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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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Frozen Peach Margaritas: Ways to Drink a Peach

How best to drink a peach? White or yellow, a Bellini is a noble way to devour every flavor molecule. At another extreme, there is Peach Agua Fresca, which was blogged here just a few days ago. The agua fresca, alcohol aside, is equally refreshing. And, on yet another dimension — because it is does…

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Strawberry Lemonade [and other goodies] Using Strawberry Puree

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. Red, white, and blue day. Red is for strawberries, to be consumed in cake, pie, and beverages aplenty. This post is really about two things: the lemonade pictured above and puree, which has multiple uses over and above mere lemonade. Once the puree is prepared, then you options are…

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Jalapeno Margarita from Tanteo

I am not a fan of “adulterated” food and beverages. A flavored tequila? I’ll make my own. Not any more. Tanteo is a new firm with a line of flavored tequilas that you must, must try: jalapeno, cocoa, and tropical. Jalapeno tequila? You are thinking what I did: kitsch, ugly flavor, waste of money. “The…

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