Cocktail Recipes & Ideas
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Oscar Night Cocktail Recipe: “The Lincoln” White Whiskey Margarita
When the Oscars roll around, my husband and I usually shrug at the noms since we typically haven’t seen any of the movies. This year, though, the mythical gods of “free-time” shone down on us and we were able to squeeze in a few of the films we usually only hear about. So it seems we will have a reason to actually watch the ceremony for more than the red carpet.
Jan 29, 2020
This Spicy Pineapple Cocktail Will Transport You to the Tropics
You've been warned: It's dangerously sippable.
Jan 29, 2020
Summer Cocktail: The Americano
In our week of summer cocktails so far we’ve had some new concoctions, like The Cuke and The Pickletini. We’ve had herbed drinksMeet the Americano.The Americano is not to be confused with its espresso namesake, which is an equal part espresso and hot water – a common order for coffee-lovers who don’t trust commercial drip coffee.The cocktail Americano, on the other hand, is a creation of Americans abroad and the bartenders who served them in Italy.
Jan 29, 2020
Straight Up: Lillet Blanc and James Bond Casino Royale (a.k.a. “Vesper”) Martinis
Citrusy and spicy, with a honeyed texture and the golden color of a summer sunset, Lillet Blanc is the perfect pre-dinner patio drink for a lazy June day.Produced in Bordeaux since 1872, this classic French wine-based aperitif is deliciously refreshing all on its own – either served chilled with a twist of orange, or poured over ice with a splash of club soda. It also pairs nicely with vodka and gin, giving a dash of zesty, bittersweet citrus flavor to summer cocktails.
Jan 29, 2020
Spring Cocktail Recipe: The Perfect Orange-y Margarita
This week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour is inspired purely by the long overdue dose of gorgeous weather here in the Northeast. My hubby had been outside shoveling mulch into our much-neglected gardens for about 5 hours now, so off I went in search of finding him the perfect cold drink to toast his hard day’s work. A bright orange box that shouted Perfect Margarita was just too hard to pass up. With all this sunshine there was no way we could hold out until Cinco de Mayo for margaritas.
Jan 29, 2020
An Easy (Yet Sophisticated) Cocktail: The Lucien Gaudin
Last week we shared one of our favorite aperitif cocktails: The Bittercup, from Christopher Flett and Uva Wine Bar in Vancouver. That cocktail is a special occasion drink, with two kinds of juice and prosecco included. Here’s our next favorite aperitif: a rich, bitter cocktail that calls for more common bar ingredients.This classic yet obscure recipe comes with a curious backstory.
Jan 29, 2020
Inspiration from a French Inn: Cocktail Maison
Can you guess what gives this Champagne cocktail its peachy-pink blush? After I sampled a glass of it, I just had to find out. My friend Hillary discovered this sparkling cocktail years ago while traveling through the French countryside. She was staying in small inn with an adjoining restaurant. An assortment of cocktails were offered before dinner as apéritifs. Hillary chose the house specialty, the cocktail maison. It was cool and effervescent.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe Review: Lillet Liberté Cocktail for Bastille Day Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Just because the 4th of July weekend is over doesn’t mean our look at quick and easy celebratory cocktails has to end. After all, Bastille Day’s just around the corner, storming in next Thursday, July 14th. Here’s a light and lovely 3-ingredient cocktail to toast the occasion: the Liberté featuring the summery, citrusy apéritif, Lillet Blanc.When I first spotted this cocktail on the menu at an event I attended the other week, I was eager to give it a try.
Jan 29, 2020
Julia Child’s Other Favorite Cocktail Recipe: The Angosoda
Over the years I’ve had many close brushes with the famous Julia Child but I never had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face. I did however get to interview her once via phone, and her words on wine still ring through my ears each time I crack open a wine list. She said, “A restaurant is only as good as its least expensive bottle of wine.” For that bit of wisdom my purse and my husband continually thank her.
Jan 29, 2020
An IKEA-Inspired Cocktail Recipe: Rhubarb Margarita
IKEA is known for being intuitive to small space design and budget-minded shoppers. Apparently they are also in tune with the intense feeling of anxiety one experiences when approximately a third of the way through their store, thus requiring a stiff drink upon departure. So I was thrilled to find they offer two fun and cheap mixers along with those Swedish meatballs and dollar soft serves at check out. You see, everyone wins at the end of the IKEA maze.
