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Thirsty Thursday: Raspberry Mojito

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Inspired by the summer sun, seasonal berries and the new mint plant sitting in my window, I’m starting my weekend (early) by making a Raspberry Mojito, a fruity take on my favorite cocktail.

This entirely refreshing summertime tipple is made with white rum and gets its soft sweetness and blush-pink hue from a raspberry-infused simple syrup. Start this syrup a day in advance, so the raspberries have time to steep and release their juices. The sweet syrup finds its aromatic counterpoint in the muddled fresh mint leaves and slices of lime. This festive and cooling cocktail is the perfect marriage of rum, raspberries, lime and mint.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Sifted: Peach Peppadew Salsa, Boozeberries, Raspberry Pops

Peach and Peppadew Salsa -- Nicole, Pinch My Salt

Peach and Peppadew Salsa -- Nicole, PinchMySalt.com

Linkage we’re liking:

* Peaches + Peppadew = Perfect Summer Salsa [Pinch My Salt]
* Sexy, Spiked Gelatin Molds — Blueberries and Cream Edition [The Modern Gelatina]
* A Cool Take On Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles – [Orangette]

What’s your sinful spin on the best fruits of summer?

Picking: Blueberries and Raspberries

blueberries and raspberries basket_picnik

You can pick your friends. You can pick your berries. But you can’t pick your friends’ berries.

Unless you have a friend named Patty who owns a huge u-pick berry farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Or a friend like her.

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Darryl Robinson — 5 Things To Know, Plus Bonus Recipe

Darryl Robinson -- Host of Drink Up

Darryl Robinson -- Host of Drink Up

Darryl Robinson is THE guy you want at your next party.  He’s sharp, funny, knows how to mix a tasty libation and is the host of the new Cooking Channel show, Drink Up

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Food Bloggers Cooking: Julia Child

The French Chef with Julia Child

The French Chef with Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child. Oh…did we mention that Julia’s going to be spending her afternoons on Cooking Channel?

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