This German Mulled Wine Is the Coziest, Most Heartwarming Holiday DrinkRecipes
Look to the people who survive winters with only a few hours of sunlight each day for the coziest winter drink.
Dec 8, 2022
I’ll Never Go Back to Regular Ice After Using This Game-Changing Ice MoldTools
You'll never go back to regular cubes!
Oct 18, 2022
How To Make LimoncelloRecipes
It has taken me far too long to discover how amazing — and how astoundingly easy — it is to make my own limoncello. I had this hazy idea that limoncello must be a closely guarded secret kept by a sect of weathered Italian grandfathers with wooly driving caps and secretive, knowing smiles. Just me? Well, it turns out all you need to make truly incredible limoncello are some good lemons, a bottle of stiff vodka, and just a little patience.
Aug 5, 2022
How to Properly Salt the Rim of a Glass for Margaritas and MoreSkills
Here's how to get the perfect amount of salt on the glass.
May 4, 2022
How To Make Classic Irish CoffeeRecipes
Sweet and buzzy.
Mar 16, 2021
Slow Cooker Spiked Mulled CiderRecipes
What's better than mulled apple cider? Mulled apple cider spiked with bourbon, brandy, or rum.
Nov 9, 2020
We’re All Home Bartenders These Days, So Here are 5 Cool DIY Liquor Cabinets
Tips from The Kitchn
There are two super smart IKEA hacks in here!
Oct 9, 2020
20 Easy Vodka Drinks to Make at HomeRecipes
Because you know you have a bottle somewhere in the liquor cabinet.
Aug 20, 2020
Memorize This Recipe for the Perfect Aperol SpritzRecipes
Cheers to summer — and pretending our front stoop is an Italian piazza.
Aug 13, 2020
Biscoff Simple Syrup Is the Cocktail Flavor Booster You Didn't Know You NeededRecipes
Mix it with a mini-bottle and crisp ginger ale for an air travel-inspired cocktail.
Jun 30, 2020
This Frozen Guava Piña Colada Will Whisk You Away to the BeachRecipes
Mimic vacation vibes with this refreshing sipper.
Jun 29, 2020
Make a Bottomless Batch of This Cruise-Inspired CocktailRecipes
It's an easy way to re-create vacation vibes.
Jun 29, 2020
What’s the Difference Between Whiskey and Bourbon?People
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 10, 2020
10 Easy Whiskey Drinks to Make at HomeRecipes
It doesn't take a lot of fancy footwork to make a really good whiskey cocktail.
May 26, 2020
5 Super-Simple Tequila Cocktails That Aren’t MargaritasRecipes
Go beyond the margarita.
Apr 29, 2020
This Refreshing Watermelon Margarita Is All We Want to Drink This SummerRecipes
And it's just 3 ingredients.
Jul 26, 2019
Costco’s Famous Vodka Pops Are BackPlan & Prep
In our minds, there are three things that signify the fact that summer is right around the corner: the later sunsets, the thawing temperatures, and the return of Costco’s now-famous vodka pops. And yes, all three have started happening! Our friends over at Costco Deals reported that one of their readers saw these pop up in a store four days ago. Here’s what you need to know about them. 1. They’re just 100 calories each.
Apr 1, 2019
Is Costco’s Kirkland Vodka Actually Grey Goose?Groceries
One of the most fun rumors to ever come out of Costco is that its generic Kirkland brand vodka is actually the same exact liquor that ends up in Grey Goose bottles. A 1.75-liter bottle of Kirkland vodka costs around $20, while a bottle of Grey Goose costs around $48, meaning if that rumor is true, Costco shoppers are getting a seriously good deal on high-quality vodka.
Feb 4, 2019
Recipe: White Noise CocktailRecipes
This is one of our most popular drinks. It has been on the menu at Portland Hunt + Alpine Club since we opened without a break, and it is a drink that we are incredibly proud of. It’s simple yet pleases many different types of guests on multiple levels. First and foremost, it’s so delicious that almost everyone enjoys it. Slightly sweet without being syrupy, it’s a perfect drink to sip while deciding on din­ner.
Dec 30, 2018
Recipe: 3-2-1 Pitcher MargaritasRecipes
Just remember this simple ratio.
Nov 13, 2018
Turn the Cocktail of the Summer into a Boozy PopsicleRecipes
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. It’s Fourth of July week, which means that pretty much everyone you know is in vacation mode. Even if you’re not setting your “out of office” just yet, make these boozy Popsicles to get in the spirit and start your week off right.
