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Celebrity chefs like Michael Symon, Ina Garten, and Padma Lakshmi
embraced the art of the cocktail in the past year.
“Iron Chef” star and host of “Worst Cooks in America,” just
teamed up with Diplomático Rum for a partnership that celebrates
the chef’s love of cooking and passion for high-quality
ingredients, as well as the many cocktails you can make using
Insider spoke to Symon about his favorite summer cocktail recipes
as well as what he always keeps on his bar cart for cocktail
Symon likes taking a classic mule recipe and adding rum to it
“I love the idea of using rum in a classic Moscow mule or even a
Kentucky mule,” Michael Symon told Insider.
previously tried Symon’s recipe for a “strong and spicy” Kentucky
mule and found it was super easy to make, largely due to the
fact it only requires four ingredients.
“Substituting in rum in that situation, with some ginger beer,
fresh mint, and citrus is, in my opinion, the perfect summer
cocktail,” he said.
He also loves a classic fizz in the summer
“Egg whites are one of those underutilized ingredients that
really can make drinks interesting,” he said.
When asked about what essentials people should always keep on
hand in their bar areas for at-home cocktail making, Symon
recommended you should always have a “big bowl of citrus,”
whether that be lemons, limes, oranges, or a mix of the three.
“Summer fruits and berries are also great things to have on
hand,” Symon said.
“I also always like to have something with a little fizz, whether
that be a ginger beer or a tonic. I think it works very well in
most cocktails,” he added.
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