Beverage Recipes & Ideas
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The Best Non-Alcoholic Beer, Wine, and Spirits for Sipping and Celebrating
These will instantly improve your mocktail game.
Aug 8, 2023
3-Ingredient Honey-Bourbon Gold Rush
The Gold Rush cocktail is about to become your new go-to drink.
Aug 7, 2023
How to Make Starbucks’ Famous Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso at Home
We have a lot of thoughts on how to do it best.
Aug 7, 2023
This Copycat Pink Drink Tastes Better than the Real Thing
The most delicious alternative to the popular Starbucks drink.
Aug 7, 2023
Cold Brewed Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)
At taco trucks, my drink of choice is always jamaica, that bright red brew that is a little tart, a little sweet and totally refreshing on a hot day. Made with dried hibiscus flowers, jamaica is easy enough to make at home, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered how much tastier — and even simpler! — it can be when you cold-brew it overnight in the refrigerator.
Aug 3, 2023
This Portable, All-In-One Gadget Takes the Hassle Out of Making Cold Brew at Home
Your mornings will never be the same.
Aug 3, 2023
The $35 Cold Brew Find for the Easiest Summer Mornings
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Especially for the triple-digit weather.
Aug 2, 2023
Creamy French Mustard Chicken
Mustard works its magic on braised chicken.
Jul 30, 2023
Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup
Based off a soup so good, its memory outlasted the memory of the person I ate it with.
Jul 29, 2023
How To Make Fruit Vodkas
It’s no pretty jar of jam or row of canned tomatoes, I know, but I suspect that making your own fruit-flavored vodkas might just be the most fun way to preserve. It’s very easy and simple; choose some ripe fruits, cover them with vodka, and wait for a few days until the vodka tastes good.
Jul 29, 2023
The “Painkiller” Cocktail Will Definitely Cure Whatever Ails You
It’s fruity, boozy, and ice-cold.
Jul 29, 2023
Sparkling Spritz Punch Is the Easiest Drink to Serve a Thirsty Crowd
Aperol spritz, but make it punch!
Jul 29, 2023
Ginger Kombucha
Kombucha and ginger are a dynamic duo of superhero proportions. Kombucha is delightfully tart and fizzy; ginger brings a warm and spicy side-kick punch. I’ve been brewing batches of kombucha for years now, and I’ve spent many many of those batches in a quest to find my perfect recipe for ginger kombucha. In the end, you can’t beat simplicity: super-fresh ginger in every bottle.
Jul 28, 2023
I Tried the Viral Jam Water Recipe
It’s shockingly good.
Jul 28, 2023
Miranda Lambert's "Bluebird" Cocktail Is for Bourbon Lovers
It's ultra refreshing.
Jul 27, 2023
These Boozy Capri-Sun Slushies Are a Childhood Favorite All Grown-Up
I may never use a cocktail glass again.
Jul 26, 2023
Weekend Recipe: Sauerbraten for Oktoberfest
It’s that time of the year when people around the world go to German beer halls and German restaurants to celebrate Oktoberfest. Are you in the mood to try some homemade German cuisine this weekend? Try sauerbraten! The word means “sour roast,” and the dish is a roast beef that is marinated in vinegar and then braised. In the old days, sauerbraten was made with venison or horsemeat; today, most people use beef.
Jul 25, 2023
Hot Spiced Drink from Indonesia: Bandrek
From our recent posts, we know that many of you love masala chai as much as we do. Here’s another aromatic, spiced beverage to try. Indonesian bandrek doesn’t contain tea, but it features many of the same ingredients, such as cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Simmer a pot of this on the stove, and your house will smell amazing. (It’s also an excellent sore throat soother!)Bandrek comes from the Sundanese people of Java.
Jul 25, 2023
I Tried Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade Margarita and Have a Lot of Thoughts
If you can handle the heat, this cocktail might be for you.
Jul 23, 2023
The Best Wines for Sangria, According to Our Wine Expert
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Tip: $10 should be the MAX you spend.
Jul 22, 2023
Ranch Water Is a Refreshing, Dead-Simple Cocktail
Three ingredients, with a side of folklore.
Jul 20, 2023
This Watermelon Smoothie Is the Tangy-Sweet Refresher Your Summer Needs
It will be a go-to all summer long.
Jul 20, 2023
5-Minute Vegan Breakfast Smoothie
If you’re short on time in the morning, there’s nothing quite as fast or as tasty as a fruit smoothie. But smoothies do seem to have one drawback: Are they ever as filling as a proper breakfast? The answer is yes — they can be! It’s all a matter of adding the right ingredients for a smoothie that’s equal parts convenient, delicious, and satisfying.
Jul 19, 2023
Uncorked: Our Editors’ Favorite Warm-Weather Wine Gadgets
They keep your wine chilled even on the hottest days.
Jul 17, 2023
We Tried the Viral "French Press Sangria"
Get your spritz on!
