Cocktail Recipes & Ideas
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I Tried Reba McEntire’s “Strange Juice” Cocktail, and It’s the Refreshing Drink You Need This SummerRecipes
“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
We're Drinking This Popular 3-Ingredient Brazilian Cocktail All SummerRecipes
No shaker (or fancy tools) required.
Jun 8, 2023
Fire CiderRecipes
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 CocktailRecipes
No glasses required!
Jun 2, 2023
Forget the Aperol Spritz: This Summer It’s About the HugoRecipes
Bright, bubbly, and refreshing.
May 27, 2023
12 Cocktails to Kick Off the WeekendRecipes
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 HomeRecipes
It doesn't take a lot of fancy footwork to make a really good whiskey cocktail.
May 25, 2023
15 Fresh, Simple Cocktails for SpringRecipes
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 SummerRecipes
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
10 Easy Sangrias for FallRecipes
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 2017Recipes
These big-batch drinks will keep the party going all night long.
May 25, 2023
12 Big-Batch Cocktails You Can Make AheadRecipes
When it comes to summer entertaining, we're all about recipes that we can make ahead of time, and that goes for drinks too.
May 25, 2023
I Tried Stanley Tucci’s Controversial “Ginloma” Cocktail, and It’s Now My Go-To Summer CocktailRecipes
“It’s super refreshing and all of the ingredients blend together so well.”
May 19, 2023
Use Fresh Strawberries for the Fruitiest Spring MimosaRecipes
Your next brunch won’t be complete without it!
May 10, 2023
Here’s How to Make a Restaurant-Worthy Spicy Margarita at HomeRecipes
The quickest, easiest method.
Apr 28, 2023
How to Make a Perfectly Frosty Mint JulepRecipes
Made for sipping on hot summer days.
Apr 21, 2023
The Simplest Way to Make Any Drink Feel Immediately Fancier (Even Water!)
It’s stealth wealth, but for ice.
Apr 11, 2023
If You Loved Hot Cocoa Bombs, You’ll Want to Try These Ingenious Cocktail VersionsGroceries
Make mimosas, margaritas, mojitos, and more.
Apr 3, 2023
12 Things to Drink on St. Patrick’s Day (Besides Green Beer)Recipes
From boozy favorites to family-friendly beverages, these will leave you green with envy.
Mar 13, 2023
23 Delicious Valentine’s Day Food Gifts You Can Buy Online
Date night just got so much better.
Jan 17, 2023
The Brand Behind Our Favorite “Secret Sauce” Launched a Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Kit for Dry January
This NA kit gives you more than the original (and costs less).
Jan 5, 2023
25 Swanky Cocktails for New Year’s EveRecipes
Toast to the last night of the year in style.
Dec 6, 2022
Rompope Is a Celebratory and Easy-to-Customize Drink Recipes
It's similar to eggnog and tastes delicious hot or cold.
Dec 21, 2022
Ina Garten Says This Is the “Perfect” Holiday CocktailRecipes
And we'd never disagree with Ina.
Dec 12, 2022
White Russians and The Big LebowskiRecipes
A rich and satisfying after-dinner drink blended from vodka, coffee liqueur, and light cream, the White Russian could almost be said to have it all. A one-stop source of alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and milk fat, the only legal substance it lacks is nicotine. The Coen brothers’ cult comedy classic, The Big Lebowski (1998), is a trippy, California-noir, loosely inspired by The Big Sleep (1946).
Dec 13, 2022
Buttered Rum Eggnog Cake May Be the Savior Your Holiday Dessert Table NeedsRecipes
You'll want to keep this one handy every year.
Dec 8, 2022
These 25 Wintery Cocktails Are Extra FestiveRecipes
And they couldn't be easier to make.
Nov 17, 2022
How To Make a Classic Hot ToddyRecipes
It's the ultimate cozy cocktail.
Nov 28, 2022
Christmas Jello Shots Will Be the Hit of Every PartyRecipes
They're bound to bring a smile to even the grumpiest Grinch.
