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kitchen cam: how to muddle

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Fresh herbs can make a cocktail (or lemonade) extra refreshing. Lightly crushing herbs along with sugar, a technique called muddling, releases their essential oils and helps a drink's flavors blend. Here's how to get your muddle on—no special tools required!

Ready to put this tip to the test? Try one of these five fresh cocktails that benefit from a bit of muddling...

Tequila-Thyme Lemonade (shown above)

Cilantro Negroni

Basil French 75

Honeydew-Cucumber Mojito

Mint Julep

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    From one Merritt to another...

    The Honeydew-Cucumber Mojito is to die for!

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