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Has your household been caught up in March Madness? The brackets are set to be announced next week and it's time to start making picks. While you might not be an expert at filling out a  bracket, your basketball-watching libation game can still be strong. We've rounded up four city-inspired cocktails to help you root on your favorite team.

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While we can't promise drinking one of these will ensure your team's victory, we are pretty sure you'll enjoy a good cocktail.

"Go Ducks" Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

"Well Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz / If that ain't love then tell me what is." Or so starts the first verse of Loretta Lynn's song "Portland, Oregon." Sloe Gin is a red liquor made from infusing gin with the small red fruit (also called sloe drupes) from a blackthorn bush, a relative of the plum. To make a Sloe Gin Fizz, shake up Sloe Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and top with club soda. Simple, refreshing and sure to aid your couch coaching. (Trying to find sloe gin? Look for Spirit Works Distillery)

North Carolina Cherry Bounce

Cherry Bounce

Called the "official cocktail of Raleigh," the original Cherry Bounce takes some time to create—we're talking two weeks to infuse the brandy with cherries and spices to create the signature flavor. Instead, we like this updated quick mix Cherry Bounce that uses cherry vodka, cranberry juice and lime, and takes just minutes to make.

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Gonzaga Green Apple Sparkler

Green Apple Spritzer

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