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Perfect Recipe Pairing for Holiday Treats: The Rye and Ginger Hot Toddy
In my household we firmly believe a hot toddy will make you feel better than any cold or flu medicine you can buy. I’ve experimented with many versions and varieties and this simple soothing concoction always does the trick. It’s also excellent alongside all sorts of holiday treats from cookies to cakes making it your perfect pick me up for this week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour.You may wonder what is Rye Whiskey anyway?
May 2, 2019
Pink Grapefruit Takes a Turn at the Bar: The Pink Paloma Cocktail
Once a year, usually late December or early January, we receive a case of the sweetest pink grapefruits delivered to our doorstep. At first we love them. For breakfast, in salads, in cake and juiced. Then our citrus enthusiasm slowly begins to wane. There’s no avoiding the mound of softball- sized fruits each time I step into the kitchen. As with anything abundant in our culinary arsenal over to the bar they went. I decided it was time for them to have a go at the shaker.
May 2, 2019
Green Juice: 5 Great Recipes to Try
What makes green juice, well, green? Adding kale, spinach, celery or parsley adds that green hue and a multitude of health benefits. Throw in a sweet element to keep the juice palatable, but going too sweet may result in crafting a dessert rather than a drinkable vitamin. Personally, I steer clear of adding parsley and celery (only because I don’t love the flavors) and focus on kale and cucumber along with an apple or ripe nectarine. Add chia seeds for a fun crunch and instant snack!
May 2, 2019
A Fresh, Sugar-Free Alternative to Soda: Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal Water
For the health conscious, Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal Water hits all the notes: it’s organic, sugar-free, and made without sweeteners, preservatives, additives, or colorants. But the best part is what it does contain: creative herbal extract combinations that make this an elegant standalone beverage or cocktail mixer.
May 2, 2019
Philly’s Hippest Cocktail Recipe: The Broad & Catherine Cocktail
A friend of mine recently dined at Tashan, this killer upscale Indian spot in Philadelphia, and she said I must go and order a particular whiskey cocktail. She described it as an Indian Old-Fashioned. So I ventured downtown only to find that the cocktail my friend thought she was describing was something else entirely. What she thought was a whiskey cocktail was in fact made with an aged tequila, a trace of blood orange liqueur and a hint of bitters.
May 2, 2019
Holiday Cocktail or Mocktail Recipe: Festive Cranberry Fizz
It’s tough to make a drink that can please both those who abstain from and those who imbibe alcohol. Many mocktails are no more than sugary juices with a bit of soda water added. For Cambria’s winter glam cocktail party I was tasked with coming up with something a little more interesting — a mocktail that had the edgy notes of a grown-up drink without any of the alcohol. But it had to accommodate a splash of stronger stuff, too, for those who wanted a boozy punch. My solution?
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Elderflower Champagne Cocktail
In a time when snow in the southern states isn’t unheard of and power outages have become the norm, the arrival of spring has been suspect. So today when something woke me up and it wasn’t a snow plow, a generator, or even a chainsaw, I blinked my eyes open and thought, Sunshine? Birds chirping? Could it really be spring? Bursting with excitement like a child on Christmas morning, I bound from my bed and threw open the curtains. What was this bright light that seared my eyes?
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Creamy Avocado Lassi
I was born and brought up in India. I moved away when I was twenty-one, but as most expatriates will know, India never leaves you. Which is why the major inspiration for my own website The Tiffin Box is my childhood memories of growing up in this amazing, crazy, unpredictable country. We lived in a century-old red-tiled house, surrounded by coconut trees and a tropical fruit tree orchard.
May 2, 2019
The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail
The devilishly named Satan’s Whiskers cocktail is a longstanding classic, catalogued in the Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) and likely of even older vintage. It’s a “perfect” drink, meaning that it contains equals parts of sweet and dry vermouth. The base spirit is gin, and many versions of the recipe call for orange liqueur, orange juice, and orange bitters, resulting in a rounded, layered exploration of the citrus fruit in all its bitter-juicy-sweet complexity.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Blackberry & Sage Spritzers
Blackberries conjure up lots of summer memories for me. If I close my eyes, I can still remember all of the dusky hot evenings spent cleaning out the blackberry bushes on the side of my parents’ property. We’d put most of them into a container to bring back to the house, but a couple would always make their way to our lips straight off the vine — still warm from the day and bursting with juices. This is what summer should taste like.
