Cocktail Recipes & Ideas
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Christmas Jello Shots Will Be the Hit of Every Party
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 Own
No serious bartending skills required!
Oct 27, 2022
I’ll Never Go Back to Regular Ice After Using This Game-Changing Ice Mold
You'll never go back to regular cubes!
Oct 18, 2022
Fuzzy Navel Wine Cooler
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.
Oct 2, 2022
Pomegranate Martini Is Sweet-Tart Perfection in a Glass
You just need four ingredients and some ice.
Sep 30, 2022
The Classic Rob Roy Is the Perfect Fall Cocktail
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 Violette
Relive the golden age of air travel with this easy cocktail.
Sep 24, 2022
How to Make the Perfect Cosmopolitan
Carrie would definitely approve.
Sep 23, 2022
Smooth & Citrusy Winter Cocktail: Orange Old-Fashioned
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 Smash
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 Make
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 Wrong
"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 Sour
A fast and fancy at-home cocktail you can serve all year long. Egg white included!
Sep 13, 2022
Sweet Tea and Bourbon Pitcher Cocktail
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 Bitters
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 Margaritas
It all starts with your summer secret weapon: homemade limeade concentrate.
Aug 21, 2022
Non-Alcoholic Sangria
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 Madeleines
A perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea.
Aug 19, 2022
The Best Kirkland Liquors to Buy at Costco
Budget booze! Including the vodka ... and beyond.
Aug 17, 2022
My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin Cocktail
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 Be
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 Scratch
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 Sip
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 Cocktail
It's foolproof and looks gorgeous.
Aug 5, 2022
Here's How to Make a Much Better Apple Martini at Home
Pass on that neon green appletini at the bar.
Aug 2, 2022
Ina's Pomegranate Spritzer Is the Best Way to Beat the Summer Heat
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 Glass
"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?
The two are related but definitely not the same!
Jun 21, 2022
This Rum Runner Tastes Like a Tropical Beach Vacation
A boozy, fruity cocktail to enjoy all summer long.
Jun 8, 2022
We Asked 5 LGBTQIA+ Drink Experts to Share Their Favorite Canned Cocktails
Did your favorite make the list?
Jun 2, 2022
The Rickie Vasquez Rickey Cocktail Is All About the Spirit of Queer Representation
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 Rebellion
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 LGBTQ
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
This Vodka Lemonade Is Ready for Your Summer Happy Hour
A basil simple syrup makes it special.
May 24, 2022
6 Essentials for the Perfect Mimosa
You may think that crafting a mimosa requires nothing more than simply splashing cheap bubbly wine into orange juice, but if you take a little extra time, source quality ingredients, and embrace a creative spirit, you can very easily take this brunch staple to the next level. When shopping for a dry, sparkling wine to use in my mimosas, I tend to stay in the $10 to $25 range. I like to provide a delicious option for those brunch guests, who might want to simply sip on sparkling wine, sans juice.
May 2, 2019
20 Refreshing Fruity Cocktails to Sip All Summer
Bring sunny vibes straight to your couch.
May 3, 2022
Recipe: Captain Palmer Cocktail
Spiced rum doesn’t really scream summer to me, but iced tea sure does! Mix them together and you get a refreshing lemony tea with an adult spin. This cocktail has a lovely spicy kick, perfect for sipping outside on a hot summer eve. Not to mention, it can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes. You may have guessed a Captain Palmer is a spin on the classic Arnold Palmer, a non-alcoholic drink of half iced tea and half lemonade.
May 17, 2022
Friday Cocktail Recipe: The Summer Sage
You got the kids back to school. You survived the 105 degree late-August heat. And now — it’s time for a drink. This cocktail, with red plums, sage, and rye whiskey, is like a grown-up whiskey sour. Rye whiskey, a cousin to Tennessee whiskey (aka Jack Daniels) and bourbon, is a sort of forgotten American classic. Whiskey made from a rye mash has been around for hundreds of years — George Washington used to distill it at Mount Vernon.
May 17, 2022
Trend Spotlight: St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
As the seasons change, so do our tastes in cocktails. As winter ends, we find ourselves pushing the warming, drink-by-the-fireplace libations such as cognac and bourbon to the back of the liquor cabinet and reaching for the lighter, fresher spirits. One such liquor we’ve been in the mood for lately is St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, a new addition to the bar scene and currently a hot commodity.
