Suzi's Blog

Peaches and Bourbon: A Summer Cocktail

  I am a rum and tequila person. Those are the spirits that move me. Literally. Bourbon and whiskey? I get confused. I drink them rarely and off the top of my head, I can’t tell you which is which. I know, it’s embarrassing. But I take refuge in the fact that confusion about the…

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Aperol Sour: A Cocktail Treat

                                My sweet tooth makes me shy away from bitter liqueurs. I know the world loves Campari and I’ve tried but just one sip and my mouth always puckers so tightly my tongue has to move out of the way.…

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Pineapple Perplexity: Brian’s Gin and Pineapple Zippy

What is the origin of new recipes? Experimentation. Inspiration. Desperation. It’s fall here, the peak weekend for red and yellow leaves and I’m getting ready for a fall party. I need to come up with a great cocktail. I was going to serve Pina Coladas, sort of a last, long farewell to summer. Suzen said,…

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Brian’s Frozen Banana Pineapple Calmer

To be fair, it was my fault. To be honest, he should have known better. Most evenings my kitchen is filled with 20 or more people cooking a meal together. Cooking by the Book is a leader in culinary team building, so we have firms from around the world coming to learn and laugh and…

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