Jul 2, 2018
The One-Bottle Cocktail Is the Best Way to Drink on a WeeknightSkills
Anyone who can make dinner can make killer cocktails — drinks as good as the ones served in fancy bars. You might not have a hand-carved Japanese stirring glass or gleaming crystal-clear ice spears, but you have plenty of tricks up your sleeve (and in your pantry). Writing my first book, The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit, convinced me of this truth more than ever: It doesn’t take a well-stocked bar to make a great drink.
Jun 29, 2018
Recipe: El GallitoRecipes
You get salsa and a cocktail, so basically you win at life.
Jun 29, 2018
Recipe: Blackberry and Cucumber MuleRecipes
Fizzy ginger beer gives this refreshing cocktail its fiery bite.
Jun 28, 2018
We Held a Taste Test of Costco’s Vodka Against Name-Brand BottlesSkills
Costco’s store-brand imported vodka has earned an impressive cult following — especially for such a bargain booze. It’s won over spirits aficionados both behind the bar and the byline, as they rave about its clean, silky flavor, and speculate about its origins. Many think Kirkland’s French Vodka is Grey Goose in disguise because it’s made in the same distillery.
Jun 25, 2018
Recipe: Easy Maple Bourbon-Glazed Steak Tips and AsparagusRecipes
Steak tips are a favorite in my household for their budget-friendly price and bold beefiness, and I love playing around with different ways to flavor them. My current favorite is a sweet-and-savory marinade of maple syrup and bourbon. Just a quick stint in this marinade infuses every bite with flavor, and searing them in a hot skillet gives them a gorgeous golden-brown crust.
Jun 18, 2018
Costco Is the Secret to Summer's Easiest SangriaRecipes
Big-batch sangria that won't break your budget.
May 31, 2018
Recipe: Galentine’s Day Pitcher CocktailsRecipes
This Galentine’s Day, celebrate with a pitcher cocktail that’s easy to make, sophisticated, and crowd-pleasing. It’s a little sweet, a little fruity, a little bubbly, and a little bitter, which pretty much sums up my thoughts on what this day is all about. It’s not too boozy, either, so it’ll fit in whether you’re in for a girls’ night or up for a lazy brunch.
Feb 13, 2018
Recipe: Ultimate Korean Short RibsRecipes
When Seattle chef duo Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi debated what angle to take on their third restaurant, Trove, they couldn’t ignore what their customers wanted: Korean barbecue. Per usual, though, they didn’t want to make it strictly traditional — which is how Trove became known as the Korean-ish place where you take friends to grill lemongrass-smothered tri-tip, tamarind-tinged duck breast, or za’atar-crusted pork belly on a Korean-style tabletop grill.
Jan 16, 2018
Recipe: Caesar CocktailRecipes
A few years ago I visited Tofino, a remote surfing town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. One Sunday morning, I headed to one of the town’s best restaurants. Perched on a bar stool in a packed room, I spotted the bartender assembling the telltale ingredients for a Caesar: Clamato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, hot sauce. As a server took that lone drink to the other end of the room, heads turned. For the next hour, the bartender tended to an assembly line of Caesars.
Dec 30, 2017
Recipe: French 75 CupcakesRecipes
Nothing says celebration like cocktails and cupcakes, except when you combine the two. These French 75 cupcakes, based on the classic Champagne cocktail, are light and sweet with a distinctly boozy punch. Frosted with a Champagne buttercream and soaked in a lemon, gin, and sparkling wine syrup, these cupcakes are sweeter than a typical cocktail, but boast more booze than a typical boozy cupcake.
Dec 29, 2017
10 of Our Most Popular Pitcher Cocktails of 2017Recipes
These big-batch drinks will keep the party going all night long.
Dec 28, 2017
Recipe: Tom & JerryRecipes
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.
Dec 14, 2017
Recipe: Dairy-Free EggnogRecipes
Dairy-free friends, you now have cause to rejoice: A dairy-free eggnog can be yours for the sipping this holiday season! While it still contains eggs — it is eggnog, after all, and eggs aren’t considered dairy — we’ve found the perfect combination of plant-based milks, holiday spices, and sweetener that come together to be just as rich and satisfying as its traditional counterpart. And the best part?
Dec 13, 2017
How To Make Slow Cooker Mulled Wine: The Easiest, Simplest MethodRecipes
Basically Christmas sangria.