May 12, 2022
20 Simple Mocktail Recipes That Are Perfect for a Gathering
They're both fruity and festive.
May 6, 2022
The 4 Essential Types of Tequila and How to Use Them
Learn how each variety is special in its own way.
May 5, 2022
How to Properly Salt the Rim of a Glass for Margaritas and More
Here's how to get the perfect amount of salt on the glass.
May 4, 2022
Try This: Cucumber-Infused Rum
We’ve got a fridge full of cucumbers and a vacation coming up in a few days, which means we’re dutifully eating, drinking, and preserving these summer fruits as quickly as we can. Inspired by a recipe from the Two Hot Tamales, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, we also made a cucumber and rum infusion.Using a vegetable peeler, we peeled and sliced a cucumber into thin strips. One could also cut rounds or chunks, but we thought strips might be better for infusing.
May 4, 2022
If You Like a Mint Julep, You'll Love a Whiskey Smash
A simple, refreshing, and totally classic bourbon cocktail.
Apr 30, 2022
9 Margarita Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Summer Long
These refreshing drinks will make you want to stay home for happy hour.
Apr 19, 2022
12 Tax Day Cocktails You Deserve to Drink Tonight
Let's all toast to filing on time.
Apr 12, 2022
Easy Lemon Drop Martini
Sweet, sour, and oh so simple.
Apr 12, 2022
I Bought This Giant Measuring Cup After Watching Ina Garten Use It on Instagram
You need this ... even if you're not much of a cook.
Apr 1, 2022
I Tried the Sarah Jessica Parker-Inspired Wine Cocktail and It’s Even Better than a Cosmo
"As someone who advocates for drinks with the perfect balance of fruity, sweet, and bitter, this drink was truly top-tier!"
Mar 16, 2022
These Black-Owned Wines, Spirits, and Mixers Belong on Your Bar Cart
Make room on your bar cart.
Feb 14, 2022
Chocolate-Covered Cherries
Making this classic candy-store confection is easier than you think.
Jan 30, 2022
This Luxurious Find Is My Secret Weapon for Making Fancy Cocktails at Home
Seltzer lovers, lean in.
Jan 5, 2022
Ron Ponche
The Panamanian custard-style beverage is creamy, spiced perfection.
Dec 21, 2021
British Sausage Rolls
They're the U.K. equivalent to pigs in a blanket.
Dec 15, 2021
Winter Pimm’s Punch
It's refreshingly tart and delicately sweet, with a soft background of warm spices.
Dec 9, 2021
Vanilla Mudslide Cocktail
It's the perfect dessert cocktail.
Dec 8, 2021
Perfect Amaretto Sour
For the best-ever version of the classic, use bourbon.
Nov 16, 2021
Mediterranean-Inspired Turkey Pinwheels
Kids and adults will love them
Nov 15, 2021
Negroni Sbagliato
One mistake led to the perfect twist on the classic Italian cocktail.
Nov 15, 2021
Muhammara Is the Spicy, Sweet, and Tangy Red Pepper Dip You Need to Know About
It's unlike anything you've had before.
Nov 13, 2021
Say Hello to the Ultimate Winter Margarita
This cranberry cocktail is bursting with festive flair.
Nov 12, 2021
Cozy Up to This Sweet and Spicy Tea Hot Toddy
It's our favorite way to warm up this season.
Nov 10, 2021
Do Like the French and Kick Off Your Holiday Party with Candied Cocktail Nuts
Thanksgiving Food Fest.
The sweet-savory mix of maple syrup, cinnamon, and red pepper is simply irresistible.
Nov 3, 2021
This Holiday Sangria Is the Best Way to Stretch a Bottle of Wine
It's the easiest party cocktail.
Nov 2, 2021
Nothing Will Put You in a Festive Mood Faster than a Warm Cup of Navegado
It's the comfort your soul needs.
Oct 31, 2021
Memorize This Recipe for the Perfect White Russian Cocktail
It's the ultimate nightcap or sweet treat.
Oct 30, 2021