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50-50 Spritz

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Last month, FOX News Magazine asked us to contribute an original spritz recipe.  If you’re unfamiliar with spritzes (or spritzers, should you prefer), the general profile is a light, low-alcohol hot weather alternative to something like beer.  Currently, the Aperol Spritz rules the category.  Our take came about as...

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White Rum

Mojito

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Just like you can’t be sad when you listen to banjo, you can’t frown when you are handed a mojito. That luscious herbal-meets-sweet/tart mixture with a bubbly fizz on top is magic in the full heat of the summer months. In terms of muddling, the limes take a bit...

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Vodka

Chi Chi

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This is what you might call an entry-level “tiki” drink. Coconut, pineapple and booze that’s tasteless, but in the best of all possible ways. The Chi Chi, which subs vodka for the rum in a Pina Colada, has been around for a long while (the P.C. originated in Puerto...

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Vodka

Cape Cod

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Okay, we admit it. This is essentially a vodka cranberry, but with the addition of lime juice and club soda, it’s rather more like a highball spritz. It’s also a great base for countless variations of cranberry juice plus another juice – adding grapefruit juice makes it a Sea...

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Vodka

Huntsman

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We don’t know the origins of the Huntsman cocktail, but we do like the simple combination of vodka, rum, lime juice, and sugar. For all intents, this is a variation on a daiquiri, albeit a bit headier due to the darker rum. The traditional Huntsman calls for Jamaican-style rum...

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White Rum

Not So Blue Hawaii

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You may have guessed that we dislike anything that smacks of fakery. Ersatz maraschino cherries, whipped cream vodka (who created that?!), and of course, blue curacao, an orange liqueur colored, yes, blue. Now, ironically, the only thing different about blue curacao versus regular curacao is the color; it tastes...

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