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Mojo Rising

Mojitos are such a refreshing way to chase the sticky morning heat; but if you're like me, the last thing you want is a big mouthful of yard clippings every time you take a sip. And lot of mojitos are so cloying that they leave me even thirstier, rather than slaking a sticky throat the way a proper cocktail should. Clearly this wheel, while not needing reinvention, needed a little tuning. More

Umami Mart's Sparkling Sake Lemonade

Umami Mart's Happy Hour column offers up a two-part primer on simple syrups. In this week's installment, it explores fruit-infused simple syrups and offers several recipes, including this "spring-beckoning" cocktail: If you're as ready for spring as I am, you'll enjoy this next recipe which incorporates the Meyer lemon syrup and sparkling sake for an amazingly refreshing drink I call a Sparkling Sake Lemonade. Even if you don't booze it up, the rambutan or Meyer lemon syrups would be great just mixed with a glass of seltzer. [via David Lebovitz]... More

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