rises again! (Gotta love that old Peanuts special.) And I'm so happy you enjoyed the video of the parade. Happy Halloween and good luck in the giveaway!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter
      www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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    5. Happy Halloween! Thank you for sharing the recipes and other information. I always learn something new in your newsletters. I really enjoy your book characters and stories.

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    7. Happy Halloween!! Love a festive cocktail for every holiday! Thanks.
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  2. Such a fun, festive cocktail! EMS591@aol.com

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  3. This drink would be absolutely delicious with our traditional Halloween dinner... Pumpkin pancakes! And if I would be lucky enough to win, you can reach me via Facebook Messenger!Cindy Hardy-Pierce

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  4. Love the look of it and looks yummy :) Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  5. Love your coffeehouse mysteries!!! Very addicted to them. Thank you for the chance to win. ffrupe@yahoo.com

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    1. Congrats to you, Felicia. By now you know that you won this drawing--and you have already received your package of Coffeehouse Mystery prizes. We hope you enjoy them!

      THANKS TO ALL OF YOU who left comments. Marc and I appreciate the time you took to join in the fun. This is a very belated announcement, so we also thank you for your patience!

      In the meantime, we hope you all will keep in touch. We'll have another newsletter soon and more fun giveaways, recipes, and news. Until then, may you continue to eat (and read) with joy!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter
      www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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  6. I like when I order an Arnold Palmer and the server layers the lemonade and iced tea, too.
    Bleakney750 at yahoo dot com.

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  7. Love your fun holiday recipes and celebrating the little everyday joys! Thanks! Valerie@systemsiq.com

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  8. Really enjoy all your books and your fun column with great recipes. Love the special “tinii” recipe very cool! Jcook22@yahoo.com

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  9. What great Halloween drinks (treats) for us adults! I shall try my hand at making the Hallowtini. I hope I get the layers right! Thanks for the contest and Happy Halloween! (dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  10. Just one question, is your tongue black after drinking? I’ve read all of your coffeehouse books. I even sprung for the hardback books.

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  11. This looks so easy and like so much fun! Thanks for another great idea!
    Janet Morrissey on Facebook

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  12. Looks cool! But I bet everyone walks around with black lips for the rest of the night! Love the coffeehouse books.

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  13. Interesting layered drinks. Must try one sometime. grammyd01 (at)comcast (dot) net

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  14. The Hallowtini looks awesome. Thank you for the chance.

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  15. That looks great but there's no way mine would end up looking that good lol. Thanks for the chance! phager73(at) gmail(dot)com

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  16. I am ready for these drinks. Thanks for the great giveaway. Janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  17. I love the look of the hazelnut shooter with Kahlua! Trick or treat! rebarger(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  18. Thanks for offering this giveaway! kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  19. I always love your recipes!

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  20. Thanks for the recipe and the demonstration. I had wondered how it was done. Will be fun trying these drinks out. Thank you for the chance to win Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  21. What an interesting drink....vickiela3@hotmail.com

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  22. I love your demo. The special pour reminds me of my dad teaching me how to pour a beer to avoid the foam! Happy Halloween! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  23. You made a striking looking drink look simple to make - thanks! Best wishes for a fun, happy Halloween! (Would've loved to have seen a pic of you as a flower child, too, ha ha!)

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  24. I've seen layered drinks made by pouring the second layer over the back of a spoon. This looks less fussy and easier.
    Have a spooky good Halloween.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  25. What a great giveaway and drink. Have a wonderful Halloween. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Love this recipe!! Looks fantastic and cannot wait to make some

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  27. The drink looks special. Enjoy your Halloween celebrations. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. It looks like creating this drink could jangle the nerves! Happy Halloween!
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  29. I think I'll try the Hallowtini to celebrate the season. Thanks for the recipe.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  30. The Hallowtini is a wonderful drink for Halloween -- I wish I was having a party (or had some martini glasses!) I do have shot glasses though, and love Frangelico and Kahlua, so I will definitely have to try Cleo Coyle's Hazelnut Orgasm -- I know it has to taste amazing! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  31. That looks like a very ghoulishly delicious drink indeed! brontecarson@gmail.com

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  32. What a fun drink for Halloween. Will definitely have to try it. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway and for all of your coffeehouse books. Love them all.
    Sandy G sand1948@gmail.com

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  33. Have to give your Hallowtini a try, it looks so spooky. Love your books. embam1969@comcast.net

