Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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Gin Basil Smash from Experimental Cocktail Club

Sometimes a great cocktail is made so easily you cannot quite believe it. From the great cocktail book Experimental Cocktail Club, here’s a delight from Joerg Meyer of Hamburg. It’s devastatingly easy: just basil, gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and ice. But, oh my, the possibilities. Not all basil is the same, so you can…

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TBT Recipes: Lemon-Honey Syrup and Brian’s Bourbon Honey Jolt

For this week's TBT recipes, we go liquid. I am a big fan of making syrups and then incorporating them in sensational cocktials, cocktails that do rival the best any mixologist can muster. The lemon-honey syrup is the perfect match for bourbon, yielding a beverage that is sweet, biting and bold. Here's the post from…

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Options on the Paisley Patter from Dave Broom

In his tribute to whisky, titled Whisky: The Manual, Dave Broom surveys the best in spirits and offers some delightful cocktail recipes to put that whiskey to use. There are classic cocktails in Whisky and new ideas, like this one, too. The best thing about cocktail books is the standing invitation to innovate. So, I’ve…

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