Suzi's Blog

Muddled Heat and Sweet: Poblano and Pineapple in Tequila and Syrup

  Bars can be expensive. Not that hotel bar you eye occasionally, the one with the $15 drinks. No, I’m talking about your home bar. If you love cocktails and cocktails books — which I do — then it is possible to have stack of “gotta make” recipes. Taken together, all those recipes can demand…

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Pineapple-Habanero Salsa from Diane Morgan

We were window shopping in Crate and Barrel when I saw it. A book by Diane Morgan. I peeled off from Suzen who had her own shopping plans. Twenty minutes later, we were checking out and I slipped Delicious Dips on the counter. “Really?” Suzen sometimes questions random additions of cookbooks. We have almost four…

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Summer Punch: Mango Tango

I love weekend bartending. For four or six or eight people, it’s fun to make and shake. In fact, when I retire, if I retire that is, I plan on opening a B&B: a bar and brownie establishment. A good bourbon, neat, can go a long way paired with a deeply frosted brownie. In the…

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Super Bowl Refreshments: Sparkling Pineapple Guava and Calvados Punch

  Punch. Punch can be a very useful contribution to a party, particularly one you are giving. It’s an easy way to supply beverages to your guests with modest labor. After all, when the guests are an hour away, who wants to be worrying about ice, a missing bottle of rum , or how many…

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