Jan 29, 2020
Why I Love Summer, Plus Recipe! Frozen Peach Daiquiris
Waxing poetic about what we love about summer has many of us here at The Kitchn raving about one fruit above all others: ripe summer peaches. From easy peach sorbet and peach pie ice cream to sparkling peach punch and white peach sangria, this food love affair is endless. Here’s one more recipe to add to the list! Peaches wrapped in proscuitto and tossed on the grill for a few minutes may be the easiest, most delicious summertime snack ever.
Jan 29, 2020
Perfect Holiday Cocktail Recipe: The Campari Mint Spritz
If you’re like me and have friends who celebrate Christmas, friends who celebrate Hanukkah and ambitious friends who celebrate both, this is the perfect cocktail to serve no matter what holiday is on hand. Campari is always a fave of mine in the aperitif category — that’s the before-dinner drinks.
Jan 29, 2020
Downton Abbey Cocktail Recipe:The Bittersweet Mr. Bates
The highly anticipated premiere of Downton Abbey’s third season is so close we can almost taste it. This Sunday night fans from coast to coast will be toasting the return of their favorite characters and a few new additions to boot. At my house we love any reason to have friends over and mix a few drinks, so this occasion suits us just fine. Since almost tasting isn’t good enough we’d like you to actually get a taste of Downton for this week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour.
Jan 29, 2020
My Staple Summer Cocktail Recipe: Campari & IPA Spritzer
Two years ago I stumbled onto the description of an intriguing summer cocktail: a shot of Campari topped with IPA, served with ice and a twist of lemon. One bitter sip was all it took; I was hooked on what has since become my favorite simple summer apéritif. Have you tried it?
Jan 29, 2020
Valentine’s Cocktail Recipe: Rosé Champagne Cocktail
Every Valentine’s Day, my husband and I celebrate with a bottle of Brachetto d’Acqui, an intoxicating, purply-red sweet sparkling wine from Italy that goes perfectly with a box of chocolates. This year we decided to switch it up and and enjoy our bubbly as an aperitif well before dessert. For that to be a success we needed something on the drier side.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Vin d’Orange
Vin d’orange is a delicious, refreshing, and slightly bitter (but not too bitter!) fortified orange wine that’s easy to make at home. It does require you to move fast, though, as Seville oranges — the primary ingredient for vin d’orange — are just in season a short while from December to the end of February. Hurry up! It’s worth it! Vin d’orange is a slightly sweet, slightly bitter fortified wine traditionally made in Provence using Seville oranges.
Jan 29, 2020
This Refreshing Watermelon Margarita Is All We Want to Drink This Summer
And it's just 3 ingredients.
Jan 29, 2020
White Cranberry Margaritas Will Melt Away All Your Holiday Stress
This is the perfect winter cocktail.
Jan 29, 2020
The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Fig Leaf
For fans of sweet vermouth, the Fig Leaf cocktail is the kind of drink that ought to be in your regular rotation. Unlike the majority of cocktail recipes, in which the spirit is the most plentiful ingredient, the build of the Fig Leaf is heavy on the aperitif wine rather than the booze (in this case, light rum). This drink falls into the category bartenders often call “reverse cocktails.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: The Brooklyn Cocktail
Everybody knows that Brooklyn has made a huge comeback in real estate, restaurants and the cocktail scene. It’s only fitting this old school sip, named after the popular New York borough, is also showing face again. Like a Manhattan, the Brooklyn is a whiskey-based drink — preferably made with spicier rye whiskey. However, that’s where the similarities end.
Jan 29, 2020
The Celluloid Pantry: Stingers with Green Creme de Menthe and The Big Clock (1948)
“Green mint, that’s what the boy said.” In the noir classic, The Big Clock (1948), the dizzying sting of a certain green cocktail sends New York crime magazine writer, George Stroud (Ray Milland, left), reeling.Married seven years, and the father of a five-year-old boy, workaholic Stroud has finally scheduled a long-delayed honeymoon with his wife, Georgette (Maureen O’Sullivan). But time is of the essence.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Campari Granita
Simple and made ahead, this granita has the requisite bright red color for a Valentine’s dessert. Its bittersweet taste is satisfying. This ice cleanses the palate and aids your digestion, leaving you ready for any post-prandial fun. Campari and orange juice is an excellent aperitif, and a good introduction to bitter. The same combination, though in different proportions to the cocktail, can be frozen into a granita.
