Suzi's Blog

Mothers’ Day Cocktail: Mexico 70

Mothers’ Day is tomorrow. When you bring her breakfast in bed, or serve her brunch, or offer that dinner you and the kids made, well, what is she going to drink? Something different. Something special. She deserves no less. She deserves a Mexico 70. I look forward each year to the publication of the Food…

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Sparkling Mojito Martini for Flowing Bridal Showers

People come to Cooking by the Book for many reasons: corporate team building, birthday parties and — more and more — bridal events. Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are on our calendar every weekend. I love the enthusiasm and joy of these events where women celebrate this most important step forward in life. Naturally, if…

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Brian’s Apricot Paradise

Apricots. It’s been a wet and cold spring, but the first apricots have arrived. Small, yet intense in flavor, they provide the mixologist true opportunity. Instead of a peaches and Bellinis, here’s a way to use those early apricots and create a wonderful cocktail. Unlike most of my creations, this is NOT too sweet. And,…

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Kiwi Royale: A Champagne Cocktail

Brian and I are still working our way through Kim Haasarud’s wonderful 101 Champagne Cocktails. This one caught his eye because it has two of his favorites: Midori melon liqueur and pineapple juice. Add Coco Lopez and you’d be on your way to a Midori Colada. Instead, the pure flavor of Midori graces the sparkling…

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