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Maria Sin Sangre from The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

Ordinarily, you can tell if I have made a recipe here or am just supplying you with an exciting one from a cookbook. I can’t actually test and taste everything, so sometimes you are going to be the one enjoying that first taste. You can tell which scenario is in playby the picture. If I made…

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Mexican Marshmallow Mocha from Drink Me Now

I just reviewed a new cocktail book, Drink Me Now. Here’s the review. And here’s my favorite drink in the book: Mexican Marshmallow Mocha. It appears in a chapter called Sweet Fix. What more needs to be said? Here cocoa powder and Kahlua and coffee are mixed, then topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. Because…

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Juniperotivo Cocktail from The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

You will need pomegranate molasses. Don’t worry. Easily found at any Middle Eastern market or perhaps in the ethnic section of a giant American supermarket. Yes, the flavor and color are distinctive, but you’ll have many uses for it: cocktails, salad dressings, marinades. It’s a lovely ingredient. Here, it adds a distinctive sweetness and that…

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Spicy Sidecar with Domaine Canton from the Red Onion

My wife hates ginger. My wife loves ginger. I’m perpetually confused about the circumstance under which she will like a “ginger something.” My approach? I don’t tell her. I let her taste and if she makes a face, I head for another room. She made no face here. Just a broad smile. “What is this?”…

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