Jan 29, 2020
Aperitif Cocktail: The Bittercup Restaurant Recipe
We have a thing for cocktails with complexity: we like more than a touch of bitterness, with a little sweet, a little sour, a little fizz to keep us interested all the way to the last drop. If you like that sort of drink, here is one you will love. It’s a cocktail for grownups, and it’ll carry you all the way through the fall and holiday season.
Jan 29, 2020
Aperitif Recipe: Vanilla-Pear Cava Sparkler
The point of an aperitif it is to wake up your taste buds, readying them for the meal to come. For me, bubbly aperitifs are always a win. This week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour is a mash up of Spanish pours and a ripe Bosc pear, perfect for a refreshing, fall-inspired aperitif. Licor 43, also known as Cuarenta y Tres, is a sweet liqueur that reminds me of the cans of cream soda we sipped as kids. It’s oozing with vanilla and light citrus notes and a fun pour to keep at your bar.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Ginger Ale Crêpes with Chocolate Chips
My kids aren’t used to me saying things like, “Hey, y’all! Come downstairs! I’m making crêpes!” They are used to me cooking odd things at odd hours, because that’s what you do when you write about food and love experimenting in the kitchen. Usually I ask them to try things like radish butter which, while delicious, is no ginger ale crêpe with orange zest and chocolate chips. So they were pretty excited when this happened.
Jan 21, 2020
Straight Up: Pimm’s Cup for the English Gardener
Cool and crisp, with a citrusy, herbaceous tang, served over tinkling cubes of ice, Pimm’s Cup is the quintessential British summer drink. Although this tall refresher is most famously enjoyed by spectators at Wimbledon and at cricket matches and sailing regattas, it will be forever tied to gardening for me.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Tom & Jerry
I’d like to think that I survived two East Coast winters because of my introduction to the Tom & Jerry. Although this drink is popular in the Midwest, I love it so much that I still crave it during mild California winters. For those not familiar with this seasonal hot milk punch, it’s a creamy spiced batter swirled with Cognac, rum, and hot milk. Basically, a Tom & Jerry tastes like a fluffy, sweet, boozy cloud that you’d want to take a nap in.
Jan 21, 2020
Here’s What You Can Drink While Doing Whole30
Just because you’re on Whole30 does not mean you are doomed to a month of tap water.
Jan 9, 2020
Toast the New Year with 3-Ingredient Poinsettia Fizz
It's the best bubbly cocktail we know.
Dec 23, 2019
This Slow Cooker Mulled Wine Was Made for Chilly Winter Nights
It's the perfect addition to movie night.
Dec 23, 2019
Peppermint Moscow Mules Are Santa’s Nightcap of Choice
This might be the most festive drink we know.
Dec 23, 2019
5 Simple Ways to Fancy Up a Pitcher Cocktail
Make your next big batch cocktail *extra* festive.
Dec 21, 2019
7 New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Ring in 2020
You may want something a little more special than beer and sparkling wine to ring in the new decade.
Dec 20, 2019
Memorize These 5 Ridiculously Simple 3-Ingredient Pitcher Cocktails
Snapshot Cooking
Grab a bottle of vodka and get mixing.
Dec 20, 2019
I Tried 11 Bloody Mary Mixes and Now These Are the Only Two I’ll Buy
Taste Test
These two can come to brunch. The rest are not invited.
Dec 18, 2019
What’s the Deal with Drinking Alcohol During Passover?
Q: I’m going to my boyfriend’s family’s seder and I heard there won’t be any real drinks (only wine?). What’s the deal and what can I do about it? Sent by Anonymous The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern: It’s true. There are many food and beverage rules during Passover, and lots of booze is off limits. Consuming grains (like barley, wheat, rye, etc.) that have come into contact with water (and potentially leavened), is strictly prohibited.
Dec 17, 2019
5 Steps to a Better Gin & Tonic
In the warmer months (and really any time), we love the ease of a two-ingredient cocktail, and the classic gin and tonic has much to recommend it. It’s fizzy and refreshing, while also bracingly potent; it’s bitter and sweet, citrusy and herbaceous. It’s pretty delicious already, but can it be even more perfect? We think so. Here are five ways to take your G&T to the next level.
