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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca and Cocktail from Rick Bayless

Mexican food maven, Rick Bayless, has a wonderful new book. Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks offers sensational ideas from his famed Frontera Grill restaurant. Here’s a beverage idea, a duo idea, that is not a margarita but does employ the ever-versatile tequila. It’s a sweet agua fresca that can be converted into a delightful cocktail.…

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Watermelon Chiffon Pie from Ken Haedrich

  “I’m making dessert tonight,” Suzen said. “What a coincidence, so am I” I said. “We don’t need two.” “I bought the watermelon.” “You,” Suzen began, “have a large bug somewhere in your anatomy.” “Yes,” I admitted. “Yes, I do and to cure it I’m making this pie.” The name, Watermelon Chiffon Pie, had teased…

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Brian’s Watermelon Elderflower Martini, The Better Version

This has happened to you before. You are sitting at a little desk. An authority figure leans over and says, “You can do better.” Now comes the flood of emotions: anger, resentment, embarrassment, and, yes, an acknowledgement that I could have done better. I first blogged this beverage a couple of weeks ago and I…

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Watermelon, Mint and Cucumber Water from Blue Cashew

“Rum,” Brian said with confidence. A little too much confidence for my taste, but he was about to be cut down to size. “No,” I said quietly. He pondered the pitcher. I knew the mint was distracting him. “Tequila,” he guessed. “No.” He stooped low to the pitcher. “NO CHEATING!” I yelled. “You can’t smell!”…

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