24 Refreshing Drinks You Can Make This 4th of JulyRecipes
With all the fun 4th of July festivities – the fireworks, parades, and the big summer cookout with family and friends — be sure to plan your menu ahead of time! From festive desserts and easy side dishes to everything on the grill, you’ll also need refreshing drinks for everyone to enjoy.Peak summer calls for icy-cold refreshments, whether it’s a pitcher cocktail or a classic glass of ice cold lemonade, these 4th of July drinks are perfect for the occasion.
This 3-Ingredient Shrub Syrup Makes the Most Refreshing Summer DrinksRecipes
Have you ever sipped a shrub? Not the bush out in your front lawn, but a fruit syrup, preserved with vinegar and mixed with water or alcohol to make a tangy, refreshing beverage. An old-fashioned favorite, shrubs have steadily made a comeback in the last several years — especially on cocktail menus — but they aren’t solely the province of mixologists.
This 2-Ingredient Rhubarb Simple Syrup Is the Perfect Cocktail UpgradeRecipes
It’s rhubarb season and no doubt everyone is making rhubarb pie! But there are many other things you can do with rhubarb: relishes, chutneys, and jammy compotes; sauces both sweet and savory, and rhubarb desserts like ice cream and sorbets. The list is endless, but one of my favorite things to make when rhubarb is plentiful is this lovely, pink-hued rhubarb syrup. Here’s how to make it.
This Retro Cocktail Is Always a Hit at PartiesRecipes
I was greeted in the kitchen by a giant honeydew melon sitting on the counter emitting a deliciously sweet aroma, which immediately made me think, we need to eat or drink this now! I took to the challenge and in my own cocktail quickfire, I reached for the glowing green bottle of Midori on the bar. Typically I use Midori, a melon flavored liqueur, for all sorts of fun Halloween drinks. But, today I was craving a classic cocktail, the Melon Ball. Here’s how to make it.
This Red Sangria Is the Best Make-Ahead Cocktail for SummerRecipes
Here at The Kitchn, we are firm believers in the power of sangria. Whether you serve it in the spring, in the summer, in the fall, or in the winter, sangria is the perfect make-ahead cocktail. Pull a pitcher from the fridge as guests arrive and no one needs much encouragement to start pouring glasses. It feels fancy and instantly festive, but sangria is also one of the easiest big-batch cocktails you can make. As the party host, it’s a no-brainer.
These Pitcher Margaritas Are a Hit at Every PartyRecipes
Pitcher cocktails are smart party choices; they easily serve a crowd and don’t require you to be constantly shaking and stirring. These pitcher margaritas are even wiser than the rest, seeing as this recipe isn’t even a recipe — it’s a ratio. Just follow a ratio of three parts tequila, two parts orange liqueur, and one part lime juice.
I Found the Key to Perfect Southern-Style Sweet TeaRecipes
Before my fellow Southerners read this and start thinking, “Are you kidding me? Who doesn’t know how to make sweet tea?” — hear me out. I am Florida-born and Georgia-raised, but when I moved to California, one of the first things I noticed was that no one drinks sweet tea out here! I always keep a pitcher ready in my fridge, and my friends inevitably ask me, “How do you make this?” Today you’re going to find out how.
How To Make Your Own Kombucha ScobyRecipes
There’s really no arguing that scoby is uglydelicious homemade kombuchaIf you want to save a few bucks on your ‘booch habit, there’s just no getting around it. You’re going to need a scoby. You can beg a scoby from a kombucha-brewing friend, or you can order a fresh one online. But there’s one more option: you can grow your own. This can be easily done by combining tea, sugar, and some pre-made kombucha. Here’s how to do it.
This Is the Only Martini Recipe You'll Ever NeedRecipes
The classic cocktail is so easy to stir up at home.
Jan 9, 2024
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.
Jan 3, 2024
40 Cool Smoothies to Sip for BreakfastRecipes
Need some cool inspiration?
Jan 3, 2024
Copycat Starbucks "Medicine Ball Tea" Is the Cure for a Sore ThroatRecipes
Feel better without the drive-thru.