May 2, 2019
2-Ingredient Beer Cocktail Recipe: The Bloody Beer
These days, any brunch place worth its salt serves a michelada alongside the requisite Bloody Mary, and my beer-loving heart thrills to see it on menus. But when I’m out at picnics or tailgates and don’t have a full spice cabinet on hand — or when I’m feeling a little lazy on a summer afternoon — I like to go the old-timers’ route with my tomato cocktails and mix up a Bloody Beer instead.
May 2, 2019
The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Red Hook Cocktail
There’s a cocktail named for each of New York City’s five boroughs, so why not its neighborhoods, too? The Red Hook cocktail shares its moniker with a waterside enclave in south Brooklyn. Recipe-wise, this bold and booze-driven drink is a cross between the Manhattan (rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters) and the Martinez (Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, bitters), pulling ingredients from both.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Brown-Buttered Hot Rum Cocktail
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to put on a pot of hot cocktails and call up some friends for some holiday cheer. This week for our 10-Minute Happy Hour, the classic Buttered Rum cocktail gets nutty with a little browned butter. Butter in your cocktail is a bit odd, but even I can admit that this drink — like anything with a little butter — is delicious.
May 1, 2019
Get Buzzed with Coffee Cocktails that Go Way Beyond Irish Coffee
Since people love coffee, it’s no surprise that they would start pairing it with their other favorite drinks. Coffee beer is bringing brewers and roasters together, but it’s not the only pairing on the booze front — coffee cocktails are also exploding. Just as coffee and cream was the standard caffeine drink for decades, everyone probably knows about Irish coffee, a combination of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar.
May 1, 2019
Cocktail Recipe: The Hint of Spring, with Rum, Blackberries & Sage
Today is the first day of spring — does it feel like it where you are? It’s still cold in my Midwest neighborhood, but all the telltale signs of spring are here. It’s the perfect day for The Hint of Spring, a rum, blackberry, and sage cocktail created for our team retreat a few weeks ago. Back in February The Kitchn team took itself far away from the snow and the ice, all the way down to St.
May 1, 2019
Cocktail Recipe: The Pomegranate Storm
Kelli and Ariel recently hosted a dinner party inspired by The Kitchn Cookbook, and this week they’ve been sharing all the recipes and tips! Every party deserves a good cocktail, and for this one, we decided to make something new, inspired by the Mediterranean appetizer and dessert — both of which included pomegranate. This complex and vibrant cocktail is perfect for one and easily adaptable for a gathering.
May 1, 2019
5 Things You Should Know About Making Better Ice Cubes
This is the time of year — smack dab in the dog days of summer — when I’m more than happy to hear the sound of cold ice cubes plinking into my glass. From a smart tip on storing ice, to an ingenious method for keeping pitcher drinks cold, here are five important things you need to know about making better ice cubes. When you store ice in the tray it was frozen in, it’s prone to evaporation over time (think: shrinking cubes), and picks up flavors from the freezer.
May 1, 2019
Boxed Wine Pitcher Cocktails: White Wine, Clementine & Vanilla Cocktail
Don’t you especially love the parties and get-togethers that happen just after Christmas? I do. The stress is lower, the gifts have been given, and the vibe is all about hanging out with family and friends and welcoming in the new year. I’ve already picked up a few boxes of wine for the holiday season — some for sipping, some to cook with, and some to use as a cocktail mixer.
May 1, 2019
Boxed Wine Pitcher Cocktails: Rosé, Gin & Pink Peppercorn Cocktail
Rosé has everyone’s attention, and now that it has finally received the praise it deserves, I thought one day of this week’s series on wintry boxed wine pitcher cocktails should be dedicated this wine that’s so often associated with summertime. You can tell by the gorgeous holiday color why I thought it was an appropriate fit this week. This serious pink cocktail is for those with a slant toward the bitter side.
