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Frozen coffee cubes with Kahlua

Make coffee. Add sugar and cream, if you use them. Pour into ice trays. Freeze. Remove from ice trays, drop into cocktail glasses and top with Kahlua or your choice of coffee liqueur. Heck, it's good. And it's such a great drink to serve when entertaining because it's just … [Read more...]

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Minty vanilla mocha shake

Holiday eating got too heavy? Have something for breakfast that doesn't require chewing -- a milk shake with everything in it including caffeine to wake you up, sugar to give you that needed morning boost and a touch of mint to refresh your senses. … [Read more...]

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Affogato: ice cream drowned in coffee

So, as I was saying in the previous post: If you’re entertaining and you want to impress, serve something no one knows for sure how to pronounce properly and they’ll think you’re the epitome of culinary sophistication. Case in point -- affogato. It's just ice cream drowned … [Read more...]

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Dressing up blue kamikaze for the holidays

The recipe was simple enough -- one part vodka, one part Blue Curaçao and one part lime juice. The challenge was to rim the glasses to give the drinks a festive look. Kamikaze made festive? I know it sounds ironic -- ridiculous, even -- but, relative to this drink, kamikaze … [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 but it isn't a cake-cake. Rather, it is a cocktail drink. Why it has the name of a real cake, I have … [Read more...]

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Peach tart: peach schnapps and lime juice

If you think that schnapps, whatever the flavor, is just a sweetener for your cocktail drink, think again. A schnapps (yes, it is singular despite the "s" at the end) is a fruit-flavored strong alcoholic drink where the alcohol content can be anywhere from 15% to 50%. This … [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). It became "kiwifuit" in a branding attempt by New Zealand commercial exporters. You know, to … [Read more...]

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Soju and passionfruit cocktail

Soju is an alcoholic beverage traditionally made from rice. It is clear and colorless and it has often been described as a sweeter version of vodka. Soju's alcohol content varies from a timid 16% to an electrifying 45%.Korea is the primary producer of soju and Jinro is … [Read more...]