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Brian’s Tropical 1-2-3 Delight

  How do you make a great cocktail? Mixologists are in constant migration, searching, testing, tasting, and celebrating. There are an infinite number of combinations and techniques. It’s tough to say something is the best, the ultimate. So, on that scale of 1-10, I’m going to call this a 9.99. Maybe even better. Rather than…

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Pure Peach Frozen Daiquiri

Peach flavor is actually complicated. It can be very intense and yet there is an underlying subtlety that must be protected. Take the recipes for peach daiquiri. My recipe below uses peaches and just peaches. But other recipes call for peach liqueur, alone or in team with real peaches, and that can trigger disaster. Peach…

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Brian’s Strawberry Mango Daiquiri with Pineapple Simple Syrup

Sooooo good. This beverage is just delicious. It’s filled with complex flavor and thick, like a smoothie. And, it’s actually low in alcohol content with only about 75% of the rum that is normally in daiquiri. You want the fruit ripe here. The berries can be almost gone. Almost, but no mold please. Cocktails used…

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Candied Pineapple Chunks for Cocktails and Nibbles

When I made these, I had every intention of using them as garnish for cocktails. But they sat there, in that bag, on the shelf just to my right. I nibbled. I admit it. I nibbled away and soon they were gone. And soon, there will be more. I don’t blog about candy very often.…

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