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David Balfour Cocktail from Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

When I saw the title, David Balfour Cocktail, I had no clue what it might mean. Except, of course, that Balfour has a slightly English ring to it. My childhood was spent reading two kinds of books: Donald Duck by Disney and mathematics ranging from geometry to combinatorics. Don’t ask. It’s complicated and behind me…

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Brian’s Frozen Peach and Mango Margarita

“Just so you know, I have ripe peaches. They have to be used.” It was Suzi giving me a heads up on Sunday morning. “We’ll drink them,” I said. “Peach margaritas?” “Perfect.” She sat back in her chair already relaxing. It’s always good to make your wife happy. It’s actually very important to make her…

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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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