Dec 12, 2023
28 Best Vodka Cocktails Because It's 5 O'Clock SomewhereRecipes
Just like whiskey, rum, and gin, you’ll find a bottle of vodka in just about everyone’s liquor cabinet. It’s a staple spirit that’s incredibly versatile in cocktails, whether you’re simply enjoying it with tonic water or shaking it into some sort of fruity concoction. If you have a bottle waiting to be turned into happy hour drinks, look no further. We’ve gathered all our best vodka cocktail recipes and dropped them all in one place.
Dec 8, 2023
My Grandma's Holiday Punch Is the Star of Any PartyRecipes
A hot and fruity Mexican Christmas punch.
Dec 8, 2023
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 5, 2023
This Eggnog Recipe Is Super Popular in Puerto Rico for a ReasonRecipes
It's tropical and coconut-y.
Dec 5, 2023
Our 45 Best Cocktails for Your Thanksgiving Meal Recipes
Because a festive celebration deserves a festive drink.
Nov 1, 2023
The 12 Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Make on ThanksgivingRecipes
No booze, no problem.
Nov 1, 2023
Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider Is Mandatory at Every Holiday PartyRecipes
Spiking is optional but highly encouraged.
Oct 13, 2023
Homemade Bubble Tea Is 100% Worth the EffortRecipes
Sweet, creamy, and ridiculously refreshing.
Oct 2, 2023
How to Make Almond Milk at HomeRecipes
Once you learn how easy it is to make, you may never return to the store-bought stuff again.
Sep 12, 2023
How To Make Milk KefirRecipes
Milk kefir is an easy sell for anyone who loves yogurt, which I most definitely do. KefirsmoothieprobioticsAll you need is a teaspoon of active kefir grains and a cup of whole milk. Milk kefir is a fermented dairy product similar in many ways to yogurt and buttermilk. It’s how kefir is cultured that makes it really unique — instead of heating the milk, adding a culture, and keeping it warm as you do with yogurt, all you need to make milk kefir are kefir grains.
Sep 10, 2023
How To Make Kombucha Tea at HomeRecipes
Save your pennies! Watch the video to learn how to make your own kombucha at home.
Sep 8, 2023
How To Make Lemonade from ScratchRecipes
Keep things chill and skip the simple syrup this summer.
Sep 4, 2023
How to Make Starbucks’ Famous Pumpkin Spice Latte at HomeRecipes
It's better than anything you could get at the drive-thru
Sep 1, 2023
Hot Chocolate and Whiskey? Yes, Please! Hot Cocoa & Kilbeggan WhiskeyRecipes
On one of my very first forays into journalism, I was tasked with interviewing some local Atlanta lifestyle celebrities about comfort foods and one interview in particular has stuck with me. Recently it once again popped into my mind giving me the ideal drink idea for our 10-Minute Happy Hour. At the time Lee May was a garden journalist for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
Aug 24, 2023
Better Than It Sounds: Vietnamese Egg Soda (Soda Sua Hot Ga)Recipes
You’ve heard, perhaps, of raw eggs in cocktails (Ramos gin fizz, eggnog), but in soda?! Yes, and it’s better than it sounds. Soda sữa hột gà, or Vietnamese egg soda, may seem odd, but it’s surprisingly refreshing. Made from egg yolk, sweetened condensed milk, and club soda, it tastes like a rich, custardy ice cream soda.
Aug 23, 2023
Costco Is the Secret to Summer's Easiest SangriaRecipes
Big-batch sangria that won't break your budget.
Aug 22, 2023
88 Best Cocktail Recipes For Every Mood and MomentRecipes
Channel your inner mixologist.
Aug 19, 2023
Milk and Booze! How To Make Sweet Milk LiqueurRecipes
Say hello to the newest addition to our liquor cabinet! This rather improbable combination of vodka and milk makes a liqueur so smooth and perfectly sweet that you’ll want to sip it straight. To make one, simply mix vodka or grappa with an equal amount of milk and sugar. We love the idea of making our own liqueurs, and we’ve been wanting to try this milk liqueur ever since we saw it in David Leite’s most recent book The New Portuguese Table.
Aug 11, 2023
Mango ColadaRecipes
I once went to the Caribbean and actually got sick of piña coladas. It happens to the best of us. Midway through the vacation, I asked my bartender to switch it up a bit and it turns out that the same drink made with mango is just as good, if not better. The bartender kept the pineapple slice garnish as a nostalgic nod to our journey together through a week of seaside cocktails. If you don’t want to bother tracking down a ripe mango and slicing it, use frozen mango.
