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27. The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff
January 24, 2023 · 61 min

Kayla and Taylor discuss the themes and major beats of Parini Shroff’s debut novel, The Bandit Queens. Topics include dark humor, the realness of the women in the book, and the genius of Parini Shroff.

This week’s drink: Spicy Mango Moscow Mule via Fresh Flavorful


3 oz ginger beer1.5 oz vodka (jalapeno or habanero infused, optional)1 oz mango puree.5 oz lime juice (½ lime)1 ¼ inch jalapeno round


Make mango puree. Peel mango and add flesh to a blender or food processor, reserving a few spears for garnish. Add the juice of ½ a lime and enough water to process the fruit and turn it into a pourable puree. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 3 days.In a large shaker add 1 jalapeño round (de-seeded if desired). Press down with the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler to crush, releasing the oils.Add mango puree, vodka and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice and shake to combine.Strain mixture over ice in a copper mug or tall glass. There's no need to strain over ice if omitting the jalapeño, simply pour it all in a mug instead.Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with a chili-dipped mango spear.

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