Jul 16, 2023
The Ultra-Chic Magnetic Organizer That Instantly Corralled My Coffee Filters
Stylish and functional? Yes please!
Jul 14, 2023
This Vietnamese Coffee Has Me Reconsidering Everything I’ve Ever Known About Coffee — And It’s on Sale Today
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“Pouring the water over the filter, I could tell a good mug was heading my way.”
Jul 11, 2023
I’m a Former Barista, and This Is the One Coffee Maker You Should Buy This Prime Day
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This one-touch brewing system makes regular coffee and espresso, with blend-specific brewing that ensures each cup is cafe quality.
Jul 12, 2023
Prime Day Is Buzzing with Tons of Deals for Coffee Lovers, Including Keurig, Breville, and Nespresso
Up your coffee game this Prime Day with the coffee maker of your dreams!
Jul 12, 2023
This Trader Joe’s $10 French Rosé Is the Only Wine We’re Drinking
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It comes from arguably the #1 region for rosé, Provence.
Jul 10, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Unfinished Bottle of Wine
We'll never make this mistake again.
Jul 9, 2023
The Paper Plane Cocktail Is Like an Aperol Spritz But Boozier
It's the most refreshing and interesting cocktail I know.
Jul 8, 2023
How To Make a Pan Sauce from Steak Drippings
Don't let a morsel of pan drippings go to waste.
Jul 7, 2023
I Only Drink My Coffee With Oat Milk, And This Is The Brand I Can’t Live Without
I recommend their discovery pack.
Jul 7, 2023
The Secret to a Smoother Cocktail? Sushi Rice!
Hear us out.
Jul 7, 2023
Lemon Balm Tea
Are you looking for a little boost this time of year? If you’re looking for a tea that calms your nerves and lifts your mood, have this lemon balm tea. It’s made with a blend of herbs including oatstraw, rose hips, lavender, orange peel, and lemon balm, a cheery plant with a long history of raising our spirits. Sipping this tea will surely brighten those dreary days.
Jul 6, 2023
I’ve Used This Coffee Maker for 15 Years — It’s Ruined Me for All Other Machines
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It makes a full pot in four minutes flat!
Jul 5, 2023
How To Brew Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is often described as being between green tea and black tea, so it makes sense that steeping techniques usually fall somewhere in the middle, too. Oolong tea comes in different oxidation levels and leaf shapes, so there is no one-size-fits-all method for steeping. This is also a wonderful tea for re-steeping, and you can discover new aromas and flavors with each new infusion. Oolong tea is often steeped in an Asian-style gaiwan or a clay Yixing teapot.
Jun 30, 2023
How To Clean a Coffee or Spice Grinder
I use my blade grinder a lot for grinding coffee and spices, and I used to find it almost impossible to keep it clean. The oils from coffee build up into a residue that can go funky and rancid, and if you switch it up and grind some spices, well, then things can get really messy. Then I learned a quick trick for blotting up those oils and spice fragments. Use rice to clean your coffee or spice grinder; grind the rice until it is pulverized, then wipe the inside clean with a paper towel.
Jun 30, 2023
Coffee Cake Tip: Two Loaf Pans = One Baking Dish
We have a favorite sour cream-pecan coffee cake that is made in a loaf pan, as so many breakfast breads and coffee cakes are. It makes two loaf pans, specifically. But we only have one loaf pan, and we needed to bake the whole batch of batter quickly for a crowd.The solution? A 9×13 baking dish. The batter that fills two loaf pans is perfect for one baking dish.
Jun 29, 2023
My New Favorite Cold Brew Has Saved My Mornings — And Helps a Doggone Good Cause (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)
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The blend has notes of dark chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker, hazelnut, and vanilla bean, making it perfect for sipping.
Jun 29, 2023
Bethenny Frankel Just Showed Off the Ultimate Iced Coffee Hack for Cafe-Quality Cups at Home
The "Real Housewives" star knows what she's talking about.
Jun 26, 2023
12 Small-Space-Friendly Wine Refrigerators Under $1000
Keeping your favorite bottles chilled without sacrificing a ton of money or space just got a whole lot easier.
Jun 23, 2023
The Hemingway Daiquiri
It was at El Floridita that Ernest Hemingway conducted his love affair with the daiquiri. During his many stints in Cuba, where he escaped to and from his home in Key West, Florida, the writer was known to post up in a favorite corner of this Havana watering hole and quaff glass after glass of barman Constantino Ribalaigua Vert’s simple, sublime concoctions of rum, lime, sugar, and ice.
Jun 20, 2023
10 Warm Drinks That’ll Soothe Your Throat During Cold Season
From citrusy teas, to tonics, steamers, and more, these are the drinks I turn to during cold season.
Jun 20, 2023
This 4-Ingredient Strawberry Margarita Comes in a Pitcher. Could It Be Any Better? No.
