The 3 Week Diet
Tangerine Mimosa
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Tangerine Mimosa

Nothing makes a weekend brunch more festive than serving a champagne cocktail, like this tangerine mimosa, which puts a fresh spin on a tried-and-true favorite. For a more complex flavor, use a mixture of tangerine varieties, such as Pixie, Fairchild and Dancy, for the juice. You will need 6 to 8 large tangerines to yield the amount needed here.   Tangerine Mimosa   2 cups (16 fl. oz./500 ml) fresh tangerine juice, chilled 1...

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Sparkling Limoncello-Raspberry Cocktail
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Sparkling Limoncello-Raspberry Cocktail

The cheerful yellow liqueur limoncello is imbued with all the lemon flavor one could want without any of the bitterness. Paired with sparkling wine, it makes a sunny drink that speaks Italian, so embrace its homeland and serve with crostini, bruschetta or your favorite Italian cheeses.   Sparkling Limoncello-Raspberry Cocktail   1/2 tsp. sugar 1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest A few drops of fresh lemon juice 3 raspberries 2 Tbs....

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The Chupacabra
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The Chupacabra

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Add spice to your celebration with this spicy cocktail courtesy of Jeremiah Doherty, beverage director at Los Angeles bar and restaurant Bar Amá. He explains that Fresno chiles are one of his favorite ingredients, saying, “They add a good kick of spice and some color to the cocktail as well.”   The Chupacabra   3 slices Fresno chile 1/2 oz. (15 ml) agave nectar 1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) gin 3/4 oz. (20 ml)...

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Spicy Hot Cocoa
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Spicy Hot Cocoa

If you’ve never combined chiles and chocolate before, it might be time to give it a try. The pairing can highlight the complex flavor of both ingredients, as well as bring out the subtle fruity nature of both. Experiment with different types of chiles and see how different each pairing turns out.   Spicy Hot Cocoa   2 dried red chiles 6 Tbs. (1 oz./30 g) unsweetened cocoa powder 2 Tbs. sugar 1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml) water 1...

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Grapefruit-Chipotle Margarita
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Grapefruit-Chipotle Margarita

Jeremiah Doherty, beverage director at Bar Amá, recommends that if you’re going to bother making cocktails, you should go to a good spirits shop and spend some money on quality ingredients. When this refreshing drink is shaken up at Bar Amá, they use Combier, which is a high-quality triple sec, or sweet orange liqueur. If you can’t find it, Cointreau can be used instead.   Ingredients: Coarse salt for the glass rim 1 lime wedge 2...

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Frozen Cran-Raspberry Margaritas
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Frozen Cran-Raspberry Margaritas

Happy Friday everyone! Let’s get our happy hour on with these sweet sips…. I love to drink can-rasberry juice, but what do I like (LOVE) even more? Mixing it with tequila in these fantastic Frozen Cran-Raspberry Margaritas…here’s a little Instavideo of me shooting these beauties. Hope your week was great! Mine was lots of work mixed with a whole lot of play time too. I’m having some girlfriends over tonight & these margaritas are...

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