RECIPE: Grapefruit Basil Cocktail To Chase The Winter Blues

[1] Grapefruit basil cocktail (photo courtesy Tommy Bahama). [2] Create a twist with a channel peeler (photo courtesy Two Tarts). [3] Get yourself a channel peeler (photo courtesy 1 Easylife | Amazon) [4]. You can knot a long strip of peel (photo courtesy Bar Boulud | Boston).   Each weekend we try a different cocktail…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Simple Syrup Recipe

Why buy it when it’s so easy to make? (Photo courtesy Stirrings.)   Granulated sugar does not dissolve easily in cold beverages. Simple syrup (also called bar syrup, sugar syrup or gomme, the French word for gum) makes it easy to add sweetness to drinks—cocktails, iced tea or iced coffee. Some people use superfine sugar…
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