Cocktail Recipes & Ideas
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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
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
The Boulevardier Cocktail Is a Cozier, Winter Version of a Negroni
It couldn't be easier to make.
Oct 28, 2021
The Espresso Martini Is Making a Comeback — And We've Got the Best Recipe
Shaken not stirred, please.
Oct 23, 2021
Kir Royale Is the Fancy Two-Ingredient Cocktail You Need to Know
The classic cocktail is fruity, bubbly, and a cinch to make.
Oct 23, 2021
This Festive Fall Sangria Is the Best Make-Ahead Cocktail
The combination of Pinot Grigio, apples, citrus, ginger, and cinnamon is perfect.
Oct 2, 2021
Sangria Shrub Punch Is Spritzy and Celebratory
It's the ultimate dinner party cocktail.
Sep 18, 2021
This Easy, Foolproof Shandy Recipe Is Endlessly Customizable
Make one tonight!
Sep 16, 2021
These 4-Ingredient Chickpea Fries Are the French Snack Everyone Should Know
Bonus: They're gluten-free and vegan.
Sep 16, 2021
The Art of the Perfectly Crispy Crostini
The topping is only as good as the bread below it.
Sep 13, 2021
Washington Apple Is the Perfect Cocktail to Welcome Fall
Let's face it: Rosé is no longer an all-day affair.
Sep 8, 2021
These New Virtual Cooking Classes Are So Much Better Than Zoom Happy Hours
Upgrade your chef skills with just one click.
Sep 8, 2021
It's All About the Sweet-Sticky Sauce in These Cocktail Meatballs
Jellied cranberry + chili sauce = match made in heaven.
Aug 28, 2021
This 5-Ingredient Pitcher Cocktail Is the Spritz of the Summer
It's impossibly easy and oh-so refreshing.
Jul 8, 2021
This Hibiscus Mezcal Pitcher Cocktail Will Be the Star of Your Summer Gatherings
When the tart, sweet flavor of hibiscus combines with the smokiness of mezcal, you get one irresistible cocktail.
Jul 2, 2021
9 Cocktails to Make When It’s Storming Out
Oh, August. With its temperamental days that alternate between wet blanket and just plain old wet, it may be the month of summer we love the least — or is it? Just because lightning’s flashing, thunder’s cracking, and rain is crashing down, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. In fact, it may be the perfect excuse to stay inside, put up your feet, and mix up a cocktail.
Jun 20, 2021
How To Make the Best Moscow Mules at Home
They're the perfect mix of simple and sophisticated.
Jun 20, 2021
These Alcoholic Strawberries Taste Like Delicious, Bite-Sized Daiquiris
Recipe Review
I initially wrote off alcoholic strawberries as one for the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” column. But I underestimated the boozy treat.
May 25, 2021
15 Thoughtful (And Useful!) Father’s Day Gifts from Nordstrom — Starting at Just $17
Psst...number 2 will definitely secure your spot as his favorite child!
May 17, 2021
Ginger-Mint Juleps with Fresh Pineapple Are a Sweet & Spicy Take on the Classic
The ultimate Kentucky Derby sipper.
Apr 26, 2021
This Classic 3-Ingredient Gin Cocktail Is Easy to Make and Easier to Sip
It's oh-so refreshing and perfectly sweet.
Apr 29, 2021
How to Make the Mint Julep Mocktail That’s Served at Churchill Downs
It's tasty and celebratory, and you can drink it all day long without the impact of slogging bourbon for hours on end.
Apr 26, 2021
14 Pitcher Cocktails Perfect for Easter Brunch
These drinks are as celebratory as they are seasonal.
Feb 16, 2021
This 2-Minute, 2-Ingredient Dessert Is All I’m Making for St. Patrick’s Day
This year, order takeout and make this almost-instant treat.
Mar 16, 2021
These 2-Ingredient Ranch Pinwheels Are Buttery, Garlicky, Herby Perfection
And they couldn't be easier to make.
Mar 5, 2021
Of Course Ina Garten Has the Best Cocktail Recipe for Super Bowl Sunday
Ina's drinking a frozen Paloma on Super Bowl Sunday, and you should too!
Feb 24, 2021
How To Make the Perfect Mimosa
The only recipe you'll ever need.
Feb 4, 2021
I Found My New Favorite Candle and It Smells Just Like Freshly Brewed Coffee
The brand also sells cocktail and tea-inspired candles!
Jan 14, 2021
Essential Bar Ingredient: Rosemary Simple Syrup
Many cocktail recipes for the spring and summer call for the addition of simple syrup. Even better is when the recipe calls for a flavored simple syrup, such as rosemary. This recipe is very easy to make, and your kitchen will smell so good while you’re making it. This is taken from the May 2007 issue of Southern Living magazine. Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 4 fresh rosemary sprigs Preparation Stir together first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
Dec 31, 2020
This Is How to Make Mulled Wine Ahead of Time
The coziest cocktail just got even easier.
Dec 22, 2020
Ina Garten’s Cheesy Puff Pastry Batons Are So Good, I’ve Made Them Every Single Week of Quarantine
Kitchn Love Letters
They taste best with a happy-hour drink in hand.
Dec 7, 2020
The 10 Best Ciders, Hard Seltzers, Canned Cocktails, and More — For 2020 and Beyond
Kitchn Essentials, Bar Edition
Including the cutest little Old Fashioned!
Nov 20, 2020
This Is Our Official Thanksgiving 2020 Cocktail
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
We think you deserve something that has some punch.
Nov 17, 2020
Sorghum Syrup Is the Flavorful Upgrade Your Fall Cocktails Need
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
It's earthy, sweet, and perfect for taking your fall cocktails to the next level.
Nov 16, 2020
Slow Cooker Spiked Mulled Cider
What's better than mulled apple cider? Mulled apple cider spiked with bourbon, brandy, or rum.
Oct 24, 2020
19 Mixers and Garnishes That Will Make You Feel Like a Bartender (While Drinking at Home)
Kitchn Essentials, Bar Edition
Including our favorite bloody Mary mix and the best cherries of all time!
Nov 5, 2020
How To Make Sausage Balls, the Easy Retro Appetizer That Deserves a Comeback
This retro appetizer is made with Bisquick, sausage, and cheese and is a hearty snack or starter.
Oct 27, 2020
This Cosa Nostra Combines the Best of Classic Italian and American Cocktails
Consider it an Italian Old Fashioned.
Oct 22, 2020
The Kids Are Asleep and the World Is on Fire: A Love Letter to Uncool White Russians
Personal Essay
"I took a sip and melted into the couch. Never had I felt so held by a beverage."
Sep 25, 2020
These Are Our Favorite Holiday Sangria Recipes of All Time
These big-batch cocktails make entertaining so much easier.
Sep 17, 2020
15 Easy Rum Drinks to Make at Home
Make happy hour feel like vacation.
Sep 1, 2020
This Is the Quickest Frozen Strawberry Margarita You’ll Ever Make
You're just two ingredients away from the easiest boozy thirst-quencher.
Aug 17, 2020