With their bright colors and futuristic appeal, Dippin' Dots are a kid favorite at carnivals and beyond, but we're much more interested in this adult-friendly update: alcoholic Dippin' Dots! Gizmodo has the full step-by-step instructions for making your own version at home.
Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Were you thrilled when the new season kicked off on March 31? If you're enjoying your fresh helpings of sword 'n' sorcery fantasy goodness as much as we are (yes we are fantasy geeks around here!) then you have to see this lavish lineup of cocktails designed to be sipped with Game of Thrones. From Tyrion to Ygritte, there's a cocktail here for your favorite character.
In our house we keep the liquor in a tall wood cabinet I found for a song at a thrift store in Manhattan. It stands against the wall near our dining table, which is between the kitchen and the living room. (I like the proximity to both places.) It works for us now, but we're moving soon, so I'm curious to see how other people store their spirits. Do they keep them out in the open on a bar cart? Grouped together on the countertop? Set up side by side on a shelf? Here are 10 examples culled from our Kitchen Tours for a little inspiration.
Pop quiz. You're at a bar that serves drinks out of a nozzle — what do you order? We're talking cocktails on The Kitchn this week, but let's face it, you won't always find yourself at an establishment (or a home) that serves fine cocktails. Sometimes you've got to play things safe and order up something simple to avoid the "You want me to muddle what?" face. That's the time I go for a tequila and ginger ale. Have you tried one?
A trimmed-down cocktail ingredient list will still yield some of the most classic and enjoyable drinks. I asked some food writer friends, all well-versed in cooking and the ways of the bar, about their simplest go-to cocktails — no more than three ingredients-ish (does garnish count? We remained agnostic on this point).
And guess what? There wasn't a single repeat in their answers! From the Champagne-driven (Pomegranate Bellini!) to the classic (a Negroni is always a good answer) come get a dozen great drinks to add to your repertoire.
I was traveling last week for a conference and met up with some old friends for drinks. Most of us ordered interesting-sounding house cocktails (Lavender + Pisco!) but one friend ordered vodka and seltzer water. The crowd pounced: Vodka?! Who drinks vodka anymore?
The art of the 3-ingredient cocktail is perhaps the best way for a budding home mixologist to get into the act. We love our complicated cocktails, infused and smoked and shaken within an inch of their icy little lives, but we leave them to the bar experts; the simplest drinks are the best ones to make with a limited home liquor cabinet, especially on a casual Friday night at home. These simple drinks include such classics as the Liberté Cocktail (Lillet Blanc, gin, and orange bitters), and the Gold Rush (bourbon, lemon, and honey). What about you? What's your favorite 3-ingredient tipple?
It's cocktail week here in the Kitchn! Practical gal that I am, I thought I would just leap to the most important piece of information you'll need when it comes to cocktails: the hangover cure. I'll share mine, if you'll share yours!
Q: I am hosting a networking event for friends and friends of friends from different circles. I would like to have a nice little tray of "mandatory" shots near the door, ready for everyone. At this kind of of event a little social lubricant is necessary and I thought shots would be the perfect vehicle.
So many desserts, so little time! This week I have wanted every sweet that’s
been posted from the Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake to all the desserts made with ricotta and mascarpone. In turn, I have my own instant
boozy dessert — one that works just as well for when I’m hanging solo as it does at the end of
a dinner party. My hard and fast Rum Raisin
Ice Cream only calls for three simple ingredients. When combined, I guarantee
you they deliver pure culinary bliss.