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Mango martini. Wow.

Why this drink is labeled a martini is a mystery to me. A martini is a drink made with gin and vermouth but this cocktail drink has neither. The ingredients are fresh mango, … [Read more...]

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Pineapple upside-down cake

If you got here because you were searching for a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake, you came to the right place. Or not. Below is a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake … [Read more...]

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Kiwi martini

Kiwi is short for kiwifruit. This luscious fruit with light green flesh wasn't always known by that name. It had many names in different countries (it still does, actually). … [Read more...]

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Strawberry lemonade

When you're sick, and I was for the last four days, you don't indulge in food and drinks that are "not healthy". Not that I was required to go on some special diet. It's more … [Read more...]

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Greentini cocktail

The name of this cocktail drink is a play on the martini, a drink made with gin and vermouth. James Bond is probably the most famous endorser of the martini with his famous … [Read more...]

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Long Island iced tea

Strange that this drink is called iced tea when there is no tea in it. Some say it is because it tastes similar to iced tea but I beg to disagree. Long Island iced tea tastes … [Read more...]

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Bloody Mary cocktail

According to Wikipedia, there are at least three theories as to the origin of the name of the Bloody Mary cocktail drink. The first is that it was named after Mary, Queen of … [Read more...]

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Gimlet: with vodka or with gin

There are two theories on the origin of the name of the cocktail drink called gimlet. The first theory is that the name comes from the "from Anglo-French guimbelet, perhaps … [Read more...]

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Blue-eyed blonde

Cocktail drinks have such interesting names. I mixed these blue-eyed blondes yesterday while preparing dinner, gave one glass to Speedy and the drink turned out to be so … [Read more...]