I love throwing parties. I hate how much work it is to throw a party. So over the years I’ve picked up a few shortcuts to make the job a little easier. My favorite of which is: pitcher drinksfridgeYou only need four ingredients: frozen limeade concentrate, fresh strawberries, basil leaves, and tequila. I’ve made lots of pitcher drink recipes over the years, but one of the simplest, and one of the best loved, is my strawberry basil margaritas.
Jun 18, 2023
I Tried Reba McEntire’s “Strange Juice” Cocktail, and It’s the Refreshing Drink You Need This Summer
“It’s citrusy and sweet, and makes for a refreshing drink whether you’re hosting a party midday or just hanging out in your backyard for a summer night.”
Jun 16, 2023
These Colorful Glass Straws Make Sipping So Much Better and Now All My Friends Want Them Too
They make the perfect housewarming gift, too!
Jun 15, 2023
This Unique $6 Drinking Glass Is My Favorite Kitchen Purchase and I Use It Every Single Day
I love how it elevates my morning iced coffee.
Jun 15, 2023
How to Make Beet Kvass
Have you ever tried beet kvass? Earthy, salty, sour, and sweet, this jewel-toned lacto-fermented beverage is full of probiotic goodness. Plus it’s ridiculously easy and affordable to brew right on your kitchen counter. Making beet kvass is similar to the process of making sauerkraut, traditional dill pickles, and kimchi.
Jun 14, 2023
I Tried the Viral Diet Coke and Espresso Drink, and It’s the Midday Pick-Me-Up We All Need
It can definitely provide a boost of energy for those needing it.
Jun 14, 2023
I Went on a Quest to Make the Perfect Egg Cream. Here's the Final Recipe.
It's equal parts magic and chocolate syrup.
Jun 12, 2023
We're Drinking This Popular 3-Ingredient Brazilian Cocktail All Summer
No shaker (or fancy tools) required.
Jun 8, 2023
Fire Cider
Have you heard of fire cider? The first time I encountered this traditional folk recipe, I have to admit I was terrified. Horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, hot peppers, and spices infused in apple cider vinegar? To drink? It took me years before I tried it, but you can be braver than me. It’s worth it! Plus you can use fire cider in so many ways — from cold cure to cooking to cocktails. Hot, pungent, sour, and sweet, fire cider is certainly not for the faint of heart.
Jun 4, 2023
This Aperol Spritz Hack Is Now My Go-To Summer Cocktail
No glasses required!
Jun 2, 2023
The Best Boozy Father’s Day Gifts (Because Dad Could Use a Drink!)
He's earned a pint or two!
Jun 1, 2023
I Found an Effortless New Way to Make Barista-Worthy Cold Brew and I’m Never Going Back
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Fresh cold brew in under 24 hours.
May 30, 2023
This Clever $7 Find Prevents Wine Glasses from Breaking in Your Dishwasher
My days of hand-washing wine glasses are numbered.
May 30, 2023
Forget the Aperol Spritz: This Summer It’s About the Hugo
Bright, bubbly, and refreshing.
May 27, 2023
12 Cocktails to Kick Off the Weekend
Is there any greater time of the week than Friday happy hour? The work week is finally done, but the weekend to-do list — filled with errands, events, and obligations — has yet to begin. It’s basically your free pass for the week. So why not mark this magic hour or two with a fabulous cocktail … or two? Here are 12 of our favorites that are sure to get your weekend off to a good start.
May 25, 2023
10 Easy Whiskey Drinks to Make at Home
It doesn't take a lot of fancy footwork to make a really good whiskey cocktail.
May 25, 2023
15 Fresh, Simple Cocktails for Spring
It’s springtime, the air is fresh, the sun is out. Time to sit out on the balcony (or patio, or fire escape…) with a glass of something cold in hand. This is the time of year when we like to begin dinner parties with an easy, crowd-friendly drink — perhaps a pitcher of strawberry-basil margaritas, or a simple whiskey sour.
May 25, 2023
Drinking a Dash of Vinegar: 10 Shrub Recipes for the Summer
We’re talking all things preservation this week, so while you’re readying a batch of pickled vegetables why not mix a little of that vinegar into your next drink or cocktail as well? A roundup of shrewd shrubs to wet your palate await.Drinking vinegar is back in vogue and it’s not just because its distinct zing can curl your mustache. Mixing a tinge of vinegar into your drink or cocktail can add some complexity and savory overtones that may just have you coming back for more.
May 25, 2023
15 Make-Ahead Pitcher Cocktails to Sip All Summer
Every summer shindig needs a refreshing cocktail. And since summer is a time for kicking back and relaxing, skip the made-to-order drinks — it's time for pitcher cocktails!
May 25, 2023
10 Easy Sangrias for Fall
Here are a few sangrias that are perfect for autumn, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and everything in between.
May 25, 2023
10 of Our Most Popular Pitcher Cocktails of 2017
These big-batch drinks will keep the party going all night long.
May 25, 2023