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Our managing editor already waxed poetic about the refreshing revelation that is tomatoes and booze. Now, it's Mattias Hägglund's turn to get in the mix and raise up those unsung heroes of the cocktail world. Perhaps we should mention he's the mixologist at elements in Princeton, New Jersey - so let's just say being behind the bar is kind of his thing.
Five Ingredients That You Might Not Think of Including in Cocktails, But Really Should: Mattias Hägglund
2. Fresh hops
3. Maple syrup
Got a surprising secret ingredient for cocktails? Shake (or stir) things up in the comment section.
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