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  34. What a simple, yet festive, cocktail! I'll give it a try (and scare the trick or treaters with my subsequent black mouth). Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. Thanks for the instructions for the drink and am curious about the shooters you mention
    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  37. This Hallowtini is super cute!! I might have to give this a try and serve it at my Halloween party :D kenrosecon10@gmail.com

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  38. That drink looks amazing! I must try it! I do enjoy your coffeehouse mysteries! Thanks for writing them. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  39. Looks so cool! I am the queen of Halloween decor after teaching elementary school for 32 years! This special decor will be tried at home, I am thinking. Debbie viewsch@aol.com

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  40. I love Halloween might just try this Hallowtini with my daughter while we wait for your next book! I so wish I could see that parade in person. I haven't gotten a newsletter in awhile, are you not sending them on a regular basis? Happy Halloween to you and Marc
    bobntoni@aol.com

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  41. The Halloween Village parade looks like something I want to put on my bucket list. We live in CT and love to visit NYC and try out new places and things to do. The Hallowtini is a must try this Halloween!!!!!

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  42. Love the idea for the drinks! Looks like I'll be having a little adult fun this Halloween ;) Hoping my favorite ghost Jack makes his appearance soon!!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I love your books! I'm definitely going to make that drink. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Yum...all this reminds me of some good times around Halloween...your drink looks like one Nick and Nora would have approved of...and me...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  45. What a great looking cocktail. Great for a Halloween party. Really enjoy your books and your recipes. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Thanks for another fun post and great looking drinks! I never even though of black food coloring. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  47. Decaffeinated Corpse sounds to die for! I know I’d love to get my hands on a copy to read.

    Loved learning how to do the layers drinks. Thanks for the recipe guide too.

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  48. The Hallowtini looks wonderful. I plan to make for a few friends to celebrate the holiday. And, once again, I learned something new - how to layer drinks and that there is black food coloring. Thank you for sharing the video, that looks like such fun.
    Debf1243@aol.com

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  49. Wow! Beautiful looking drink! I just loved the Halloween parade clip, looks like everyone was having a wonderful evening. Thanks for sharing! Ramosp@comcast.net

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  50. Always read through the recipes at the end of your books, esp the coffee-related ones. I'm @ sawinla at hotmail dot com

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  51. Seriously looks toxic, Lol. I love it. Trying this out this weekend! Thank you for the fun recipe and giveaway. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Fun cocktail. Thanks for the layering tip, Cleo. ~ Daryl

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  53. Looks yummy! Thanks for the chance maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Love your books. I'd be honored to win. Thank you for your passion for cozy mystery writing. My email is bromichaeladams at Gmail dot com

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  55. "The Ghost and Mrs. McClure" has especially beautiful cover art! --I'm crazy about hazelnuts! Any drink with hazelnuts is terrific! jsmith3

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  56. What a fun Halloween drink, thank you for the recipe! We may just have to mix up a few. Here's my whole email: e.froneberger(at)gmail(dot)come

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  58. Love Kahlua! That is for the recipes and layering tricks!
    Nehezp

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  59. What a marvelous selection of drinks...I'll need a few after the 'trick or treaters' head home for the night. I greatly enjoy the Coffeehouse mysteries along with your Haunted Bookshop series. kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I’ve always wanted to learn to layer drinks!!!! I’ll definately be giving this a try! Love all the recipes.
    tmjohnson04@yahoo.com

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  61. Woo-Hoo! A new book! Can't wait to read it!

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  62. The Hallowtini looks fun to make and drink! The tutorial on how to layer the drink makes it look easy. I can’t wait to try it! cook.sus13@gmail.com

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  63. Now you know I HAVE to try this! ��
    2harts98

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  64. Thanks for the video! cheers at Marjimmanor.com

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  65. Coffee is what gets me going every day and your books draw me to them. Your drink for Halloween is a real kicker and I'm sure a hit at any party. Thanks for sharing. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. Looking forward to trying these! Annieh58

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  67. Can't wait for the new book to come out! Happy Halloween!

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  68. What a beautiful cocktail. Happy Halloween! Michealas222@gmail.com

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  69. What a fun and amazing drink. Love love love your books! megans2004

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  70. Love these layered drinks. Thank you for sharing. tracym

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  71. the things you com up with kiafra

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  72. Love the look of the Halloween drink...I think we will have to try it post-holiday however! As always, thanks for sharing great recipes.
    oznut4

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  73. Have been a reader since the beginning of it all! Thanks for so many hours of enjoyment...
    Reader...@ gmail.com

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  74. Happy Halloween to Cleo, Marc, Jack and all of the coffeehouse characters :) Thanks for sharing so many great recipes wwestx

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  75. dhudson1@hotmail.com)

    Love and own all the Coffee House books and the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Look forward to reading the next books the each series. SOON, I hope!

