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San Vincente Crush from 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud

We drink grapes all the time, so why is this beverage different? It’s not wine. The grapes are muddled in this mojito-style cocktail. It’s delicious to drink and lovely to the eye. You can make these in batches, surround the glasses with grapes, and have a visual display that starts your cocktail party with pizazz.…

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Brian’s Pisco Punch

We all hear about cooking “fresh and local.” Various people gain credit for the start of the locavore movement, and, while I mean no disrespect to folks in California, the trend began long ago and far away.  Brandy is distilled wine and the Spanish love brandies of all sorts. Wine was first distilled about the…

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Brian’s Pisco Citrus Cocktail

There are food mysteries and science mysteries. Sometimes they merge. And sometimes they expand. Like into outer space. Or the lack of outer space. Why are there no astronauts from Chile? Why does Chile not have a major, major space program? God knows they have fuel. I’ve tasted the fuel. It’s called pisco and it…

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