Suzi's Blog

La Paloma: A Grapefruit Margarita

With a son, daughter-in-law, and twin grandsons in Austin, Suzen and I have a very deep Texas connection. When we fly in for a visit, there is no question about the first stop. We always arrive with a newly refreshed list of barbeque joints and we take the family to a wooden stand offering a…

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Blackberry Banana Margarita

There is an expression I dread to hear: “I’m over edge.” When Suzen says that, there is the threat of a tornado, flooding, or quake. Probably simultaneously. After a recent stressful event here, she looked at me and said, “I need a drink.” “Mojito?” I suggested her favorite. “No.” She said. “Margarita?” “No.” She said…

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Prickly Pear Margarita

How do you get that red color in the picture? You can’t do it with watermelon. Berries perhaps. But that red in a margarita glass announces its true heritage: prickly pear cactus. Prickly pears arrive in farmers’ markets in the southwest in late summer. It can take until now for the trucks to make it…

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Backyard Blackberry Margarita

I can’t put down the Summer Cocktails book. The titles of the drinks intrigue me. And the recipes are fantastic. So, I’ve put stickies on another 25 drinks. Seriously. And I entered the entire list of them in Excel with a column for the key ingredient that goes in each drink. No, I am not…

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