Dec 17, 2019
5 Canned Cocktails for Your Summer Cooler
While we appreciate the complexity of a well-crafted cocktail, mixed drinks and summer outings don’t really mesh — or do they? These days, there are a bevy of canned cocktails that are ready to hit the road, whether you’re headed to the beach, the lake, or just your local park. Of course, you should feel free to fancy up your drink (citrus is never a bad idea), or you can just crack open a cold one.
Dec 17, 2019
The Cha-Chunker Is the Easiest Summer Cocktail
Cha-what? If that’s what you’re asking yourself, I’m with you. The invention of mixologist Eben Freeman for his subterranean bar, Genuine Liquorette, the cha-chunker is named after this machine, which looks like something out of an advanced woodshop class. The apparatus has a more official title, by the way (it’s an arbor press), but cha-chunker is what Freeman calls the device he uses to create his cheeky cocktails of the same name.
Dec 17, 2019
This Is How They Do Aperol Spritz in Copenhagen
My obsession with the Aperol Spritz began a few years ago when the bubbly, slightly bitter aperitif that’s served basically everywhere in Italy started popping up at bars and restaurants stateside. Then, two winters ago, I developed an even closer bond with the refreshing, low-alcohol sipper on a cruise to Antarctica. Most evenings, I would make my way to the observation deck, order a spritz and a small bowl of potato chips, and watch the glaciers float by.
Dec 17, 2019
Recipe: Arnaud’s French 75
A French 75 is a wonderful thing. Fizzy, refreshing, and just boozy enough, it’s a cocktail we can get behind. And we’re in good company: Papa Hemingway was a fan, and so was Dickens (or so we hear). But what if we told you there was a way to make this delightful sipper even better?
Dec 17, 2019
Recipe: Pimm’s Cup
Fizzy, lemony, and low in alcohol, this classic British cocktail is easy to make and goes down easy.
Dec 17, 2019
Recipe: The Most Classic Cocktail, Miami-Style
Going to Miami and not having a fruity, frosty drink would be like going to the movies and not having popcorn. Order that piña colada! Then, follow it up with a local twist on that most classic of cocktails. I’m talking about the Old Fashioned, which is as simple as cocktails get (not to mention delicious). It’s just sugar, bitters, and whiskey. The idea behind the Miami-version of this cocktail is just as simple.
Dec 17, 2019
A Cocktail Carry-On Kit for Lovers of Rainbows & Flamingos
Carry-on cocktail kits are not new. In fact, this carry-on cocktail kit isn’t even new-new (it’s been around for about a year). But it’s new to me, and I am very, very excited about it. I say this as someone who isn’t generally excited about carry-on cocktail kits or rainbow sprinkles or flamingos. I am stoic in the face of unicorns. But this tiny dose of fun has me doing a little happy dance. Why, you might ask? It’s a good question. And here is my answer.
Dec 17, 2019
Recipe: The Ultimate Dessert Manhattan
This riff on a Manhattan isn’t your run-of-the-mill cocktail. No, it’s a special cocktail — one that should be made with care and sipped with some sense of occasion — and not just because of its ingredients, which (we’ll say in advance) may require a trip to the liquor store. This is a cocktail with a racy (or quite literally racing) past. You see, this cocktail was named after a Kentucky bookie and a bootlegger by the name of Jack Fry.
Dec 17, 2019
Recipe: Berry-Ginger Gin Cocktail
For watching the Derby, or just because it's spring, our money is on this refreshing sipper.
Dec 17, 2019
The (Not Mulled!) Cider Cocktail I’m Serving This Entire Holiday Season
"I love to make the cocktail in big batches for guests to enjoy as soon as they step into the door."
Dec 12, 2019
Oscar Night Tipple: White Lady Cocktail Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Looking to channel a little Old Hollywood glamor and elegance for the Academy Awards this Sunday – all from the no-tuxes-or-gowns-required comfort of your own cozy couch? How about shaking yourself up a batch of this simple yet luscious, 3-ingredient beauty: the White Lady cocktail.A pale cousin of the blush-colored Pink Lady, the White Lady is a classic sours recipe with a gin base, featuring the tart tang of fresh lemon juice tempered by the orangey bittersweetness of Cointreau.
Sep 13, 2019
Black Cup: Like a Pimm’s, but with Port Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Impatiently waiting for spring? Dreaming about the flavors of ripe summer stone fruit and lush, dark berries? How about this tall, roaring-red cocktail made with ruby port: the Black Cup.
