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San Vincente Crush from 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud

We drink grapes all the time, so why is this beverage different? It’s not wine. The grapes are muddled in this mojito-style cocktail. It’s delicious to drink and lovely to the eye. You can make these in batches, surround the glasses with grapes, and have a visual display that starts your cocktail party with pizazz.…

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Strawberry-Basil Lemonade from Kim Haasarud’s 101 Mojitos

It’s okay. It really, really is not lemonade. It’s a cocktail. On Monday, I posted a strawberry-basil agua fresca. It’s perfectly delicious, and does include some lemon juice. That strawberry-basil combination is just extraordinarily flavorful. The basil notes creep up and swirl in your mouth along with the dominant strawberry. So here, you keep the…

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Watermelon-Basil Mojito from Kim Haasarud

  A couple of days ago I did a cookbook review for 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud. She’s a genius. Just thought I’d make that as clear as the rum that dots the recipes in this lovely little book that will have you muddling away for, about, 101 nights. I love watermelon in beverages. It…

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Brian’s Tomatillo Mary

  What can you do with a tomatillo? Eat it, of course. Either raw, in a salsa, or cooked, in a salsa. Or baked with chicken. Look at this idea for Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos. So you eat them. But drink them? Last year I posted an idea for a Tomatillo Shrub, noting…

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