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  76. Thanks for the drink recipe!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  77. Love the looks of these drinks. Just got home from helping our local Vol Fire Dept with trick or treating....Happy Halloween
    grayen

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  78. Stacye0(at)Gmail(dot)Com

    I don't drink alcohol anymore but layered drinks do seem fun. I'll have to find some.

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  79. Love your books and your recipes! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  80. Look forward to trying it. It looks amazing. Kitnorden@yahoo.com

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  81. Clever drink. Happy Halloween! mbradee

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  82. I can't wait to try layering a spooky drink! Sherrinlaw(at)g mail dot com

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  83. Thank you so much for the beautiful Halloween drink recipe! Now I know how to layer a drink. gaila6

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  84. I love the idea of layered drinks. They look amazing.
    dec393

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  85. Oooo very Halloweeny! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. That drink looks amazing. Bet it tastes good too! Joan@n

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  88. Layered drinks are always so impressive looking. Thanks for the tip on how to pour them.
    littlel

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  89. Looks yummy! polsso

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  90. Love the liqueur recipes. I'm going to tried them tonight.

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  91. Great recipes and I love the step by step instructions! Happy Halloween! aut1063

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  92. Can't wait for your new book. Love the recipes. Lou817b

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  93. The Hallowtini looks awesome! Also love the coffeehouse mysteries! anand@g

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  94. The layered cocktails look wonderful and sound delicious. I can't wait to try them. I also can't wait for the next book--a great treat after the holiday season! Do you happen to have a recipe for a grasshopper drink (made with icecream). My Mom loves that drink and I would love to make it for her. mwatts14@att.net mwatts

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  95. cjreynolds52
    I think I can handle a layered tini. Looks great!

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  96. Hallowtini looks tasty. Hoping to try it soon. Thanks for all the fun recipes. Dianerae56@yahoo.com

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  97. Hallowtini looks tasty. Hoping to try it soon. Thanks for all the fun recipes. Dianerae56@yahoo.com

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  98. These fun drinks will certainly help put the howl into Halloween!

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  99. Just love all the innovative recipes you include in your books and in this newsletter! I look forward to everyone of them, recipes and books!!
    khmill

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  100. contact: rebarger(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  101. vrfamilyvp1979 I will definitely want to try this drink

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  103. The Hallowtini is beautiful. Gonna have to try this. Cgraet

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  104. What a ghoulish looking drink! I always enjoy the culinary specials in your novels and a new book is like visiting with old friends. Yippee! miscmosc7

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  105. LOVE the way the drink looks and the pouring tip is great.
    Thanks for the lovely books

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  106. I am going to try the Hazelnut drink since I like all the ingredients in it. I just never put them all together.. good idea. And the orange black drink looks interesting too.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  107. I don't drink much, but I'd definitely try them!
    sweetest1337 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  108. These look so yummy! I bet they would be a hit at any Halloween party! Aporter21688

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  109. Best Mystery Series out there!! Thank you Cleo for keeping us entertained both bodily (recipes!) and intellectually! Always excited for the next book from you! Xoxo scykky (at) msn (dot) com

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  110. What a cool prize pack! The audio book would be great to have in the car. Thanks so much! a007gy

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  111. Your books have been among my very favorite and I would absolutely love to listen to one on a CD. I would get all books on CD if I could as reading is still a bit difficult for me before and since my eye surgeries this summer and there is nothing like hearing a story making it truly come to life with the voices I will preorder the cD of A Shot In The Dark if is available ...or when it becomes available. So happy to know about its release next year....seems so far away though....

    Thank you for entering me into your newsletter contest. Hugs,Cynthia B. ceblain

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  112. Your drink looks amazing. Your books are on the top of my list. This is a great prize, an audio book is awesome. Love to listen to your stories that way, it would make them really come to life in a different way.

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  113. Wish I saw the black cocktail recipe before Halloween. nanze55 (at)hotmail (dot)com

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  114. Love the black cocktail recipe for Halloween!

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  115. That's pretty neat! I've never tried layering in drinks before but it looks so easy. I subscribe to your newsletter so email begins with mattel

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  116. Ahhh Halloween, my favorite holiday ever! What a perfect drink to sit and sip with a good book! (Hint Hint!)

