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Best Eggnog, Ever, Period

— This post is from the last three years, but I wanted to give new readers a chance for the experience of a lifetime. This perfect eggnog is exceptionally rich and satisfying. Try this once, and you'll never turn back to conventional recipes or that store-bought stuff again. Nothing can match the fresh decadence of…

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Cookbook Review: Hickory Daiquiri Dock by Tim Federle

  He’s back. Last year Tim Federle, lover of puns and cocktails, wrote Tequila Mockingbird, a tome both clever and intoxicating — in concept and flavor. Now we have Hickory Daiquiri Dock, cocktails with a nursery rhyme twist. I asked one of Suzen’s culinary advisors, a woman with two young children, if she would like book…

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Brian’s Agave Citrus Gold

Ounce for ounce, agave is about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. But agave comes with other more important benefits: color, liquidity, and viscosity. It’s a powerful tool for the home bartender. As a substitute for simple syrup, it gives you that deep color, a texture that is so noticable, and a flavor suggesting whiffs of…

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Brian’s Cranberry Margarita

  Deep and husky, leaving a pulsating flavor deep in the back of your throat. It can be hard to describe the impact of tequila on your palate. Of course, the particularly intense flavor in this beverage comes not from tequila but from the cranberries. You’ll think you are tasting tequila, but take a spoonful…

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