Suzi's Blog

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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Brian’s Frozen Banana Pineapple Calmer

To be fair, it was my fault. To be honest, he should have known better. Most evenings my kitchen is filled with 20 or more people cooking a meal together. Cooking by the Book is a leader in culinary team building, so we have firms from around the world coming to learn and laugh and…

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Frozen Berry Bellini

Brian and I are working our way through Kim Haasarud’s wonderful 101 Champagne Cocktails. We’ve had good and great drinks so far, and then we had this one: superior in every sense. This is just an easy, delightful beverage. Champagne in a blender? Who has ever done that before? As the picture above shows, you…

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Sublime Citrus Sugar Syrup

Many drink recipes, including my margarita, use sugar syrup as an essential ingredient.  For some beverages, including that margarita, a citrus-flavored sugar syrup can boost the flavor.  Making a citrus syrup is just as easy as making a standard one.  Try this recipe and see if doesn’t add a new dimension to your beverages. [ For…

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