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Brian’s Peach and Berry Sangria

A month ago, we were wondering if spring would ever come. Cold and nasty in the Catskills. And in fact, spring never came. It is suddenly in the 80’s or 90’s each day. Somehow the leaves all came out in a couple of weeks and it is now green, sweltering and the perfect weather for…

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Watermelon Spritz from Aperitivo by Marisa Huff

Ooops. Ya gotta be careful. Adding Prosecco as the last ingredient here has alcohol hitting sugar and you can generate foam. But I found it fun to let my tongue tangle in those bubbles and occasionally some foam would wander up my nose. I did not care. This drink comes from Aperitivo by Marisa Huff,…

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David Balfour Cocktail from Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

When I saw the title, David Balfour Cocktail, I had no clue what it might mean. Except, of course, that Balfour has a slightly English ring to it. My childhood was spent reading two kinds of books: Donald Duck by Disney and mathematics ranging from geometry to combinatorics. Don’t ask. It’s complicated and behind me…

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Madam Rêve from Experimental Cocktail Club

I have an Italian friend who is a lovely man. And forceful. “Drink this,” he put a glass in front of me. “You’ll like it.” I looked at it. Strange color, not bad, just a little strange. “Don’t look. Drink,” he insisted. And so I discovered Aperol, the civilized alternative to Campari. They are made…

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