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THE C & O COCKTAIL

Named for the wonderful C&O restaurant in Charlottesville where I first had this cocktail, this drink has a little bit of everything. Campari – a booze trend I’m seeing everywhere now – soaked in coffee beans and chiles de arbol, with bourbon and Carpano Antica vermouth sounds like an oddball mix, but the flavors are deep and rich, and feel […]
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SPICY STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

Spicy margaritas and strawberry margaritas are two of my favorite cocktails – especially when they’re freshly made and not too sweet. So when I ordered a spicy strawberry mezcal cocktail in Mexico City during my recent trip, it hit me that I had never tried combining those two perfect things before. Inspired by that fresh, tart, barely sweet, and mildly […]
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PINK DEVILED EGGS

It’s no secret that I love deviled eggs. To me, they’re the perfect hors d’euvres – small, savory, not too filling, and if done properly, bright and flavorful enough to awaken your tastebuds without overloading them. I also find them fabulously retro, but in a much more attractive way than jello salad or ambrosia. Adding a hot pink tint and […]
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