Aug 11, 2023
Cold Brewed Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)Recipes
At taco trucks, my drink of choice is always jamaica, that bright red brew that is a little tart, a little sweet and totally refreshing on a hot day. Made with dried hibiscus flowers, jamaica is easy enough to make at home, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered how much tastier — and even simpler! — it can be when you cold-brew it overnight in the refrigerator.
Aug 3, 2023
Ginger KombuchaRecipes
Kombucha and ginger are a dynamic duo of superhero proportions. Kombucha is delightfully tart and fizzy; ginger brings a warm and spicy side-kick punch. I’ve been brewing batches of kombucha for years now, and I’ve spent many many of those batches in a quest to find my perfect recipe for ginger kombucha. In the end, you can’t beat simplicity: super-fresh ginger in every bottle.
Jul 28, 2023
Hot Spiced Drink from Indonesia: BandrekRecipes
From our recent posts, we know that many of you love masala chai as much as we do. Here’s another aromatic, spiced beverage to try. Indonesian bandrek doesn’t contain tea, but it features many of the same ingredients, such as cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Simmer a pot of this on the stove, and your house will smell amazing. (It’s also an excellent sore throat soother!)Bandrek comes from the Sundanese people of Java.
Jul 25, 2023
5-Minute Vegan Breakfast SmoothieRecipes
If you’re short on time in the morning, there’s nothing quite as fast or as tasty as a fruit smoothie. But smoothies do seem to have one drawback: Are they ever as filling as a proper breakfast? The answer is yes — they can be! It’s all a matter of adding the right ingredients for a smoothie that’s equal parts convenient, delicious, and satisfying.
Jul 19, 2023
The Hemingway DaiquiriRecipes
It was at El Floridita that Ernest Hemingway conducted his love affair with the daiquiri. During his many stints in Cuba, where he escaped to and from his home in Key West, Florida, the writer was known to post up in a favorite corner of this Havana watering hole and quaff glass after glass of barman Constantino Ribalaigua Vert’s simple, sublime concoctions of rum, lime, sugar, and ice.
Jun 20, 2023
10 Warm Drinks That’ll Soothe Your Throat During Cold SeasonRecipes
From citrusy teas, to tonics, steamers, and more, these are the drinks I turn to during cold season.
Jun 20, 2023
How to Make Beet KvassRecipes
Have you ever tried beet kvass? Earthy, salty, sour, and sweet, this jewel-toned lacto-fermented beverage is full of probiotic goodness. Plus it’s ridiculously easy and affordable to brew right on your kitchen counter. Making beet kvass is similar to the process of making sauerkraut, traditional dill pickles, and kimchi.
Jun 14, 2023
Fire CiderRecipes
Have you heard of fire cider? The first time I encountered this traditional folk recipe, I have to admit I was terrified. Horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, hot peppers, and spices infused in apple cider vinegar? To drink? It took me years before I tried it, but you can be braver than me. It’s worth it! Plus you can use fire cider in so many ways — from cold cure to cooking to cocktails. Hot, pungent, sour, and sweet, fire cider is certainly not for the faint of heart.
Jun 4, 2023
12 Cocktails to Kick Off the WeekendRecipes
Is there any greater time of the week than Friday happy hour? The work week is finally done, but the weekend to-do list — filled with errands, events, and obligations — has yet to begin. It’s basically your free pass for the week. So why not mark this magic hour or two with a fabulous cocktail … or two? Here are 12 of our favorites that are sure to get your weekend off to a good start.
May 25, 2023
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 25, 2023
15 Fresh, Simple Cocktails for SpringRecipes
It’s springtime, the air is fresh, the sun is out. Time to sit out on the balcony (or patio, or fire escape…) with a glass of something cold in hand. This is the time of year when we like to begin dinner parties with an easy, crowd-friendly drink — perhaps a pitcher of strawberry-basil margaritas, or a simple whiskey sour.
May 25, 2023
Drinking a Dash of Vinegar: 10 Shrub Recipes for the SummerRecipes
We’re talking all things preservation this week, so while you’re readying a batch of pickled vegetables why not mix a little of that vinegar into your next drink or cocktail as well? A roundup of shrewd shrubs to wet your palate await.Drinking vinegar is back in vogue and it’s not just because its distinct zing can curl your mustache. Mixing a tinge of vinegar into your drink or cocktail can add some complexity and savory overtones that may just have you coming back for more.
