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Easter Sunday Brunch Cocktails: Beyond the Mimosa

Easter Sunday is the ultimate brunch Sunday. Millions of us will throng to restaurants and many millions more will be home preparing a feast. A festive beverage is a necessity. For many of us, Brunch = Mimosa. Nothing can surpass a glass of champagne splashed with fresh orange juice. Its dominance as the brunch-beverage is…

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Brian’s Grapefruit Shrub Margarita or the Swift Paloma

m4s0n501   I love margaritas and all their variations. Thing is, sometimes I want a margarita on the spot. No, I don't want to turn to a commercial "margarita" mix with artificial citrus flavor and preservatives. The wonder about a margarita is the power of the fresh citrus. For me, of course, "fresh" can mean…

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Grapefruit Shrub from A Modern Guide to Sherry

Shrubs are making a comeback and deservedly so. Not the shrubs you plant. It's the shrumbs you drink. With delight. Actually, the term "shrub" covers both the ultimate beverage and the “drinking vinegar” that is its flavor base. A vinegared syrup is mixed with spirits, water, or carbonated water and enjoyed as a most refreshing…

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Lemon-Honey Syrup and Brian’s Bourbon Honey Jolt

We were at a lovely cocktail bar with a vast view of the city. I first did what I always do first: I took out my camera and captured the cocktail menu. I had my eye on one particular combination, and I thought I might want to duplicate it back home. After testing the cocktail…

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