May 1, 2019
The Kitchn’s Most Popular Drinks of 2015
Give us fruit, give us fizz, and don’t forget a splash of something boozy. This year sangria, pitcher cocktails, and one creamy, dreamy milkshake stole the show when it came to the things we loved to stir, shake, sip, and pour. The double punch of fresh peaches and peach brandy really make this sangria seem like summer in a glass. We bet you’ll love munching on the flavored fruit after finishing the whole pitcher.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: The Best Paloma Cocktail
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The margarita may be the classic Cinco de Mayo sipper, but this year try Mexico’s other favorite tequila cocktail, the Paloma. Rosey-hued and bittersweet, this grapefruit and tequila highball gets a fizzy finish with a splash of grapefruit soda. You don’t have to abandon the margarita, buy why not pour a pink Paloma with your next order of chips and salsa?
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Cranberry Mors
Mors is a tart, berry-based refresher that has a heck of a pedigree — it was first mentioned in the sixteenth-century Russian homemaking manual “Domostroy.” Although it’s frequently made from cranberries, mors can easily be made with just about any kind of wild or cultivated sour berries.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Dandelion and Chicory Chai
From their bright-yellow blossoms right down to their roots, dandelions are incredibly nutritious. This recipe focuses on the root, which can be eaten fresh as a vegetable, or can be dried and roasted to make hot drinks that are delicious substitutes for tea and coffee. Earthy and slightly bitter in flavor, dandelion roots aid digestion and support liver health. I like to simmer the roasted roots with milk and spices to make a warm and nourishing “chai.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Difference Between Juices and Smoothies?
Green smoothies started showing up everywhere a couple years ago, followed quickly by the green juice craze. But wait — aren’t those two the same thing? No, there is actually a key difference between smoothies and juices, and that difference has a big impact on how you digest the two. In a nutshell, the difference is fiber. Smoothies have a lot of it; juices typically have very little. A smoothie is made by placing all the ingredients in a container and processing them together.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Orange Julius
When I was growing up, the best part of a doctor’s visit was that it usually concluded with an Orange Julius on the way back to the parking garage. I treasured that sweet-tart, frosty, creamy drink, making sure I always finished every last drop. It’s not hard to recreate this iconic drink at home, and I’ve added my own spring twists to it: strawberries and rhubarb!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Spicy Kombucha Bloody Mary
What’s cool? Bloody Marys with brunch. What’s cooler than being cool? Bloody Marys with kombucha. Time to give this classic brunch cocktail a fizzy, gut-healthy update. Kombucha is fermented tea made simply from water, sugar, dried tea leaves, and a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).
May 1, 2019
10 Important Wine Words That Make Talking About Wine Easier
Some people say timing is everything, but I’d argue language is everything — especially when it comes to wine. We’ve all been there — standing in the wine aisle, paralyzed by the wealth of choices and dumbfounded by confusing language describing every bottle. Wine-speak can be intimidating, but it need not be. Here are 10 critical wine words that make talking about wine, whether for Taco Tuesday or a fancy dinner out, a little bit easier — i.e.
May 1, 2019
5 Types of Ice and When to Use them
Ice is just ice, right? Well, actually, not quite. These days, that standard ice cube tray is just the beginning. There are so many shapes and sizes of ice cube molds, along with what comes out of your freezer’s ice machine, that it’s hard to keep them all straight. Here are the five basic types of ice and what they are best used for. DIY snow cones, anyone? Crushed ice is also great for a number of classic cocktails like Moscow mules, mint juleps, and mai tais.
May 1, 2019
Around the World in a Punch Bowl: 5 Big-Batch Drinks for Festive Parties
This year, when you gather with your family and friends to celebrate the season, grab that punch bowl from the bottom shelf because nothing turns a get-together into a party like a good holiday punch. But punch shouldn’t begin and end at eggnog — many cultures and cuisines claim a delicious take on Christmas punch. We asked some friends of Kitchn to share their punch traditions so this season you can serve your family and friends with flavors from all around the world.
May 1, 2019
10 Easy Ways to Turn Club Soda into a Cocktail
Keep a few bottles or cans of club soda tucked away in your fridge and know that if a friend drops by or you just had a bad Wednesday, an easy cocktail can be whipped up in no time. The bubbly water can turn just about any bottle of booze from your collection into a cocktail that’s fit for whatever the occasion. Here are 10 of our favorites. Sweet vermouth rarely gets play time on its own, which is a shame, because it’s too tasty to simply be hidden in a Negroni or Manhattan.
