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The Fine & Dandy Cocktail from Make Mine a Martini

  In Make Mine a Martini, author Kay Plunkett-Hogge presents this cocktail as a bit of a mystery. She does loves this drink and she’s tried to discover its origins, but she is just not sure. Fine and Dandy was a 1930’s show written by Kay Swift, the first woman to score a full Broadway…

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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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Brian’s Tomatillo Mary

  What can you do with a tomatillo? Eat it, of course. Either raw, in a salsa, or cooked, in a salsa. Or baked with chicken. Look at this idea for Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos. So you eat them. But drink them? Last year I posted an idea for a Tomatillo Shrub, noting…

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