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David Balfour Cocktail from Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

When I saw the title, David Balfour Cocktail, I had no clue what it might mean. Except, of course, that Balfour has a slightly English ring to it. My childhood was spent reading two kinds of books: Donald Duck by Disney and mathematics ranging from geometry to combinatorics. Don’t ask. It’s complicated and behind me…

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Madam Rêve from Experimental Cocktail Club

I have an Italian friend who is a lovely man. And forceful. “Drink this,” he put a glass in front of me. “You’ll like it.” I looked at it. Strange color, not bad, just a little strange. “Don’t look. Drink,” he insisted. And so I discovered Aperol, the civilized alternative to Campari. They are made…

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Brian’s Frozen Peach and Mango Margarita

“Just so you know, I have ripe peaches. They have to be used.” It was Suzi giving me a heads up on Sunday morning. “We’ll drink them,” I said. “Peach margaritas?” “Perfect.” She sat back in her chair already relaxing. It’s always good to make your wife happy. It’s actually very important to make her…

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Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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