May 1, 2019
5 Alternatives to Coffee to Still Give You a Morning Jolt
For most of us, a jolt of energy in the morning is a necessity. While coffee tends to be the most popular choice, there are plenty of other drinks out there that give you that buzz — some via a caffeine kick, and others that give you energy in non-caffeinated ways. Here are five sips to try instead of that cup of joe. Matcha is powdered Japanese green tea.
May 1, 2019
25 Easy & Festive Drinks to Stir Up for Mother’s Day Brunch
If you’re hosting Mother’s Day brunch this year, you know that just as important as the food being served are the drinks for mom and everyone else in the family to be enjoying out in the sunshine. These 25 drinks are extra festive and ideal for toasting mom — whether you go for a twist on classic mimosas, fruity sangria, or crowd-pleasing mocktails. There may be no better way to toast to mom than with something bubbly at brunch.
May 1, 2019
Psst! You’re Probably Drinking Your White Wine Too Cold
Up until recently, I’d tuck my white wine in the fridge until it was as cold as I could get it before popping the cork. It was icy and refreshing as can be, and no one was complaining. But I found that most of the white wine, regardless of what kind I was actually drinking, tasted mostly the same: It was very cold and it was wine. Come to find out it’s because I have actually been drinking it too cold this whole time.
May 1, 2019
Michelada: a Mexican Cocktail That Combines the Tang of Bloody Marys With Your Favorite Beer
For when you need something fresh, festive, and fast.
May 1, 2019
What Is Lillet?
The moment summer hits, my routine tends to involve rosé and icy gin and tonics. There’s just something about the sunny weather that makes me crave happy hour drinks a whole lot more often. While those have long been my go-tos, this year there’s a new bottle that’s been getting equal, if not more, playtime: Lillet. For some, Lillet isn’t anything new, as it’s been around for a good long while.
May 1, 2019
Costco Now Sells Mini Bottles of Kombucha — Here’s What You Should Know
The other day, while strolling the aisles of my local Costco, I spotted a new item by one of my favorite brands: Suja. What’d I find? Mini bottles of booch! For those who are unfamiliar, booch is an adorable nickname for kombucha, which is a probiotic-rich fermented drink that is shown to support gut health and immune system health (in most individuals). Most bottles of kombucha come in larger sizes, so I was intrigued to see these little guys.
Mar 25, 2019
If You Drink Champagne (Ever), You Need This $6 Amazon Find
Filed under “Champagne problems” literally: When you crack a bottle of bubbly but (somehow?) don’t finish it. Have you, too, googled, “what to do with leftover flat Champagne”? There are legitimate reasons to have bubbly leftover in the bottle. Maybe you hosted a wine tasting and didn’t work through everything. Maybe too many generous friends brought bottles over and in their enthusiasm opened them all. Maybe you just wanted one glass to start with. Whatever.
Mar 11, 2019
10 Warm Drinks That’ll Soothe Your Throat During Cold Season
From citrusy teas, to tonics, steamers, and more, these are the drinks I turn to during cold season.
Feb 19, 2019
This Is the Best Red Wine to Pair with Steak
To me, steak is one of the ultimate special-occasion foods. We don’t eat it very often, but when we do it’s usually when Valentine’s Day or my husband’s birthday rolls around. That’s when I pull out all the stops: a nice piece of meat, extra-buttery potatoes, and, of course, good wine. When you think of steak, you probably think of red wine.
Feb 12, 2019
Recipe: Starbucks-Style Medicine Ball Tea
It's the warming winter elixir you need — and it only takes three minutes to make.
Feb 6, 2019
Recipe: Easy Michelada
It's the perfect thing to drink alongside your favorite game-day apps.
Jan 28, 2019
The Nighttime Routine That Sets Me Up for a Better Morning
I’ve always wanted to be that person who has a morning or nighttime ritual — who sits with the newspaper every morning when sipping their coffee or meditates for 10 minutes before bed. Sadly, rituals are usually lost on me. I get bored or just forget to partake. That’s slowly starting to change, however, as I’ve begun to practice a little more self-care.
