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I don’t know what is, but I swear that our friends at Degustabox are sending us food more frequently than once a month. It seems like there’s always a new box of goodies sitting on our front step when I get home. Here’s the month’s highlights…PLUS a bonus recipe for a brand spanking new cocktail called the “Tread Gingerly.”  PLUS a deal on setting up your own Degustabox subscription!

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Nib Mor Superfruit Chocolate Bars

Hard to go wrong with chocolate. And this particular offering comes with superfruit, so that means it’s healthy! The dark chocolate strikes a very nice balance of deep chocolate flavor with enough sweetness to keep it from becoming bitter. I particularly liked the blueberry option: for one, I just love blueberries, and second, this is not a combination I feel like I see a whole lot. Given how well it works here, I think that needs to change. It also came with the more traditional chocolate and cherry version, but I’d really recommend you try the blueberry presentation.

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Brianna’s Rich Poppyseed Dressing

This salad dressing is a nice departure from your standard vinaigrette or ranch.  It’s very rich and creamy, so keep that in mind before you go dousing your salad with it.  But there’s a touch of sweetness, and the slight nuttiness of the poppyseeds.  But aside from just dressing up your salad, this dressing can also be used to make a tasty and quick sauce for grilled fish.  I have my brother in law to thank for this one: just mix this dressing and prepared wasabi to your preferred level of heat.  Personally, while I am a wimp when it comes to peppers, I love the sinus clearing, eye watering burn of wasabi.  But like I said, it’s up you.  Serve atop grilled fish steaks like ahi, swordfish, or shark.

Bruce Cost Ginger Beer

I was very excited to see this can boldly declare that it was “spicy.”  I find a lot of ginger beers are a bit sweeter than I like, without the fiery snap of ginger that makes them so nice in cocktails.  Sadly, I would say that this one is a bit more mild than the can would suggest.  However, if the ginger beer doesn’t bring the heat, a dash of chili powder certainly will.  Hence this new concoction I threw together to share with you: the Tread Gingerly.  Similar to a mule, it combines ginger beer with lime and vodka…but I used grapefruit vodka for some extra citrus, and a splash of St. Germaine and a pinch of chili to balance it all out.  I think you’ll enjoy this combination of sweet, spicy, and tart!

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Check out the recipe below.  Until next time, remember to pick up something new and exciting next time you’re out food shopping – or try Degustabox for half-off with our affiliate link!

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-Ross

Tread Gingerly
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Vodka (preferably Deep Eddy)
  • ½ oz St. Germaine
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer
  • ⅛ tsp Chili Powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a couple handfuls of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Strain into glass. If you like more spice, rub the rim of your glass with lime juice and sprinkle chili powder on it.

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