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The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

So, the Germany vs. Argentina World Cup match doesn't thrill you as much as it should.

And you're down about both Masahiro Tanaka's elbow and Noah Syndergaard's timetable to reach Citi Field.

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Maybe a summer cocktail will help.

Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park and Besito in Huntington and Roslyn have concocted new ones.

Marble has added the "sweet corn sour," a union of grilled corn-infused bourbon, Tahitian vanilla, lemon and sea salt; the "summer basil," with Ketel One citron vodka, basil, lemon and simple syrup; the "Tulip julep," with Lucky Dog vodka, coconut-hibiscus syrup, almond and lemon; "garden variety," with Tanqueray gin, baby sugar-snap peas, cucumber, thyme, basil and lime; and the  "cucumber cooler," with Hendrick's gin, cucumber, St. Germain elderflower, and tonic. Each is $12.

At Besito, there are three spins on the Margarita theme. The $13 Market Margarita features Corzo reposado tequila, triple sec, agave nectar, pineapple juice, cilantro, jalapeño and freshly squeezed lime juice; the $12 La Sandia, made with Casa Noble blanco tequila, Cointreau. fresh watermelon, agave nectar and lime juice; and the $13 Margarita de Tamarindo, which stars Herradura blanco tequila, tamarind puree, passion fruit puree, agave nectar, lime juice and a chipotle-salted rim.


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Marble Modern American Steakhouse, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666.

Besito, 402 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-549-0100; and 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-484-3001.