Suzi's Blog

Mango Grapefruit Daiquiri

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Mango Simple Syrup and I’m repeating that recipe at the bottom of the post. How to use that syrup? The classic recipe for a daiquiri is rum, lime juice, and simple syrup [or sugar, but I prefer the mixing ease of simple syrup]. Let’s change that classic mix. Instead…

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The Pegu Club Cocktail

Pegu is the name of a river in Burma. When Burma was Burma, not Myanmar, and the British reigned as dominant colonists, they drank what else? Gin. They had a gentlemen’s club, the Pegu Club, just outside Rangoon with a lively, creative bar. You can imagine it: men in white suits, somehow not sweating, under…

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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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