Nov 17, 2022
Acid League’s Funky Cocktail Bundle Is Turning Me Into a Bartender
It does the bartending work for you!
Nov 2, 2022
Matcha Martinis Are All the Rage — Here’s Everything You Need to Make Your OwnRecipes
No serious bartending skills required!
Oct 27, 2022
I’ll Never Go Back to Regular Ice After Using This Game-Changing Ice MoldTools
You'll never go back to regular cubes!
Oct 18, 2022
Fuzzy Navel Wine CoolerRecipes
It’s time to give the classic wine cooler an at-home update, and it doesn’t need any bizarre ingredients or neon coloring agents. Like the original, this remake delivers sweet, ripe peach flavors accented by a dash of fresh orange. As it turns out, peach schnapps and OJ are the PB&J of the drinks industry. Unlike some wine spritzers, the Fuzzy Navel has a true history in bars and homes across America.
Oct 2, 2022
Pomegranate Martini Is Sweet-Tart Perfection in a GlassRecipes
You just need four ingredients and some ice.
Sep 30, 2022
The Classic Rob Roy Is the Perfect Fall CocktailRecipes
Scotch may not be your usual drink, but stir it with some sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters, and you may just find you like it.
Sep 28, 2022
An Aviation Cocktail Is a Celebration of Gin and Créme de VioletteRecipes
Relive the golden age of air travel with this easy cocktail.
Sep 24, 2022
How to Make the Perfect CosmopolitanRecipes
Carrie would definitely approve.
Sep 23, 2022
Smooth & Citrusy Winter Cocktail: Orange Old-FashionedRecipes
This week I thought about pitting two cocktails against each other in honor of the Super Bowl. Then I realized this is the 10-Minute Happy Hour, emphasis on the minute, and two cocktails wouldn’t quite fit our need for speed. Instead I chose one ultimate cocktail that will have you coming out the victor — no matter which team you’re rooting for. Like any drink, if you begin with quality ingredients, you’ll end up with much better results.
Sep 22, 2022
These Tulip Glasses Will Replace Half the Glasses on Your Bar Cart
Make some room on your bar cart.
Sep 21, 2022
My Kind of Spring Drink Recipe: Strawberry Gin SmashRecipes
With more sunshine, my end-of-day goal is to spend a few moments putzing in my garden. This means dinner consists of simple recipes, served with easy but delicious drinks, like smashes. These smashes make up a whole new world of cocktails with endless options for muddling, mixing, and of course sipping. This one is just perfect for today’s 10-Minute Happy Hour.
Sep 20, 2022
Bonnie's MSG Martini Is the Best Cocktail You'll Ever MakeRecipes
The level of umami is irresistible.
Sep 20, 2022
I Tried the Infamous Coffee Pot Cocktail the Internet Is Obsessed With and Here’s Where It Goes WrongRecipes
"While this recipe is a very easy process, I think the addition of a few more ingredients wouldn’t make this recipe any more difficult, and the end result might be all that much tastier."
Sep 14, 2022
How To Make a Classic Whiskey SourRecipes
A fast and fancy at-home cocktail you can serve all year long. Egg white included!
Sep 13, 2022
How To Make Red Wine SangriaRecipes
Pull a pitcher from the fridge as guests arrive and no one needs much encouragement to start pouring glasses.
Sep 4, 2022
Sweet Tea and Bourbon Pitcher CocktailRecipes
Is there anything more Southern than sweet tea and bourbon? Well, what if you were to mix these two together to make the ultimate Southern sipper?
Sep 4, 2022
How To Make Homemade BittersRecipes
From the medicine cabinet to the bar, bitters have a long history of curing ailments and flavoring drinks. Though they may seem mysterious, at heart, bitters are simply bitter and aromatic herbs and spices infused or tinctured in spirits. Combining the various flavors is where the fun part comes in. Here’s a primer to making your own bitters at home, which you can use in cocktails, sodas, cooking, and even as digestive aids.
Aug 30, 2022
How To Make the Ultimate Frozen MargaritasRecipes
It all starts with your summer secret weapon: homemade limeade concentrate.
