Suzi's Blog

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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Gin Basil Smash from Experimental Cocktail Club

Sometimes a great cocktail is made so easily you cannot quite believe it. From the great cocktail book Experimental Cocktail Club, here’s a delight from Joerg Meyer of Hamburg. It’s devastatingly easy: just basil, gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and ice. But, oh my, the possibilities. Not all basil is the same, so you can…

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TBT Recipes: Lemon-Honey Syrup and Brian’s Bourbon Honey Jolt

For this week's TBT recipes, we go liquid. I am a big fan of making syrups and then incorporating them in sensational cocktials, cocktails that do rival the best any mixologist can muster. The lemon-honey syrup is the perfect match for bourbon, yielding a beverage that is sweet, biting and bold. Here's the post from…

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