Jan 21, 2019
I Tried Starbucks’ New Cinnamon Shortbread Latte and Here’s How It Went
Christmas might be over, but most of the country is still in the throes of winter. To presumably help us get through it, and carry a little holiday magic into the new year, Starbucks has introduced yet another flavored coffee drink to its lineup: the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte (#CSL). Starbucks may hope that its new drink becomes just as popular as the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte, but when I tried it for myself, I had my doubts.
Jan 8, 2019
10 Non-Alcoholic Drinks If You’ve Sworn Off Booze This Month
Now that the holidays are said and done, you may find yourself wanting to step back from the alcohol a bit after all the parties and festivities. Dry January, or Drynuary as it’s often referred to, is exactly what it sounds like: quitting booze for the entire month. For many, it’s a way to reset and practice a little self-care after a busy past couple of months. It doesn’t mean you have to subject yourself to just water for 31 days, though.
Jan 4, 2019
20 Drinks, Cocktails, and Punches for New Year’s Eve
For something as festive as New Year’s Eve, serving a drink that fits the mood is extra important. And while you can never go wrong with sparkling wine, sometimes you want just a little bit more, right? That’s where these cocktails, drinks, and big-batch punches come in. They run the gamut from classic to quirky and can serve just a few or a whole crowd, depending on what you have in store for the holiday. Fancy up your New Year’s Eve festivities by serving a great cocktail.
Dec 29, 2018
This Is the Best Budget Bottle of Sparkling Wine You Can Buy
As far as I’m concerned, celebrations big and small deserve bubbles — which means I’ve been popping quite a few bottles of sparkling wine this holiday season. I don’t exactly have the means to uncork pricey Champagne and other bottles of high-end sparkling wine on the regular, though. My eyes pretty much always narrow in on the under-$15 shelf when I’m out shopping.
Dec 28, 2018
These Are Our Favorite Holiday Sangria Recipes of All Time
These big-batch cocktails make entertaining so much easier.
Dec 24, 2018
What’s the Difference Between Cranberry Juice and Cranberry Juice Cocktail?
Cranberry juice is seemingly simple, but if you’ve ever stepped foot in the juice aisle of your grocery store and been utterly perplexed, you’re not alone. There are a ton of options when it comes to the drink. If you’re picking up a bottle to use in cocktails or just sip as-is, do you go for cranberry juice cocktail or simply cranberry juice? Here’s how the two common varieties differ from each other.
Dec 14, 2018
The Best Budget Bottles of Sparkling Wine for the Holidays
With the holiday season comes celebrations big and small, which means bubbly is bound to be making at least a few appearances. Whether you’re pouring a few bottles into your punch bowl for the holiday party, popping one or two to toast with for New Year’s Eve, or wrapping up one to bring over for Christmas dinner, these are the bottles of sparkling wine to reach for.
Dec 6, 2018
The Almost-Free Gift I Made for Everyone When We Were Broke
Holiday gift-giving can be stressful even when money’s not an issue. How do you pick the right gift for each person? How do you find something for everyone, (including your in-law’s partner who you see exactly once a year) — something they’ll actually like and not something that just checks the box? Throw a tricky financial situation into the mix and you’d expect it to get a whole lot worse.
Dec 4, 2018
10 Rumchata Cocktails That You Need to Make This Winter
If you’ve ever thought about bottling up the resulting milk from a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and then adding alcohol to it (because why not?), I have a very special liqueur to tell you about. Rumchata is exactly what it sounds like: Rum mixed with cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar (so kinda like a horchata). If that sounds dreamy, you’re correct.
Dec 1, 2018
The Only Thing That Got Me Through the Holidays When I Was Pregnant
Being pregnant during the holiday season definitely had its ups and downs. It was really nice to have an excuse to hunker down when the weather was cold. On the other hand, it also meant not being able to enjoy some of my favorite foods and drinks at all the various parties and gatherings. I desperately wanted a glass of wine or a cocktail in my hand, but was usually resigned to some sparkling water if I didn’t want something sugary or fruity.
Nov 21, 2018
You Can Now Make Cocktails with a Keurig Machine
Keurig, the national machine for office buildings who can’t be bothered to buy filters in a timely fashion, has decided to diversify into the cocktail robotics market with the Drinkworks Home Bar. The machine includes a carbonation canister and has pods for cocktails like margaritas, Cosmopolitans, and a few other classic drinks (15 in total). The cocktail machine is launching exclusively first in St.