Dec 12, 2017
Recipe: Slow Cooker Irish CoffeeRecipes
Really a cocktail disguised as a coffee drink, Irish coffee is just the ticket when you need a warm, potent drink to offset the chill outside. This combination of strong, sweetened coffee and whiskey, all topped with fluffy whipped cream that slowly melts and melds into the drink while you sip, is just as delicious on a leisurely holiday morning as it is after dinner.
Dec 12, 2017
Recipe: Slow Cooker Eggnog LattesRecipes
Skip the long line at the chain coffee shop when you’re craving an eggnog-flavored latte and settle for the real deal at home instead. With the help of a carton of store-bought eggnog and the slow cooker, you can make a big batch of eggnog lattes for a decadent holiday morning treat, or you can spike it with your favorite alcohol to sip after dinner while relaxing by the fire.
Dec 11, 2017
How To Make Instant Pot Vanilla ExtractRecipes
Is there anything the Instant Pot can't do?
Dec 10, 2017
The Easiest and Cheapest Way to Create Your Own Boozy Advent CalendarPlan & Prep
Advent calendars are a great way to count down the days until Christmas finally arrives, and while they’re made primarily for kids, we’ve been seeing a lot of advent calendars popping up that are a bit more, ahem, adult (read: advent calendars that are filled with beer or bottles of whiskey!). Talk about holiday cheer.
Nov 28, 2017
D Is for Your Drinking BuddyPlan & Prep
It's five o'clock somewhere — and you need a gift for your drinking buddy!
Nov 24, 2017
Recipe: Bourbon-Glazed Roast TurkeyRecipes
Did someone say bourbon?
Nov 17, 2017
Recipe: Thanksgiving Jello ShotsRecipes
Orange-cranberry sauce is my go-to side dish for all the potlucks that fall between Halloween and New Year’s Eve. This year I’ve decided to serve those same flavors with a heavy dose of retro kitsch in the form of cranberry-orange jello shots. Jello shots might be a throwback to younger, wilder days, but these bite-sized cocktails are actually the perfect make-ahead treat for a busy holiday season (you can whip them up a week ahead of time).
Nov 15, 2017
Recipe: Cranberry Pitcher MargaritasRecipes
The best cocktails don’t require a whole lot of effort, but win accolades with friends. This is one of those cocktails. It starts as a classic crowd-pleaser — the margarita — and then leans into fall with the help of plenty of tart cranberry juice. If you’re hosting Friendsgiving this year, this is the easy pitcher drink to serve while the turkey is roasting and friends trickle in with stuffing and mashed potatoes and pies.
Nov 3, 2017
The Best Bottles of Budget Alcohol, According to Our ReadersGroceries
We get it: You guys love Costco booze! Beyond that, here's what else made the list.
Oct 26, 2017
The 3 Best Budget Bottles of Tequila, According to BartendersPlan & Prep
So, you want to stock the home bar with a decent selection of spirits but you don’t want to blow the bank. We hear you. That’s why we’ve gone to experts to find their top picks for American whiskey, tequila, and vodka so you can have a respectable bar — and still have cash left for other important stuff.
Oct 23, 2017
An Easy Halloween Menu for Pumpkin Spice LoversPlan & Prep
If you are way more into it being pumpkin spice season than Halloween, I’m going to show you how to put together a low-key party that celebrates the season more than the actual holiday of Halloween. You can pull it off with a three-ingredient cocktail and a batch of gooey pumpkin spice Rice Krispies treats. Here’s how to make it happen. This simple Halloween menu celebrates the season with a honey-bourbon cocktail and a batch of pumpkin spice Rice Krispies treats.
Oct 18, 2017
The Best Budget Bottles of American Whiskey, According to BartendersPlan & Prep
So, you want to stock the home bar with a decent selection of spirits but you don’t want to blow the bank. We hear you. That’s why we’ve gone to experts to find their top picks for American whiskey, tequila, and vodka so you can have a respectable bar – and still have cash left for other important stuff. Inexpensive whiskey? That must be too good to be, well, good, right? Not right!
Oct 17, 2017
The Best Budget Bottles of Vodka, According to BartendersGroceries
The absolute best bang for your vodka-loving buck, according to the people who oughta know.
Oct 12, 2017
Recipe: Black Magic SangriaRecipes
This is the Halloween cocktail you’ve been searching for. With no smoky special effects from dry ice or creepy eyeball garnishes, this deep, dark red wine sangria comes together without fuss yet feels just as celebratory as those other spooky drinks. It’s an understated take on the holiday — something that fits in at the big costume party but also feels right being sipped with friends from the neighborhood while the kids are out trick-or-treating.
