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Pomegranate Old Fashioned

  From New-Fashioned Classic Cocktails Warm Winter Spirits Recipe and photo by Alexis Abel Serves: 1 1 slice orange 10–15 pomegranate seeds 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar 4 dashes orange bitters 4 dashes Angostura bitters 2 ounces bourbon 1–2 large or 3–4 small cubes of ice Splash of club soda (optional) Cinnamon stick Freshly ground nutmeg (about … Read morePomegranate Old Fashioned

Watermelon Cooler

Serving 4

1 quart plus 1 cup cubed, seedless watermelon

2 cups ice cubes

4 limes, juiced

¼ cup granulated sugar

Kosher salt, to taste

4 lime wedges

Combine first four ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve with lime wedges.

For cocktail: Add 1 ounce vodka to each glass.

From Ann Nelson

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Raspberry-Lemon Iced Tea

Serving 18–20

1 ¼ cups fresh whole raspberries, washed and divided

½ cup plus

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 gallon water

3 large, three-ounce ice tea bags Juice of two lemons

Roll ¼ cup of raspberries in 2 tablespoons sugar and freeze in single layer on cookie sheet for at least one hour. Meanwhile, add water to large saucepan and turn burner to high. Once water boils, add tea bags, remaining raspberries and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and steep for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard tea bags. Cool for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir. Strain to remove cooked raspberries, if desired. Chill in refrigerator. When ready to serve, pour over ice and add a few frozen, sugar-coated raspberries.

From Ann Nelson

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Cilantro and Celery Spritzer

Serving 1

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1 tablespoon water

1 celery stalk, trimmed

Ice

6 ounces club soda or lemon-lime soda 1 lime wedge Combine lime juice, cilantro, agave and water in a glass. Use celery stalk to muddle together. Pour through strainer into another glass full of ice and discard cilantro leaves. Add soda and use celery stalk to stir. Garnish with lime wedge.  For a cocktail: Replace 1 ounce of soda with Absolut Citron.

From Ann Nelson

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