Suzi's Blog

Maria Sin Sangre from The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

Ordinarily, you can tell if I have made a recipe here or am just supplying you with an exciting one from a cookbook. I can’t actually test and taste everything, so sometimes you are going to be the one enjoying that first taste. You can tell which scenario is in playby the picture. If I made…

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San Vincente Crush from 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud

We drink grapes all the time, so why is this beverage different? It’s not wine. The grapes are muddled in this mojito-style cocktail. It’s delicious to drink and lovely to the eye. You can make these in batches, surround the glasses with grapes, and have a visual display that starts your cocktail party with pizazz.…

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Hot Mango Muddle Cocktail

We were just in the market and I told my wife, “I need a fresh peach.” My wife is pleasant and understanding but can at times be overwhelmed by my requests, my senseless requests. “Brian, it is January. There are no fresh peaches.” “Okay, a nectarine,” I accepted fate. She signed and pushed the care…

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Strawberry Pepper Shrub and The Tequila Mango Strawberry Pepper Wonder

Modestly put, this is the best cocktail I have ever made. One of the best I have ever tasted, strawberry or not. It uses homemade mango tequila and a strawberry-pepper shrub. To get that Mango Tequila, you do need to make it at home. You can find a recipe on YouTube but I recommend the…

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