Easy Cocktail Upgrades

Upgrade your home bar with these cheap and easy cocktail ideas from hip mixologists.

By Stacy Adimando, Photo: Yunhee Kim

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Yunhee Kim
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Mixologists are experimenting with the unique flavors and textures that fresh muddled veggies and fruits can add to drinks, according to Perez Klebahn of Mr. Rain's Fun House in Baltimore. He models one of his signature cocktails after guacamole. "Avocado has a distinct texture, a subtle sweetness, and a richness that pairs well with tequila, mescal and certain rums," he says. A few slices smashed into the bottom of the glass impart a strong flavor. We've spotted this trend using red and yellow bell peppers, too.

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