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Strawberry-Basil Lemonade from Kim Haasarud’s 101 Mojitos

It’s okay. It really, really is not lemonade. It’s a cocktail. On Monday, I posted a strawberry-basil agua fresca. It’s perfectly delicious, and does include some lemon juice. That strawberry-basil combination is just extraordinarily flavorful. The basil notes creep up and swirl in your mouth along with the dominant strawberry. So here, you keep the…

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Watermelon-Basil Mojito from Kim Haasarud

  A couple of days ago I did a cookbook review for 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud. She’s a genius. Just thought I’d make that as clear as the rum that dots the recipes in this lovely little book that will have you muddling away for, about, 101 nights. I love watermelon in beverages. It…

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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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Mint + Basil Mojito

For the 4th of July weekend, I offered up a Basil Mojito. It's a lovely cocktail and quite sufficient, yet I was left wondering. About that mint? What if I did both basil and mint? What would happen? I did the experiment and I'm very happy. Now, there are three ways for Suzen and me…

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