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Cranberry Sangria

2/8/2018 meps 0

2 C fresh cranberries, plus a few extra for garnish 1 C water 1 C sugar 750-ml bottle of red wine 1 C orange juice 1/2 C brandy or port Put cranberries in a small […]

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Magic Zikr Chai

4/23/2017 meps 0

The best chai I’ve ever tasted was made by¬†Hafizullah Sufi for his weekly classes. Here’s his original recipe. 1 cup fresh chopped ginger root 10 star anise 2 tbsp cardamom seed 1 to 1¬Ĺ tbsp […]

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Homemade Tonic

1/5/2016 meps 0

This makes the best gin and tonic ever. 4 C water 2-1/2 C sugar (or more, to taste) 1/2 C (about 2 stalks) finely chopped lemongrass Zest and juice of 2 limes 3 T powdered […]

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Homemade Instant Coffee and Tea Drinks

3/16/2014 meps 0

Each of these makes 20-30 servings. Store in an airtight container. To serve, mix 2 t with a cup of boiling water and stir well. Swiss Mocha: 1 C instant coffee granules 1/2 C sugar […]

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Buttered Rum Oatmeal

2/17/2014 meps 0

This was published under the title of “Off-Watch Rejuvenator,” to be enjoyed after a cold night watch. It was submitted to The Best of People & Food Cookbook (copyright 1983) by Ernie Copp. It looks […]

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Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

9/27/2013 meps 0

This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t […]

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Rosemary Martini

5/16/2012 meps 0

Rosemary syrup 1 C sugar 1 C water 4 4-inch sprigs of rosemary Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve. Add rosemary, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 […]

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Gingerbread martini

2/7/2011 meps 0

We usually have butterscotch schnapps, also known as “Buttershots,” on hand, because it goes extremely well in hot chocolate. Here’s another use for the super-sweet liqueur. 1-1/2 oz vanilla vodka 1-1/2 oz Frangelico or hazelnut […]

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Holly Jolly Roger (modified)

12/16/2009 meps 0

Based on a drink I found on barnonedrinks.com. I love the name, and the flavor is unique and very smooth. 2 oz Cruzan blackstrap rum 1 oz amaretto Dash of anisette 6 oz apple juice […]

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Fruity cocktail

3/10/2009 meps 0

This is one of those mixtures that happened serendipitously, and I simply didn’t want to forget it. It was very smooth and potent. 1 shot lemon vodka 1/2 shot triple sec 1/2 shot peach schnapps […]