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Brian’s Pisco Punch

We all hear about cooking “fresh and local.” Various people gain credit for the start of the locavore movement, and, while I mean no disrespect to folks in California, the trend began long ago and far away.  Brandy is distilled wine and the Spanish love brandies of all sorts. Wine was first distilled about the…

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Cool Mint Slush from The Ultimate Blender Cookbook by Rebecca Ffrench

m4s0n501 I made this. I drank this, and I became an instant addict. From The Ultimate Blender Cookbook by Rebecca Ffrench this is just something you have never experienced before. Now, I have a monstrous sweet tooth, but I’m trying to cut back. For me, sugar has always intensified the flavor — though Suzen says…

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Amaretto Sour [with Bourbon!] from The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler

Suzen surprises me, still. It’s a mere 29 ½ years, and she keeps expanding her consumption pattern, both solid and liquid. She was always fond of sensitive white wines. I don’t think her taste buds are declining, but she has developed this curious love for bourbon. Good bourbon. Really good bourbon. “Taste it?” she was…

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Best Eggnog, Ever, Period

— This post is from the last three years, but I wanted to give new readers a chance for the experience of a lifetime. This perfect eggnog is exceptionally rich and satisfying. Try this once, and you'll never turn back to conventional recipes or that store-bought stuff again. Nothing can match the fresh decadence of…

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