Sep 13, 2019
Recipes From The Kitchn: Cucumber Pearl Cooler
The signature cocktail for Rich’s “Hello to Summer” rooftop gathering was inspired by the fragrant summer herbs already flourishing in his lush outdoor planters. Built around a handful of muddled basil, mint and parsley, this drink tastes fresh from the garden. You can find the same freshness, whether from the basil plant on your kitchen counter or at your local market. Here’s our recipe for the most refreshing cocktail of the summer.
Sep 12, 2019
Recipe Review: Homemade Eggnog Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
A fresh-tasting blend of cold milk, cream and eggs seasoned with sugar, vanilla and nutmeg and spiked with dark, rich liquor, homemade eggnog is a far cry from the cloying, chemical-laden stuff that comes from cartons. And the biggest surprise? It’s quick and easy to prepare.As last year’s poll here at The Kitchn showed, the mere mention of this holiday classic can trigger some pretty strong reactions.
Sep 12, 2019
13 Surprising Ways to Eat a Bloody Mary
Bloody Marys, the king of brunch cocktails, are endlessly customizable. Everyone has their own secret ingredient or method that makes their Bloody Mary “the best.” It is therefore not surprising that the standard ingredients of the cocktail slipped into something a little more solid. Who wouldn’t love a slightly boozy and spicy popsicle? Or gazpacho? Sounds good to me.
Aug 3, 2019
Recipe: Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
When it comes to gin and tonics, I love the assertive taste of Hendrick’s (and judging by our gin survey, I’m not alone). Adding a slice of cucumber is classic, but throw in a sprig of rosemary to take the gin’s herbal flavors to a whole new level. I’ll admit, I drink enough g&ts in the summer to grow slightly bored with them. How could I take my go-to cocktail up a notch? First step, change up the tonic.
Jul 31, 2019
The Best Budget Bottles of Vodka, According to Bartenders
The absolute best bang for your vodka-loving buck, according to the people who oughta know.
Jul 30, 2019
Costco is Selling Big Bottles of Ready-to-Drink Margaritas for Just $7.50
Happy 4th of July to you!
Jun 28, 2019
7 Sangrias and Slushies to Drink This Weekend
Celebrate summer with something cold and fruity.
Jun 18, 2019
10 Boozy Wine Slushies That Will Keep You Cool All Summer Long
Recipe Roundups
Transform any bottle of wine into the summer Slurpee of your happy hour dreams.
Jun 12, 2019
14 Champagne Cocktails to Cheers the First Day of Summer
Today is the first official day of summer. Before you finalize your beach trips and plan your attack for the commandments of summer cooking, let’s raise a glass to the next three months. On the longest day of the year, we propose a toast to the hot days to come. Something sparkly is definitely in order. This four-ingredient cocktail makes a great pitcher drink. It’s extra sparkly due to the Champagne and club soda. Don’t skip out on adding fresh fruit!
Jun 9, 2019
Recipe Review: The Lazy Boy from Left Coast Libations Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Bourbon. Figs. Ginger. Honey. While this might sound like the beginnings of a luscious dessert, it’s actually the shopping list for a culinary-style cocktail with a sassy name.One of over 100 original recipes featured in Left Coast Libations, a cocktail book showcasing the creations of 51 mixologists from the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada, The Lazy Boy by Chris Churilla takes its inspiration – and most of its ingredients – from the kitchen.
Jun 9, 2019
The Celluloid Pantry: “Pixie Remover” and My Man Godfrey (1936)
[Beginning next week, The Celluloid Pantry will take a short hiatus while Nora spends the month as a writer-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation. We’ll return December 12.] “You must never be rough with them. You must always send them away quietly.
Jun 9, 2019
How To Make Layered Jello Shots
The 4th of July is almost here, so we decided it was precisely the right time to show you how to make jello shots. Summer is with us — seize the day, right? Wait, you say. Jello shots? Dorm room, frat party, neon green vodka bombs? No, no. What I’m about to show you today is jello shots all glammed up, and even, dare I say it, healthy. OK, healthier.
