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Cookbook Review: Hickory Daiquiri Dock by Tim Federle

  He’s back. Last year Tim Federle, lover of puns and cocktails, wrote Tequila Mockingbird, a tome both clever and intoxicating — in concept and flavor. Now we have Hickory Daiquiri Dock, cocktails with a nursery rhyme twist. I asked one of Suzen’s culinary advisors, a woman with two young children, if she would like book…

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Brian’s Agave Citrus Gold

Ounce for ounce, agave is about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. But agave comes with other more important benefits: color, liquidity, and viscosity. It’s a powerful tool for the home bartender. As a substitute for simple syrup, it gives you that deep color, a texture that is so noticable, and a flavor suggesting whiffs of…

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Brian’s Cranberry Margarita

  Deep and husky, leaving a pulsating flavor deep in the back of your throat. It can be hard to describe the impact of tequila on your palate. Of course, the particularly intense flavor in this beverage comes not from tequila but from the cranberries. You’ll think you are tasting tequila, but take a spoonful…

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Floreciente from Skinny Sippers

  Monday I posted a cookbook review for Skinny Sippers, a volume of cocktail recipes with a twist [no pun intended]. Each of the recipes in Skinny Sippers gives you a lovely cocktail in under 150 calories. The recipes are dotted with ideas for using fruit, fruit and vegetables juices, and diet mixers to provide…

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