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  117. Hmm, I hope this drink works for the day after Halloween! (fguari)

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  118. Thanks for the wonderful recipes!
    the first six characters of my email are: rakuwo
    (rakuwoman54@gmail.com)

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  119. Thank you for the layering advice, I have never been able to do it before. Will be trying this for sure. I love you Coffee House Mystery books and I subscribe to your newsletter. My e-mail is dolly_t, Thanks for all the recipes.

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  120. Looks yummy!! Happy Halloween!

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  121. Those drinks absolutely delicious! I love Kahula! I love the Hallowtini layering drink! That is awesome! We are having a happy hour at our office tomorrow and I'm going to see if we can make them for it! crunch

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  122. Thank you for the recipe for this drink. pamelajrichard@charter.net

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  123. Cleo, I love your series and in the process of getting through each one! Your recipes are the bomb :). carter.karen@gmail.com. Thank you

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  124. This is one of the few layered drinks that doesn't look Way Too Scary to me. Ah, the terrifying pousses-cafe of the 1970s.... amaebi

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  125. NYC is a vibrant and resilient place! Thank you for your newsletter! Prayers for all of the victims of this latest attack on beautiful NYC. fitzpat

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  126. Looks like something easy to make...mjmphi

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  127. gkoech
    I wonder whether there is a layered drink in red and green for Christmas.

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  128. Thanks for the awesome recipes! I'm a visual learner so I appreciate your thorough instructions along with videos and photos. :) lkilber

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  129. Fascinating ideach on layered drinks & color infused vodka.

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  130. OMG I am going to hane to try ALL of these. (Can't wail for your next book.) I'll get all the ingredients together and have a book reading party!!!

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  131. Ooooh, spooky drink! I enjoyed your description of the Halloween parade. I haven't heard yet whether you got to have it last night after the evil terrorist act on the West Side Highway. lawalke

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  132. Would love to try the Hazelnut Orgasm!!! Kahlua and anything tastes great to me!! The spooky Halloween orange juice and black vodka drink would be easy to make, I think. email: marilynmcnalley@yahoo.com and yes, I'm on your email list but wanted to be sure you could contact me. :)

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  133. currently w/o power...yummm...maybe some Bailey's to warm me up :) yum! @ profho

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  134. What a great looking drink. Loved learning how to make a layered drink.
    pamhar

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  135. Thanks for the instructions on how to make layered drinks. Very useful!
    richrew

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  136. This drink looks very cool. Cant wait to read more about Cleo. Thanks for the chance to win!
    brentn

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  137. Hi Cleo! Love the Hallowtini! My hubby has always called a vodka and orange juice with chocolate liquor sipped through a straw a tootsie roll. The photo of the Hallowtini with the black and orange colors brought back memories of Bill's drink. However, yours looks much cooler! Please enter me in the drawing. SandieHerron(at)comcast.net

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  138. shirleyb Another fantastic "dead cold brew" from the great Cleo Coyle. Love it and the books.

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  139. The Hallowtini looks awesome. Enter me in drawing.
    nlobrien@comcast.net

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  140. I don't know about the Hallowtini, but that Hazelnut drink looks good! catwom

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  141. Your layered drink recipes sound delightful. All of your recipes are delicious and thank you for sharing with us. Looking forward to reading your new release.
    Nancy ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  142. A Hallowtini...I love it! Big fan of martinis and can't wait to try this simple-looking recipe!
    Cocopitz :)

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  143. The Hallowtini is impressive...how can this beverage be done minus the Vodka? Looking forward to the new book...just have to find time between work and school to read it.
    newsletter signed up from: amerre
    Amanda

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  144. Hmmm...the other one wouldn't let me comment, so I guess I'll leave it here. :)

    I love your story of your kitty rescues, Punkin and his family. My dad recently rescued a stray in his neighborhood (I never thought he'd have another cat in his house after I moved out 25 years ago!). However, you'd think he adopted a human and I have a new brother! So spoiled and loved. I can't wait to make the pumpkin cupcakes for my dairy-free coworker. Going to try Gluten-free so I can eat them, too! Thank you! Cocopitz

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  145. Love your newsletters, recipes, giveaways and info on new books coming out!! Thanks for the opportunity to share all of the above! vperfetti@comcast.net

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  146. My favurite layered drink is a B52 I love trying new things. jo.ann

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  147. Hallowtini was devilishly delicious last night! after running around looking for black food coloring on Halloween night! So we sipped while passing out treats! brenda.f

