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    A recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, I found myself with no money, no kitchen equipment, and an exceptionally huge appetite. Ideas, improvisations, and yummy meal solutions were discovered in the kitchen of my very first apartment.
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Lemon-Ginger Cocktail

One of my favorite things about summer is chilled, creative cocktails. But even in colder weather, there’s always an excuse for a drink or two. That’s why I loved this mixture Matt and I concocted this afternoon: with lemon and ginger flavors. Domaine Canton (ginger liquor), Absolut Citron, a squeeze of lemon, and a splash of ginger beer. Crisp, cool, but with a hint of spicy warmth from the ginger that tasted just right. If you’re feeling fancy schmancy, rub the rim of your glasses in lemon-sugar (zested lemon with superfine sugar).

Lemon-Ginger Cocktail

Makes 1 cocktail.

1 shot ginger liquor
1/2 shot citrus vodka
1 wedge lemon, plus zest for a twist
splash ginger beer

3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp lemon zest

1. Mix ginger liquor, vodka, and lemon juice with ice in a martini shaker.
2. Rub the lemon around the edges of your serving glass, and rub the lip of the glass in the sugar-lemon mixture.
3. Pour the combined cocktail into the glass, and finish with ginger beer. Enjoy icy cold.

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