Suzi's Blog

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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Hot Mango Muddle Cocktail

We were just in the market and I told my wife, “I need a fresh peach.” My wife is pleasant and understanding but can at times be overwhelmed by my requests, my senseless requests. “Brian, it is January. There are no fresh peaches.” “Okay, a nectarine,” I accepted fate. She signed and pushed the care…

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Mango Simple Syrup

With all the cocktail books that have appeared, we finally see many cocktails secrets in the spotlight. Authors are telling us those special things that mixologists, for generations, have done to fashion exceptional cocktails — ones that we have been unable to duplicate at home for ourselves. The cocktail secrets include fruit flavors and sugar.…

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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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