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Basic Nut Milk

Photo: Melissa King

Making nut milk is an easy process that’s pretty consistent among varieties. This basic formula is good for almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and pistachios. All the nuts will need to be soaked ahead of time, preferably overnight.…

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Strawberry Brazil-Nut Milk

Brazil nuts produce extremely thick, velvety milk that could be considered the full-fat version of the nut-milk world. I regularly drink it on its own, but my kids love flavored milk, so I created this recipe with them in mind. I typically use strawberries, as the recipe suggests, but it works well with any berry, even frozen ones if fresh aren’t available because of the season or location.…

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Sapna’s Spiced Chai


PHOTO: SAPNA PUNJABI-GUPTA

Buy Sapna’s chai blend online or at the Coppell Farmers Market. Or make your own with this recipe.

Makes 1 serving

1 cup water
2 thin slices of fresh ginger (about ½-inch thick)
1 whole green cardamom pod
1 teaspoon Indian black tea (see note)
1/3 cup whole milk or non-dairy milk (almond/soy/coconut)
Sweetener of choice (see note)

Begin heating water in a small pot.…

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The Ludeman—Texas-Style

Makes 1 serving

2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) maple syrup
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) orange juice
¾ ounce (1½ tablespoons) lemon juice
1½ ounces (1 jigger or 3 tablespoons) Texas bourbon
Garnish: Flamed orange wheel and rosemary

In a rocks glass, add first 5 ingredients with ice and stir.…

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SAGE BLOSSOM

This bourbon-based cocktail combines the warmth of maple syrup with herbal notes that complement the season.

Makes 1 serving

1 ½ ounces bourbon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 to 4 sage leaves, torn, plus a few for garnish
Ice
Trinity Cider Deep Ellum Dry (or any dry hard cider)

Shake first 4 ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into cocktail glass over rocks.…

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Bee’s Knees Cocktail with Thyme Honey

From Effortless Entertaining Cookbook by Meredith Steele, Steelehousekitchen.com

Back in the days of flapper dresses and bathtub gin, a cocktail called The Bee’s Knees was secretly sipped on during the grand parties of the Prohibition Era.

Serves 8

¼ cup honey
¼ cup boiling hot water
4 sprigs thyme
2 cups gin
¾ cup fresh lemon juice

In a heatproof container, combine honey, water and thyme and stir until the honey has dissolved.…

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