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Brian’s Orange Margarita with QUI Tequila

Many, many cocktails use a citrus component. Citrus adds both flavor and that sharp bite on the tongue that announces, “I’m here. In your mouth. Right now." The most common citrus partners for cocktails are lime and lemon. Oranges? Sure, for mimosas. But, but, oranges can play a far greater role. Think about the noble…

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Brian’s Grapefruit Shrub Margarita or the Swift Paloma

  I love margaritas and all their variations. Thing is, sometimes I want a margarita on the spot. No, I don't want to turn to a commercial "margarita" mix with artificial citrus flavor and preservatives. The wonder about a margarita is the power of the fresh citrus. For me, of course, "fresh" can mean preserved…

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Brian’s Cranberry Margarita

  Deep and husky, leaving a pulsating flavor deep in the back of your throat. It can be hard to describe the impact of tequila on your palate. Of course, the particularly intense flavor in this beverage comes not from tequila but from the cranberries. You’ll think you are tasting tequila, but take a spoonful…

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Floreciente from Skinny Sippers

  Monday I posted a cookbook review for Skinny Sippers, a volume of cocktail recipes with a twist [no pun intended]. Each of the recipes in Skinny Sippers gives you a lovely cocktail in under 150 calories. The recipes are dotted with ideas for using fruit, fruit and vegetables juices, and diet mixers to provide…

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