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Drinking Made Easy made for a great party at Govnr's Park

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There was more cheering and drinking than watching at Govnr's Park last night, but it was definitely a party. HDNet was finally airing the Denver episode of Drinking Made Easy, and Govnr's Park had attracted a good crowd for its official watch party.

"I'm glad everybody came to support me and to support Govnr's Park," said Lisa Johnson, who was featured in the episode. "We're celebrating our 35th birthday this year. I've been here for twelve years and I'm really happy to be a part of it."

Govnr's Park was one of six restaurants/saloons visited by the show, featuring host Zane Lamprey. To entertain the watchers, Johnson made two versions of "The Cheeseman," a fishbowl filled with booze and mixers. First, she concocted a "Colorado Cheeseman," comprised of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, New Belgium's Skinny Dip, Coors Light, orange juice, grenadine and Mountain Dew.

Then there was "The Steveman," made for the show's Steve McKenna: a mix of butterscotch liqueur, tequila, bloody Mary mix, black licorice schnapps, orange juice, lemon lime soda, Mountain Dew, beer and mint liqueur. Johnson admitted to being nervous about watching her television debut. Back in June, when the crew came to town, she didn't have time to get nervous. "Right when I walked in to work, they said about five minutes before filming, 'You're going to do this,'" she remembered. "I always have to be on my toes so I liked it. It was exhilarating."

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