Cocktail Recipes & Ideas
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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
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
Can You Really Make Crystal-Clear Ice Cubes With Boiling Water?
Whether you have a built-in ice maker in the freezer or you make ice cubes the old fashioned way, you’ve probably noticed that your ice cubes appear cloudy and opaque. But, go to a restaurant or fancy cocktail bar and you’re likely to find crystal-clear cubes sitting on the bottom of the glass. Ever wonder how that happens? Well, there could be an easy way to get super crystal-clear ice at home. The ice that comes out of your freezer is usually milky-colored, not clear. Why?
Dec 31, 2020
Cocktail Conundrums: How Much Is Actually In a Dash?
Like any cocktail enthusiast worth her margarita’s salt, I know the difference bitters make in drinks. In fact, my home bar is stocked with 14 different varieties, including a citrus trio I made myself. Despite my ardor for the botanical-laced infusions, I’ve often wondered if I’m measuring them correctly into my cocktails, because, what the heck is a dash, anyway? To figure this out, I set up a very scientific experiment in my kitchen.
Dec 31, 2020
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
Keep This Sparkling Spiked Peach Lemonade in Your Fridge at All Times
It's the ultimate summer pitcher cocktail.
Aug 9, 2020
10 Easy Gin Drinks to Make at Home
If you have a bottle of gin on your bar cart and you're not sure what to make, start here.
Jul 27, 2020
I Discovered Pimm’s as a Student in London and Now It’s My Go-To Summer Cocktail — Here’s Why
It's Pimm's o'Clock, and everyone's invited!
Jul 20, 2020
Take a Beach Vacation at Home with a 3-Ingredient Piña Colada
Tiny umbrella not required, but encouraged.
Jul 13, 2020
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ice (Yes, Ice)
Everything you never knew you wanted to know about ice.
Jul 16, 2020
The Income Tax Cocktail
Yes, believe it or not, there really is a drink called the Income Tax cocktail. And what better day than Tax Day to give this gin-based classic a try?
Jul 14, 2020
Here's How to Make the Best (Boozy) Dole Whip at Home
You'll be wishing upon a star that you found this recipe sooner.
Jun 30, 2020
Summer Travel Is Canceled, but These Vacation-Inspired Cocktails Are Not
With summer travel on pause, these cocktails will help you enter vacation mode at home.
Jun 30, 2020
Biscoff Simple Syrup Is the Cocktail Flavor Booster You Didn't Know You Needed
Mix it with a mini-bottle and crisp ginger ale for an air travel-inspired cocktail.
Jun 29, 2020
This Frozen Guava Piña Colada Will Whisk You Away to the Beach
Mimic vacation vibes with this refreshing sipper.
Jun 29, 2020
Make a Bottomless Batch of This Cruise-Inspired Cocktail
It's an easy way to re-create vacation vibes.
Jun 29, 2020
Aperol and Rosé Combine in This European Vacation-Inspired Spritz
Bring a little slice of Europe home with this effervescent sipper.
Jun 29, 2020
I'm a Sober Bartender, and the Word "Mocktail" Has to Go
The Sober Bartender
Introducing my guests to the new way of drinking (or not drinking) has helped make me a better bartender.
Jun 23, 2020
A Summery Strawberry Punch for Juneteenth
It's loaded with strawberry flavor, slightly sweet, and the perfect way to cool off from the summer heat.
Jun 19, 2020
Does Liquor Ever Expire? Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Q: True or False? Spirits are completely shelf stable. Unlike wine, which can sometimes develop an off taste during storage, or rapidly go downhill once it’s been opened, liquor will keep indefinitely.A: Well, yes and no. Read on to learn how to get the most out of your favorite bottle.
Jun 13, 2020
This Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Is the Best Way to Cool Down This Summer
A true three-ingredient delight.
Jun 10, 2020
What’s the Difference Between Whiskey and Bourbon?
I recently took a two-part cocktail class where we learned all about bitters, shrubs, and syrups. At the beginning of the class, we were asked to introduce ourselves and mention our liquor of choice. My answer: anything brown. Once the class got going, my vodka-loving tablemate mentioned she’s never understood the difference between whiskey and bourbon. Turns out: it’s really quite simple.
