My first geust is Fany Gerson with her new book “Paletas – Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & aguas Frescas.”  I knew it would no doubt still be HOT, but never thought it would be this hot!  This book has some great recipes for frozen treats to beat the heat, join us and get a copy this Saturday.

From the pure, radiant flavors of classic Blackberry and Spicy Pineapple to unexpectedly enchanting combinations such as Sour Cream, Cherry and Tequila, or Strawberry-Horchata, Paletas is an engaging and delicious guide to Mexico’s traditional—and some not-so-traditional—frozen treats.  Collected and developed by celebrated pastry chef Fany Gerson, this sweet little cookbook showcases her favorite recipes for paletas, those flavor-packed ice pops made from an enormous variety of fruits, nuts, flowers, and even spices; plus shaved ice (raspados) and aguas frescas—the delightful Mexican drinks featuring whole fruit and exotic ingredients like tamarind and hibiscus flowers.

Whether you’re drawn to a simple burst of fresh fruit—as in the Coconut, Watermelon, or Cantaloupe pops—or prefer adventurous flavors like Mezcal-Orange, Mexican Chocolate, Hibiscus-Raspberry, or Lime Pie, Paletas is an inviting, refreshing guide guaranteed to help you beat the heat.  Learn more about Fany and order your copy today!

In the second half I’ll be talking to Kevin Egan, Brand Manager for Blue Ice Vodka about this stellar product and what you can do with it to beat the heat of summer!


Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2010 First Drop “The White One” – A fun wine for summer!

84% Arneis, 16% Chardonnay
The 2010, just released, is fruit salad in a bottle with a pale yellow color and a soft pretty bouquet. The winemakers at First Drop are passionate about their wine and strive to make every sip memorable from the first drop to the last.

First Drop is about passion….for life, fun and flavor!…a lifelong commitment to making kick arse booze….wines with flavor and texture, and a splash of funk….eclectic varieties from unique vineyards in the great regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale….wines to drink, not just appreciate.”

Getchasum at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road  🙂

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