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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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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Florida Cocktail Cordial from Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

How you gonna spend the weekend? The calendar says that winter is almost gone. Here in the Catskill Mountains, winter really never came. Our driveway was plowed once. We never had enough snow to use our snowshoes. Suzen is smiling. Not a winter girl much anymore. More of a tropical girl each year. From the…

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Brian’s Bourbon Blast Cocktail with Ginger Simple Syrup

Sunday was Valentine’s Day and the 30th anniversary of getting engaged to Suzi. “Will you marry me,” I had asked back then. “Yes,” she had said as fast as possible. On Sunday, I asked, “Will you take a sip?” And she said, “What’s in it. You know I hate ginger.” It’s sad how 30 years…

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