Jun 4, 2020
17 Summery Brunch Cocktails Worth Sipping
There’s something about summer that lends itself to long, super-relaxed weekend brunches. The kind of brunch where it feels more than okay to sip on an extra cocktail and linger more than usual. Maybe it’s the hotter days, or maybe it lets us feel like we’re on vacation, even when we’re not. This weekend, move past your go-to mimosas and bellinis. We’ve got 17 cocktails (and mocktails!) that need to part of your summer brunch plans!
May 26, 2020
The Most Popular Cocktail Recipe in Every State Right Now, According to Google
Does your state seem accurate?
May 14, 2020
This Mixology MasterClass Is Helping Me Take My At-Home Happy Hour to the Next Level
Zoom cocktail party, here I come!
May 14, 2020
I Used to Think Canned Cocktails Were Lame, Now They’re Actually … Delightful
Staying Home
It's like someone else making a drink just for you.
May 14, 2020
5 Reasons Why You Should Try a Margarita Without Orange Liqueur
What’s in a margarita — a good one? Tequila, of course. Agave syrup or another sweetener. Lime juice is critical. And triple sec, right? Not so fast. If you’ve never tried a margarita without Cointreau, triple sec, or another orange liqueur, may I gently suggest you do so? When it comes to margaritas, I’m a minimalist. Here are five reasons why orange rarely touches my margarita.
May 1, 2020
This Zero-Proof Cocktail Tastes Just Like a Pimm's Cup
And there are plenty of ways to make it.
Apr 28, 2020
5 Super-Simple Tequila Cocktails That Aren’t Margaritas
Go beyond the margarita.
Apr 26, 2020
We’re Calling It: White Claw Slushies Are Going to Be Huge This Summer
Now the big question is what we're going to call this new drink. Clawshie, anyone?
Apr 23, 2020
Recipe: The Blush Wine Cooler
It doesn’t get more classic than sweet White Zinfandel when it comes to wine coolers, and quite honestly, they’ve never tasted better. Whether you’re a White Zinfandel lover, or despise anything labeled “blush,” there’s a reason this sweet pink stunner was the highlight of 1980s drinking culture, and it comes down to taste.
Feb 7, 2020
Recipe: Rosé Lemonade
Rosé season officially starts with that first balmy day in May. Come mid-summer, if you’re a fan of the pink wine, you’ve likely hit it a little too hard. Because when it’s hot and you could be sipping a crisp, cool glass, when is it not rosé o’clock? Let’s be completely honest here — rosé fatigue exists.
Feb 7, 2020
This Batch Cocktail Will Win “Best Pitcher” at Any Oscar Viewing Party
This party-worthy pitcher cocktail evokes red carpet glamour.
Feb 7, 2020
Coconut Eggnog Recipe: Puerto Rican Coquito
You’re either an eggnog person, or you’re not. I’m convinced that most people who say they don’t like it are holding a grudge not against its flavor, but against the fact that it has the potential to get you totally bombed and make your clothes no longer fit all in one go. For me, it’s that slick layer of fat that builds on the roof of my mouth if the eggnog is too fatty.
Feb 3, 2020
Summer Punch Recipe: Chicha Morada
What do you get when you combine purple corn, fruit, and spices? Chicha morada, a refreshing Peruvian punch that just might become your new summer beverage staple! Gloriously-hued chicha morada is an Andean drink made from purple corn, or maíz morado. Maize-based beverages have existed in the region since Pre-Columbian times, and this one has a fruity, tangy, spiced note from the addition of ingredients like pineapple, apple, lime, cinnamon, and cloves.
Feb 3, 2020
Summery Pitcher Cocktail Recipe: Peruvian Pisco Punch
Pisco Punch made with a traditional Peruvian Pisco is the ideal big batch drink to celebrate a warm-weather happy hour. The key ingredient in the classic recipe is gum syrup (an emulsifier using gum arabic that may be difficult to source). When made from scratch, this ingredient wouldn’t exactly work for our 10-minute happy hour, but I easily fixed the problem.
Feb 3, 2020