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Piscojito

This drink takes advantage of pisco, a clear brandy, to give the classic mojito a twist. Piscojito 2 oz pisco 1 oz simple syrup 1 oz lime juice 6-8 mint leaves 3 oz soda water Muddle the mint leaves with … Continue reading

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Watermelon Limeade

The only thing better than eating a fresh juicy watermelon is drinking it. This beverage can be served nonalcoholic or with the clear liquor of your choosing. We chose rum. To juice the watermelon, puree in a blender and then … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blue Cocktails

Independence Day is just around the corner so we’re celebrating this week with red, white and blue drinks. Just don’t have them all at once or you may be seeing stars. Tomato Martinis The White Lady White Sangria Blueberry Bramble … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fantastic Fourth

We hope all our fellow state siders get to enjoy the Fourth of July with friends and family, a grill and pool nearby. Remember to have plenty of beer on hand. Here’s a menu with a number of dishes you … Continue reading

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Pisco Sour

Fun to say. Fun to drink. What else do you need? Pisco Sour 3 parts pisco 1 part simple syrup 1 part lemon juice 1 egg white Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake what your mama … Continue reading

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Presidential Drinks

We’re on a bit of a rum kick. We were perusing Bacardi’s website the other week and couldn’t decide between El Presidente No. 1 or El Presidente No. 2. So naturally we made both. The second version calls for grenadine … Continue reading

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Berry, Berry Good Drinks Part Two

Last month we highlighted drinks with blueberries and strawberries. If those are still in season where you are check out that roundup. Here in the South we’re moving onto blackberries and raspberries. You can tell we have a favorite. We … Continue reading

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The Grasshopper

This drink will give you magical kung fu powers.* The Grasshopper 1 part green creme de menthe 1 part cream 1 part creme de cacao Pour all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass. … Continue reading

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Sparkling Strawberry Punch

We once saw a show about people living like they were in the 1800s who had to make everything from scratch, hunt their own food, make their own soap and so on. The only thing that really appealed to us … Continue reading

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Salmon Mousse

We saw a recipe for salmon mousse the other day on Sid’s Cooking Again. We had some smokes salmon in the fridge so we figured the appetizer gods were speaking directly to us. Sid’s version calls for poached salmon as … Continue reading

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