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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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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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Roasted Strawberry and Jalapeno Freezer

There is that old tale, promoted by real estate agents, that if your house is going to be shown, then you should have chocolate chip cookies in the oven. The aroma will sell your house. Not that pool. Nonsense. You should have strawberries roasting. It’s far more poetic. From Cocktails for the Four Seasons, by Jenny…

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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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