Suzi's Blog

Hill Country Peach Fuzzies with Amendments

When I saw this recipe in Texas Home Cooking by the Jamisons, I knew I would make it. And the next day, I did. Texas Home Cooking from 1993 is venerable and perpetually wonderful. You can find a review right here! Suzen and I have driven in Texas Hill Country outside Austin and on a…

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Black Martini from Tomatomania!

In Tomatomania! authors Scott Daigre and Jenn Garbee offer this Dirty Martini. I must say it looks a tad like a Bloody Mary but it uses only tomato water, not tomato juice or V8. There is Tabasco and Worcestershire here, plus celery salt on the rim. No horseradish, but don’t let your imagination be stifled.…

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Brian’s Tropical 1-2-3 Delight

  How do you make a great cocktail? Mixologists are in constant migration, searching, testing, tasting, and celebrating. There are an infinite number of combinations and techniques. It’s tough to say something is the best, the ultimate. So, on that scale of 1-10, I’m going to call this a 9.99. Maybe even better. Rather than…

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Pure Peach Frozen Daiquiri

Peach flavor is actually complicated. It can be very intense and yet there is an underlying subtlety that must be protected. Take the recipes for peach daiquiri. My recipe below uses peaches and just peaches. But other recipes call for peach liqueur, alone or in team with real peaches, and that can trigger disaster. Peach…

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