Jun 8, 2019
18 Big-Batch Cocktails to Day Drink with Your Friends
Long holiday weekends are made for big-batch cocktails. Gather a group of friends, mix up a big pitcher or two of something light, refreshing, and preferably packed with fruit (for health reasons, you know) and you’re set for an afternoon of day drinking. Just make sure you have plenty of pitchers of water and an abundance of snacks on hand, too. Sangria isn’t just the cheap summer drink of your younger days — it can go completely gourmet if you pair your fruit and wine right.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Dishes That Are Better with Cocktail Bitters
If you make cocktails at home, you know that a good bottle of bitters is one of the essentials to have on hand. Bitters are a concentrated mixture of alcohol, herbs, aromatics and spices — maybe you’ve heard of Peychaud’s or Angostura? The herbal notes that bitters bring to the table help to round out the flavors of many cocktails, and I even use a little in my seltzer water in the afternoon as a pick-me-up.
Jun 8, 2019
This Piña Colada Has Only 2 Ingredients, and It’s Marvelous
Look, I like all of you a lot, so I’m going to let you in on my summer secret. Well, it’s not such a big secret, since I’ve been preaching its charms to anyone who will listen. It’s basically the perfect piña colada, and it only has two ingredients. Want one? It depends on just two things: good white rum, and this pineapple-coconut juice from L&A. I swear they didn’t pay me to write this; I discovered this stuff all my own.
Jun 8, 2019
Pre-Made Drinks in Jars: Spiked Blueberry Basil Lemonade
In the past couple of weeks, thousands of parents packed lunches, stuffed backpacks, combed down cowlicks and put up proud posts on Facebook of smiling little ones headed back to school. For us, this meant our annual back-to-school party to kick off the new year, complete with water ice, tug-of-war, fireworks, and of course, a crowd-pleasing bar set-up —one suitable for both kids and parents.
Jun 8, 2019
Recipe: Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups
It seems like winter colds strike with a vengeance right now, at the end of the season. In my household we drink literally gallons of ginger and honey tea during the cold months. Fresh ginger tea is delicious, and it wards off colds pretty well. But when I was felled last week by a particularly nasty cough, I had to turn to something stronger. Not to get all graphic or anything, but this hacking cough just wouldn’t quit; I felt like the consumptive heroine of my very own Regency adventure.
Jun 8, 2019
This Is, Hands-Down, the Most Refreshing Thing You Can Drink This Summer
Taste Makers
You should be cooking with it, too.
Jun 6, 2019
Insanely Delicious Edible Cocktail Recipe: 3-Ingredient Rum Raisin Ice Cream
So many desserts, so little time!  This week I have wanted every sweet that’s been posted from the Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake to all the desserts made with ricotta and mascarpone I make a lot of ice cream from scratch, but in a pinch I go for Haagen Dazs. It’s so creamy and the vanilla is a great vehicle for lots of flavors. I’ve added fresh mint or fresh basil and served on plum tarts or apple pie.
Jun 6, 2019
Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipe: Honey Bourbon Lemonade
Memorial Day weekend is the official summer kick-off. Every year, this weekend marks the calendar with family picnics, backyard BBQs, and pool parties. In our neck of the woods, it inevitably rains, but that never stop us from celebrating like it’s sunny outside! Grab a pitcher and join me in turning summer’s favorite staple — lemonade! — into the perfect cocktail for happy hour.
Jun 5, 2019
Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Coffee Toddy
My fiancé and I usually host some sort of holiday party each year, but usually it is more of an excuse to wear a tacky sweater and plastic reindeer antlers than to create a truly memorable affair. (Heck, we are lucky if anyone even remembers anything at all!) This year, however, I’ve decided to up the ante by throwing a real-life, grown-up Christmas soirée.The inspiration?
Jun 5, 2019
The Perfect Portable Summer Cocktail Recipe: The Queen’s Rum Shaker Cocktail
This week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour was inspired by multiple factors. All the hype for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebration this weekend has me in a royal state of mind. Then my darling friend Belinda, who also happens to be British, decided to have an intimate dinner party. Since I’ve been working mainly on mixed drinks as of late, I offered to bring a cocktail to kick off the evening.
Jun 5, 2019
Seven Days, Seven Hot Toddies: Part 1
When the temperature dips, there’s nothing like a hot toddy to lift your spirits and warm your insides. Some people even believe them to have medicinal properties. This week, I embarked on something I’m calling the Toddy Project — a different hot toddy a day, every day for a week. Let’s see how I got on. Can’t get enough hot toddies? Check out Part 2 and Part 3 for even more delicious hot drinks.
Jun 5, 2019