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  148. that drink is beautiful! Too bad I can't keep vodka down. Maybe I'll make a candle instead..
    Jennifer M (dallasbaby)

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  149. I love your books, have read all of them. So glad another one is close to coming out. Drink looks beautiful but I am not much of a drinker. Now if it was a cup of coffee.....!
    email begins with fchaddock

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  150. Love all the drink recipes. Thanks! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  151. What fun drinks! I subscribe to your newsletter! dubecara

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  152. This is beautiful! Thanks for showing me how to do this. I loved this post! Of course, even after reading both posts, I realize I forgot to leave my email on the first comment, so now I need to go back and add that. Yes, I'm a dork. Thank so much for your lovely books and recipes. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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  153. These look wonderful. I love adding tasty, pretty drinks to celebrations. I can't wait to try making them. kchinetti at gmail dot com.

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  154. Thanks for the recipe and the tips for creating the layered drink! I can't wait to try this. debra.wa

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  155. Happy Halloween Alice and Marc. Love the look of the layered Hallowtini
    robsnest

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  156. Thanks for showing how to make the layered drinks. Can't wait to try some this holiday season! sd.dugan

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  157. So many clever ideas, so little time! sgraha

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  158. We all need a spooktecular drink right about now!!sharonr

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  159. watershell@yahoo.com - Love all your books!!!! Have a shelf dedicated just to you. Would do the kahlua shot but will the other one make my tongue black? Haha.

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  160. All the drinks looked yummy but will save them for a weekend. Wouldn't want to go to work the day after Halloween looking like I still had a zombie costume on! Looking forward to the next book in both series. amgreen@

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  161. always good read and good recipes. m.hanne

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  162. janetr@abbe-lib.orgNovember 2, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Must add this Hallowtini recipe to my Haunted repertoire! Also will be good to use for a football team with orange and black colors. Go, team! Go, Halloween!

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  163. Enjoy your coffee house mysteries - trying to read them in order.

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  164. Hallowtini sounds fabulous! Can't wait to try it -- and read the new book coming out in the Spring! canbymom@

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  165. Love the layers in the Hallowtini. It looks like a fun drink for Halloween and when entertaining any time of the year. Looking forward to your new book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  166. Love the layers in the Hallowtini. It looks like a fun drink for Halloween and when entertaining any time of the year. Looking forward to your new book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  167. The Hallowtini looks delicious! I'm sad we have to wait unti April to read about what Clare and the gang are up to. - Terri Stevens Palmer on Facebook

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  168. What a fun and delicious way to celebrate Halloween! Enjoy your books and look forward to them.

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  169. I love this series! bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  170. Coffeehouse Mysteries are my favorite cozy mysteries! tenntri

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  171. I have read all of the coffeehouse mysteries so far. Can't wait to read this one.
    Love the cocktail-color is definitely Halloweenish

    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  172. I hope that I can win this giveaway and add to my collection of this great cozy series.

    Tay06zia(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  173. I traveled in the opposite direction, going from north central Jersey just outside THE city, to northeast Ohio near the PA border. Every time I read your posts and books, I get homesick.

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  174. This drink is so pretty. I love how the black vodka sits on top.
    turtle6

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  175. The Hallowtini looks yummy! So do all the dessert shooters! YUM!
    cyndiba

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  176. These newsletters always make me hungry, now I will be thirsty too! kavill

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  177. Checking in to say THANK YOU to everyone for taking time to comment on our Hallowtini post. We'll be selecting a winner of our comment giveaway (on this post) on Tuesday (11/21) at Midnight and we'll announce the winner shortly after. Thanks again and good luck to you all!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter
    www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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  178. I don't think I entered this contest.
    Not sure how I missed it.
    I'd love to win though.
    Looking forward to the newest coffee
    mystery.
    Happy Thanksgiving
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  179. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU who left comments on our post. We wish we could send prizes to each and every one of you. (Hey, maybe one day!) But we had to select one winner. (This is a belated announcement. Our winner received her prizes long ago.)

    Congrats to Felicia R. of Iowa! Her comment was randomly selected to win a fun package of Coffeehouse Mystery prizes, including a signed, first edition copy of our bestselling hardcover DEAD COLD BREW. We hope she enjoys it and her other Coffeehouse prizes.

    In the meantime, we hope you all will keep in touch. We'll have another newsletter soon and more fun giveaways, recipes, and news. Until then, may you continue to eat (and read) with joy!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter
    www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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