Nov 16, 2018
Starbucks Rings in the Holiday Season with New Cups
Halloween is over, which means it is officially socially acceptable and not weird at all to start unpacking your Christmas lights and inflatable sleigh and reindeer. Okay, maybe that only applies to your Christmas-obsessed neighbors. If you’re not feeling exactly festive yet, Starbucks has some tricks up its sleeve this year that will surely help stoke the Christmas spirit inside us all.
Nov 1, 2018
Starbucks Unveils Halloween-Themed Witch’s Brew Frappuccino
Starbucks continues its reign as the master of the holiday-themed drink: The coffee chain began the tradition with the vampire-inspired Frappula Frappuccino for Halloween in 2015, and carried it on with the Zombie Frappuccino (topped with pink whipped cream that resembled brains) last year. Now, Starbucks is ushering in the Halloween spirit(s) with its latest creation: the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino.
Oct 26, 2018
This New Drink from Trader Joe’s Sounds So Refreshing
You can currently buy a four-pack of the sparkling coconut water for $3.99.
Oct 21, 2018
Here’s How to Get Krispy Kreme’s New Doughnut-Flavored Coffee for Free Today
Plenty of places have coffee-flavored doughnuts, but Krispy Kreme just decided to turn it all upside down and come out with doughnut-flavored coffee. Now everything is topsy-turvy and coffee-flavored, and I don’t know which is supposed to be dunked in which anymore: the coffee or the doughnut? (I probably just need some more coffee.) “Our coffee is going doughnuts, and our doughnuts are going coffee!” Krispy Kreme said in a statement.
Sep 29, 2018
The One Canned Good I Always Have on Hand for Healthy Smoothies
We all know that canned pumpkin is a must-have product to keep on hand for fall baking, but it may surprise you to learn that this fall staple actually makes its way into my grocery cart every single week — all year long. And not because I’m obsessed with the pumpkin pie spice trend, I promise! Believe it or not, I use pumpkin as a staple ingredient in my favorite daily smoothie!
Sep 26, 2018
We Tried the Starbucks PSL Alternative This Secret Facebook Group Is Obsessed With
There’s a place on the internet that is entirely wholesome and happy. In this magical secret spot, people post their fall decorations and cute babies dressed up as pumpkins. Everyone supports one another and is kind and thoughtful. It’s basically the opposite of Twitter. Welcome to Starbucks’ Leaf Rakers Society. This not-so-secret Facebook group is a gathering of people who love fall and Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Sep 25, 2018
I Tried Costco’s Knockoff LaCroix and Here’s How It Went
When word got out that Costco was unleashing a lineup of LaCroix knockoffs in lime, lemon, and grapefruit flavors, sparkling water fans rejoiced. Finally they could satisfy their unquenchable thirst at a rock-bottom Kirkland Signature price! Read more: Look Out, LaCroix — Costco’s New Flavored Seltzer Is Here Packaged in giant flats of 32 cans for just $7.
Sep 19, 2018
I Tried Trader Joe’s Newest Product Releases and Here’s What I Thought
The hardest thing about being a Trader Joe’s shopper has nothing to do with budgeting for groceries or dealing with the crowds (that’s just the most annoying thing about being a Trader Joe’s shopper). The hardest thing is keeping up with all the new product introductions. (And, I guess, saying bye to the things you love when they have to go away to make room for new items.) We’re only halfway into September and, already, there have been at least a half-dozen new products.
Sep 14, 2018
Twitter Is Losing Its Collective Mind Over How This Man Stirs Tea
People who like to cook are secretly (culinary) scientists. So much so that I think that we should be included in the STEM category, because cooking involves extensive knowledge of all four fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. Why do you think we call people who make the best cocktails mixologists?
Sep 13, 2018
Trader Joe’s Just Launched a Spindrift Copycat
When my eighth-grade math teacher told me I’d use algebra every day in my adult life, she was right. I just never realized how much of my daily brainpower would be devoted to calculating and managing the cost of an early-onset seltzer habit. Do you go with store-brand, or LaCroix? Is there a better deal online, or in stores? And what do you do if you get a taste for Spindrift, the Champagne of flavored seltzers, and ordinary bubbly water won’t cut it anymore?
