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DIY Sour Mix

The true beauty of making this mix is having a fresh, versatile, and easy cocktail mixer for parties. There's no reason to buy sour mix when in 10 minutes you could hand-make something that's infinitely more delicious. More

Pie of the Week: Key Lime Pie

The goal of this recipe is simple: a pie that takes folks back to the kitschy nostalgia of an early bird special, that gets treated with all of the finesse and attention it deserves. No neon green fillings, jell-o jiggles, or metallic-tasting pre-squeezed juice allowed. The whole point of the dessert is to celebrate the bright, tangy taste of real key limes. More

Scooped: Michelada Sorbet

The michelada is probably my favorite summertime drink, an incredibly refreshing beer cocktail made of a Mexican pilsner-style beer with tomato juice, hot sauce, lime juice and salt. Why not, we wondered, serve it up in frozen form? Sure, it's not as sweet as most ice creams, but what could be better for a summer afternoon than frozen beer? This ice cream is actually quite savory. There's as much salt in the recipe as sugar. More

Spice Hunting: Limu Omani (Dried Limes)

I'm not shy about my love of souring agents: spices that give an acidic kick to brighten a recipe while also considerable complexity. They're playful alternatives to the old standbys of citrus and vinegar, often exotic and usually unexpected. A star of the crop? Limu omani, dried Middle Eastern limes. More

Grilling: Pineapple Salsa

Even though I begrudgingly label this "a salsa," I can't deny the deliciousness that pineapples, peppers, onions, cilantro, and lime create when brought together and enjoyed with tortilla chips. I have come out of the fruit-salsa closet. More

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