Aug 21, 2022
Non-Alcoholic SangriaRecipes
My favorite thing about sangria, the Spanish punch, isn’t actually the wine or spirits; it’s the luscious assortment of fruit that gets ladled into each glass. I love how refreshing it is to sip, and munch, on a warm day, and I’ve often felt bad that my teetotaling partner hasn’t been able to enjoy it. I developed this non-alcoholic version with him in mind, and discovered that I like it just as much as the real thing.
Aug 20, 2022
How To Make Classic French MadeleinesRecipes
A perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea.
Aug 19, 2022
The Best Kirkland Liquors to Buy at CostcoGroceries
Budget booze! Including the vodka ... and beyond.
Aug 17, 2022
My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin CocktailRecipes
Recently friends of ours got married in a remote, a.k.a. no cell service, Catskill’s resort. This resulted in a long overdue trek through New York’s Hudson Valley. We hadn’t been back in those parts since I graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1999. The long weekend road trip right on the heels of a late spring heatwave and a tiny bottle of homemade Limoncello became the inspiration for this week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour.
Aug 17, 2022
I Tried Martha Stewart’s Signature Cocktail at Her New Restaurant and It’s Just as Good as You’d Expect It to BeRecipes
It’s a beautiful presentation that packs a potent punch — much like everyone’s favorite domestic goddess!
Aug 15, 2022
How To Make Grenadine Syrup from ScratchRecipes
Grenadine is that bright red, super sweet syrup that helps put the sun in a Tequila Sunrise, makes a Shirley Temple blush, or improve holiday cocktails. It also occasionally puts the cherry in cherry cokes, but actually, grenadine is traditionally made from pomegranates (grenadine is French for pomegranate) and has a lot more going for it when you make your own.
Aug 15, 2022
The Classic Negroni Cocktail Is the Perfect SipRecipes
It's sexy, smooth, and perfect for happy hour tonight.
Aug 8, 2022
I Tried the Corona Sunrise Hack and It's My Go-To Happy Hour CocktailRecipes
It's foolproof and looks gorgeous.
Aug 5, 2022
Here's How to Make a Much Better Apple Martini at HomeRecipes
Pass on that neon green appletini at the bar.
Aug 2, 2022
Ina's Pomegranate Spritzer Is the Best Way to Beat the Summer HeatRecipes
You'll want to bring out the giant martini glass for this one.
Jul 30, 2022
My New Favorite Cocktail Is Hangover-Proof and Perfect for Summer (and It’s on Sale!)
Choose from 10 delicious flavors (including one that transports you to an island getaway!)
Jul 21, 2022
Martha Stewart's 4-Ingredient Tequila Cocktail Is Summer in a GlassRecipes
"If you prefer your drinks lighter and sweeter, the Cointreau Kiss may be the perfect fit for you."
Jul 17, 2022
What Is Mezcal? And How Is It Different from Tequila?Skills
The two are related but definitely not the same!
Jun 21, 2022
This Rum Runner Tastes Like a Tropical Beach VacationRecipes
A boozy, fruity cocktail to enjoy all summer long.
Jun 8, 2022
We Asked 5 LGBTQIA+ Drink Experts to Share Their Favorite Canned CocktailsGroceries
Did your favorite make the list?
Jun 2, 2022
The Rickie Vasquez Rickey Cocktail Is All About the Spirit of Queer RepresentationRecipes
I’ve added a spot of fruity-and-floral crème de cassis to give the Gin Rickey a fabulous purply hue.
Jun 1, 2022
This Gingery Pineapple and Rum Collins Embraces the Spirit of Queer RebellionRecipes
Inspired by a conversation I had with Tree Sequoia, a bartender who was at the Stonewall Inn that night, June 28, 1969.
Jun 1, 2022
An Elegant Play on the Manhattan with a Hint of Apricot Captures the Spirit of Freedom for LGBTQRecipes
A deft combination of Amontillado sherry with apricot liqueur in Tiffanie Barriere’s homage to Alain Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar.
Jun 1, 2022