Watermelon and yogurt cooler

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It's summer in the Northern hemisphere but, here in the tropics, we are smack in the monsoon season. Not that it rains everyday. On the contrary, some days are so warm and humid it's like summer never went. And nothing beats the heat than a cold … »

Frozen coffee cubes with Kahlua

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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 … »

Minty vanilla mocha shake

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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. … »

Affogato: ice cream drowned in coffee

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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. … »

Dressing up blue kamikaze for the holidays

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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 … »

Pineapple upside-down cake

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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 … »

Kiwi martini

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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 … »

Soju and passionfruit cocktail

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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 … »