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This month we went off-menu at Mister Softee (if you haven’t yet tried asking for them to add a fresh banana to your vanilla shake, you’re welcome), sampled vibrant magenta prickly pear wine, and cut through the late-summer heat with Suze, a tasty French apĂ©ritif.

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Serious Eats: Drinks