Sep 7, 2018
Sound the Alarms! Frappuccinos Are Half-Off at Starbucks Today.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte arrived at Starbucks stores around the country more than a week ago, but the benevolent mermaid seems to understand that summer isn’t quite over yet because it’s offering each customer one half-price Frappuccino all afternoon TODAY. The deal, part of the chain’s “Happy Hour” promotion, is exclusively for members of Starbucks Rewards, so you’ll need to sign up if you haven’t already.
Sep 6, 2018
Starbucks Opens New Cafe Staffed Entirely by Senior Citizens
A newly opened Starbucks cafe staffed entirely by senior citizens has opened in Mexico City, perhaps another sign that the company is making good on promises to create a more inclusive workforce. According to WXPI, Starbucks partnered with the National Institute for the Elderly to “spearhead a program of labor inclusion,” giving its older adults an income boost at the same time.
Sep 5, 2018
7 Ways to Drink More Water While at Work
I will be the first to admit that I do not drink enough water during the work day. It’s not for lack of good intention — I start the day strong, but by mid-morning I slowly start falling off track. I’m certain that the culprits (okay, excuses) are the same ones that plague you (i.e., not getting up from my desk enough to refill my glass, forgetting to keep a glass on my desk, or when I do, simply forgetting about it). No more excuses!
Aug 27, 2018
Keto Dieters Are Going Wild for the “White Drink” on Starbucks’ Secret Menu
The keto diet can be tough to follow, especially for someone with a Starbucks Frappuccino habit. But now there’s a new “secret menu” Starbucks drink that’s keto-friendly and tastes like peach cobbler, and people are going absolutely nuts for it.
Aug 22, 2018
The Sparkling Water I Like Way More than LaCroix
There’s no way to downplay this: I’m obsessed with carbonated water. There’s just something about the fizzy goodness that appeals to my tastebuds in a way normal H20 never could. If I’m being honest, I reach for seltzer way, way more than tap water. (Spoiler alert! That’s okay. Read: Is Seltzer an Okay Substitute for Water? Experts Weigh In.) I know I’m not alone. Recent numbers find that Americans are drinking close to 170 million gallons of seltzer per year.
Aug 21, 2018
Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Iced Drinks RIGHT NOW
Grab a buddy and RUN — do not walk — to your nearest Starbucks for the exact kind of afternoon pick-me-up that this absurd heatwave demands. For one day only, the ubiquitous coffee chain is having a BOGO (buy-one-get-one) sale on all iced drinks including iced tea, iced coffee, iced espresso, cold brew, and Refreshers. BUT be forewarned, this deal does not include the single most notorious variety of iced drink that Starbucks has to offer: Frappuccinos.
Aug 16, 2018
What’s Next for Starbucks After Unicorns, Zombies, and Mermaids? We’re Not Surprised.
Last year, it seemed as though Starbucks focused all of its attention on promoting outlandish, mystical Frappuccino flavors to the masses. First there was the unicorn Frap, then there was the zombie Frap, and then people got in on the madness creating “secret menu” mermaid Fraps. But this year, the coffee chain is channeling its time and energy into a new kind of drink: plant-based, protein blended cold brew. Plant-based! Protein! Cold brew!
Aug 15, 2018
Trader Joe’s Is Jumping on the Rosé Cider Trend Just in Time for Fall
August might seem a bit late to jump on one of the biggest summer beverage trends of the year, but Trader Joe’s thinks rosé cider has staying power. The grocery giant just released their own brand of rosé cider, even though fall is just on the horizon and Starbucks has already started shipping its Pumpkin Spice Lattes to stores. Trader Joe’s new Henry Hotspur’s Hard Pressed for Rosé Cider is bright-pink and fizzy, as a rosé cider should be.
Aug 9, 2018
Not a Drill: Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Frappuccinos Today
It’s a summer Friday and the heat index in my city is over 105 degrees. So in truly excellent news, Starbucks announced that as a special treat it would be giving away free Frappuccinos this afternoon. Friday, June 29, 2018. That’s today. And that means it’s the perfect day to take an afternoon walk and try out any of Starbucks’ new Frappuccinos that you may have had your eye on. Serious Strawberry Frappuccino, here I come!
Jun 29, 2018