Oct 12, 2017
How To Make Baked Boneless Chicken WingsRecipes
Walk into any restaurant with big screens blaring and you are sure to find boneless chicken wings on the menu. Nothing pleases the table quite like nuggets of crispy chicken doused in the sauce of your choosing. While the sauce is a major part of their appeal, without that crispy-crunchy exterior underneath, they’re not really any different than a chicken breast. To achieve that, we’re using a special ingredient usually stashed in the liquor cabinet.
Oct 11, 2017
This French Liqueur Makes Every Cocktail BetterGroceries
If you like St. Germain, you need to read this story.
Oct 5, 2017
This Whiskey Advent Calendar Is the Best Way to Count Down to ChristmasPlan & Prep
Once December 1 arrives, it’s agonizing to wait the 24 days until Christmas. Those little chocolate advent calendars did the trick when we were kids, but boozy Christmas countdowns are making the month a lot more tolerable for us now that we’re grown-ups.
Oct 2, 2017
How To Make Boozy Bourbon Bacon JamRecipes
Making bacon jam is the greatest gift you can give to your future self.
Aug 25, 2017
Recipe: Boozy Caramel MilkshakeRecipes
This is not a drill.
Aug 1, 2017
How Not to Drink Peach SchnappsPeople
Sorry, mom and dad, I have a confession: I drank in high school. Not often. But still more often than I was technically (read: legally) supposed to. I wasn’t going to those crazy keg parties like the ones you see in the movies. Instead, a few girlfriends and I would go to one of our friend’s older sister’s nearby apartment and have a sleepover. While we were there, for some reason, we’d drink peach schnapps.
Jul 24, 2017
Recipe: Spicy Pineapple PunchRecipes
It involves tequila, of course.
Jul 10, 2017
Recipe: Sparkling Raspberry Ginger BeerRecipes
This 3-ingredient drink may even convert those who aren't.
Jul 9, 2017
Recipe: Sparkling Strawberry Cucumber SangriaRecipes
It's the only excuse you need to throw a party.
Jul 3, 2017
Recipe: Spiked Strawberry LemonadeRecipes
A glass of cold lemonade never seems to be beyond arm’s reach during some of the very best moments of summer — whether that is lounging on a front porch, running around the backyard, or dipping into your friend’s pool. Enjoying the classic is near perfect, but it doesn’t hurt to make it a little more adult-friendly and fit for 5 o’clock. Spike it with a little white rum and sweeten it with a handful of muddled strawberries and suddenly it is ready for happy hour.
Jul 2, 2017
We Stocked Our Own Wedding Bar — Here’s What We LearnedPlan & Prep
When my now-husband and I were planning our wedding, we had two big goals: save as much money as possible, and still throw a kick-ass party that didn’t feel cheap or chintzy. (So original, right?) With those things in mind, we decided early on what was worth splurging on (like the food and the reception space) and what wasn’t (like paying someone else to stock our bar).
Jun 5, 2017
Recipe: Strawberry Mojito PitcherRecipes
There's a better way to add herbs to your cocktails.
May 29, 2017
How To Make the Ultimate Frozen MargaritasRecipes
It all starts with your summer secret weapon: homemade limeade concentrate.
May 28, 2017
Recipe: Triple Coconut Poke CakeRecipes
Calling all coconut-lovers! If you’re a looking for a special dessert for this weekend’s festivities, this coconut poke cake won’t let you down. With a coconut cake base, homemade coconut pudding (featuring homemade coconut cream!), and shredded coconut over a layer of fluffy white frosting, it’s coconut sweetness through and through.
May 26, 2017
The Easiest Way to Clean Up Wine StainsKitchen
So you threw your friend a cocktail party for her birthday? That’s so sweet of you! And someone spilled all the booze? Or some of it? That’s not sweet at all! Luckily, you can easily clean it up, as long as you handle the spill smartly, says Donna Smallin Kuper, a certified house cleaning technician and author of The One-Minute Cleaner. Here’s what you should do.
May 26, 2017
Recipe: Flank Steak with Bourbon Cream SauceRecipes
The meaty bite and fatty flavor of flank steak is pretty irresistible all on its own, but add bourbon cream sauce and this simple weeknight meal takes a turn for something far fancier. This quick-cooking sauce, swirled with smoky, sweet bourbon, a splash of stock, and some cream, is a luxe combo that takes your basic pan sauce to a new level — and your steak, too! Best of all, the sauce comes together with just three ingredients.
May 23, 2017