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A Mocha Frappé just how you like it

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  The heat has arrived! We need refreshing drinks, but we can’t always sit back and soak up the sun, so to get you active and alert how about a typical Mediterranean Mocha Frappé – specifically, from Crete. It was invented in 1957 at the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair. Looking for a way to drink his usual instant coffee but not any finding hot water, one employee decided to mix it with cold water in a cocktail shaker, and thus the Mocha Frappé was born, continuing to evolve and improve until today. Below are the ingredients so you can make…

San Francisco cocktail party

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The good weather has arrived and it looks like it’s here to stay. Find a penthouse or terrace to throw a cosmopolitan party with San Francisco cocktails. Every moment always has a perfect cocktail, and this one is light, appetizing and refreshing for a summer afternoon. Lay  some cushions on the floor of the terrace, put some chilled music on, add something to nibble on, and now you spend a sunny afternoon sipping a tasty San Francisco with your friends.   Follow these steps and become a real cocktail bartender. You just need:   40ml lemon juice, or 1 lemon…

Chicharritas from Cuba

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Ingredients – 2 or 3 large plantains – as green as possible. – Lots of olive oil for frying. – Salt to taste, for seasoning once the chicharritas are cooked. Preparation Peel the plantains and slice them very finely (approximately 2mm thick). Fry the slices in enough (very hot) oil that they float. When the plantain slices are submerged they will fry very quickly, so you should remove them from the oil as soon as they turn golden, to avoid them burning. Make sure the slices are crunchy. As you remove them from the oil, place them in a bowl.…

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT GIN & TONIC

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  There are many ways to make a Gin & Tonic, and there are many things to bear in mind. But you don’t have to be an expert to learn how to prepare a homemade Gin & Tonic and feel like a true star.   The first thing you need is a GLASS. A short, wide glass is best but a snifter will also do.  Basically, gin requires a wide-mouth glass to allow it to breathe and release its full range of aromas.   Another essential ingredient is lime. Don’t add lime juice because it causes the tonic to go…

Mangú (Dominican mashed plantains)

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  Ingredients – 5 plantains, preferably soft, – 1 tablespoon of butter, – 1/4 cup of milk, – Salt to taste, Preparation Peel the plantains, boil them in hot water for 15 minutes, adding salt when they are soft.  Take them out and place them in a dish. Add a splash of milk.  Soak them well and add the butter, or some olive oil. To accompany the Mangú: You can choose between scrambled eggs, fried chicken or beef,  Salami or any other kind of sausage that you prefer.

Guacamayas

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Ingredients – 4 bolillo rolls – 2 avocados – 1/4 Kg. pork rinds For the sauce: – 2 tomatoes – 1/2 onion – 1 clove of garlic – Juice of half a lemon – Salt – Dried chile de arbol, to taste Preparation Rehydrate the chile de arbol in a pan of boiling water for 5 mins. Meanwhile, finely dice the onion and tomatoes. When the chile de arbol is ready, remove and blend with the garlic, a little tomato and onion, and the water from the pan. Pour this mixture in with the rest of the sauce and add…

Play it again Sam…

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    THE CASABLANCA CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL   Here is the perfect recipe for a scintillating soirée.  We suggest a champagne or cava cocktail in the purest style of Rick’s Café in Casablanca, along with some small details to transform your evening into an immensely glamorous experience. Ingredients Champagne or Cava 1 shot of Brandy or Cognac 3 drops of Angostura bitters 1 sugar lump And also… Strawberries A piano Candles Preparation Preparing the champagne cocktail is quite simple. Place a sugar lump in the bottom of a champagne glass and add three drops of Angostura bitters. Add the shot of…

A game of polo and a cup of tea in Jamaica

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Polo was brought to Jamaica by the British army in 1882. During the early years it received an unenthusiastic reception, but by 1898, and following a series of Royal visits, polo had become an authentic institution in Jamaica, with clubs and tournaments springing up everywhere. By the turn of the 20th century, polo was attracting many English and North-American visitors, and 1901 saw the first edition of the ‘Parish Cup’, a silver cup that teams competed for each year and that was first presented by Sir John Dewar, whose family owned the famous ‘Dewar’ distilleries in Scotland. English teams have…

Chicken fajitas

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Ingredients – 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and a little extra for sprinkling – 3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey – 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar – 2 crushed garlic cloves – 2 teaspoons of dried oregano – 1-2 teaspoons of red chilli flakes – Salt and pepper – 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts – 2 red peppers without seeds, cut into 2.5 cm strips – 8 warm wheat flour tortillas (350 g flour, plus a little extra for sprinkling; 1 teaspoon of salt; ½ teaspoon of baking powder; 75 g animal or vegetable fat, chopped into…