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Brian’s Strawberry Mango Daiquiri with Pineapple Simple Syrup

Sooooo good. This beverage is just delicious. It’s filled with complex flavor and thick, like a smoothie. And, it’s actually low in alcohol content with only about 75% of the rum that is normally in daiquiri. You want the fruit ripe here. The berries can be almost gone. Almost, but no mold please. Cocktails used…

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Tomatillo Shrub from Shrubs by Michael Dietsch

In his wonderful book Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, Michael Dietsch offers shrub ideas aplenty. I’ve reviewed the book and offered some recipe ideas before. There are fruity flavor ideas that you might expect — orange and rhubarb — and combinations that will both surprise and please — strawberry pepper and watermelon lime.…

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Summer Cocktails with Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Yes, this is the same picture as yesterday. And it’s the same watermelon and cucumber agua fresca made with no water added — all the liquid comes from your blender munching away on the watermelon and cucumber. That’s the daytime beverage. At night, or in the late afternoon, or for brunch, you can extend this…

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Coca-Cola Reduction and The Uppercut Cocktail

This is not an April’s Fool joke. It is a real idea, from a real mixologist and a real website. Coca Cola is, of course, a Southern tradition. You may find the beverage both sweet and a bit syrupy. So, what better idea than to boil down a can of Coke to make a cola…

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