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Party Punch that Swirls and Sparkles

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A Mighty Mint Cordial

By this time of the summer, mint threatens to overrun my garden. The sprigs that I welcomed when they poked up through the icy soil now crowd my rosemary and parsley. What better way to thin them than to pick … Continue reading

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‘Shake Until Frost Forms’

In the 19th century, British sailors used to mix their rations of lime juice (to prevent scurvy) with rum, creating the gimlet and other gin-lime cocktails. This Cool o’ the Evening cocktail from the Charleston Receipts (The Junior League of … Continue reading

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Baseball Cocktail with Global Appeal

The Boston Red Sox just returned to Fenway Park for the 2016 season with concession stands awash in expensive beer. It’s easier, though certainly less rowdy, to watch a game from the living room couch nursing a Cooperstown Cocktail. I discovered … Continue reading

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An Updated 1970s Cocktail

On a hot day, you can’t go too far wrong with lemon juice, lime juice, mint, and something fizzy.

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In My May Kitchen

What a difference a month makes! Just four weeks ago, the snow had barely melted when I reported for this In My Kitchen forum, hosted by Celia at figjamandlimecordial. Now, the mint, chives, and sage have sprouted anew, livening up everything from smoothies … Continue reading

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‘Derby Fever’ Cure: A Mint Julep

Though the mint julep was once described as “a dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning,” it became a signature drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938, when it was served in souvenir glasses

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