If you haven't experimented much with mezcal, this cocktail, made with grilled mango and ancho chili peppers, is a great place to start.
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I don't have the time or money for that southeast Asian vacation this year, but I can transport myself to Thailand's tropical climes with just my juicer and a few pieces of sweet, ripe fruit.
This tamarind and coconut-enhanced take on a traditional lassi is downright refreshing. It is a little tart with just the right amount of sweet and smooth.
We'll be sharing a new smoothie or juice recipe every weekday this month, but I figured I'd start easy: this recipe has just three ingredients. The key: unsweetened kefir, which you can get in the dairy aisle of your grocery store.
Some people refer to kefir as 'runny yogurt', but this fermented milk drink might actually have more in common with kombucha. Although the rich, sour drink is strangely addictive on its own, kefir also makes a perfect tart background for both sweet and savory smoothies. Get your blender ready!
Living in England as an American expat is an exercise in diplomacy and restraint. It's about using your "inside voice" even when you feel like using your outside voice. On a good day I like to try to chip away at America's cultural hegemony one considerate decision at a time. ("Yes, I do prefer Amy Winehouse to Lady Gaga, don't you?")
James Lombardino of 1534 in NYC wonders if the right combination of gin, mango, and allspice liqueur might have granted Gauguin a few more years in the tropics. This bright yellow cocktail is the perfect cure for grey sky blues.