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A Toast to Life: Free As A Bird

This Friday, WE are feeling “Free As A Bird!” On the season premiere of Life After Lockupmany of our inmates are getting the sweet taste of freedom as Tracie finishes up her final hours of parole and Michael is released from jail (again). Off-parole Brittany is even learning what normalcy is as she begins her new life with husband Marcelino, son Giovanni, and new baby girl. With all this freedom, it looks like the whole cast will need to “toast to life” with a glass of “Free As A Bird,” a fun twist on The Aviation that substitutes creme de violette with creme de cassis, giving it a subtle berry taste.

Recipe: Free As A Bird

1 serving


  • 2 ounces gin
  • .75 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • .5 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • .25 ounce creme de cassis


Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice; shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Enjoy a “Free As A Bird” while watching the season premiere of Life After LockupMake sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat for more cocktail inspiration!