May 25, 2023
10 Easy Sangrias for FallRecipes
Here are a few sangrias that are perfect for autumn, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and everything in between.
May 25, 2023
10 of Our Most Popular Pitcher Cocktails of 2017Recipes
These big-batch drinks will keep the party going all night long.
May 25, 2023
12 Big-Batch Cocktails You Can Make AheadRecipes
When it comes to summer entertaining, we're all about recipes that we can make ahead of time, and that goes for drinks too.
May 25, 2023
15 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Have With a MealRecipes
From simple tricks to store-bought sips, we have you covered when it comes to non-alcoholic drink ideas. Most of these beverages aren’t too sweet, making them perfect to serve alongside food.• 12 Noon to Midnight – Light, refreshing, and not too sweet• Cascal• Grown-Up Soda (GUS), Vignette Wine Country Soda, DRY Soda Co.What are your favorite non-alcoholic drinks to have with a meal?Related: Ideas for Fun Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks?
May 25, 2023
12 Things to Drink on St. Patrick’s Day (Besides Green Beer)Recipes
From boozy favorites to family-friendly beverages, these will leave you green with envy.
Mar 13, 2023
25 Swanky Cocktails for New Year’s EveRecipes
Toast to the last night of the year in style.
Dec 6, 2022
These 25 Wintery Cocktails Are Extra FestiveRecipes
And they couldn't be easier to make.
Nov 17, 2022
How To Make a Classic Hot ToddyRecipes
It's the ultimate cozy cocktail.
Nov 28, 2022
The Classic Rob Roy Is the Perfect Fall CocktailRecipes
Scotch may not be your usual drink, but stir it with some sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters, and you may just find you like it.
Sep 28, 2022
12 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Sip This FallRecipes
They're all way more fun than seltzer.
Jul 26, 2022
How To Make Coffee Concentrate to Serve Hot Coffee to a CrowdRecipes
This coffee concentrate — the same type used to make stellar iced coffee — can turn out a cup of hot coffee that is just as good: rich, flavorful, and mellow.
Sep 20, 2022
My Kind of Spring Drink Recipe: Strawberry Gin SmashRecipes
With more sunshine, my end-of-day goal is to spend a few moments putzing in my garden. This means dinner consists of simple recipes, served with easy but delicious drinks, like smashes. These smashes make up a whole new world of cocktails with endless options for muddling, mixing, and of course sipping. This one is just perfect for today’s 10-Minute Happy Hour.
Sep 20, 2022
Warm & Cozy: 14 Tips, Ideas and Recipes for the Ultimate Hot ChocolateRecipes
It’s hot cocoa season. Can you feel it? There’s a chill in the air, holiday lights twinkling outside, wool socks snuggled on your feet, and the only thing missing is a mug of rich, creamy, homemade hot chocolate. If you’re looking for some new ways to enjoy one of winter’s best beverages — tea-infused hot chocolate? hot chocolate and whiskey? — we have some recipes and tips to see you through the season.
Sep 19, 2022
How To Make a Classic Whiskey SourRecipes
A fast and fancy at-home cocktail you can serve all year long. Egg white included!
Sep 13, 2022
Homemade Caramel Syrup for Your CoffeeRecipes
For me, there’s not much better than an ice-cold coffee on a hot summer day. One problem though: if you want to sweeten your coffee you only have a few options. Option one is to use sugar, which is hard to dissolve and can result in a pile of sugar gunk at the bottom of your glass. Option two is using a store-bought coffee syrup, but those tend to be cloyingly sweet and flavored with junk. The hidden third option is to make your own syrup at home.
Sep 13, 2022
How To Make Fruit SlushiesRecipes
News flash, everybody: Summer is hot. I always seem to forget how hot it gets here in California, until it happens. The temperature starts to creep into the high 90s and I start to panic. It’s that how many layers of clothes can I remove in this social situation and still remain decent? sort of panic. I’ve come up with a solution to cool things down: How about we make some slushies? They’re easy to whip up in a blender, made with real fruit, and best of all, ice cold.
Aug 30, 2022
Non-Alcoholic SangriaRecipes
My favorite thing about sangria, the Spanish punch, isn’t actually the wine or spirits; it’s the luscious assortment of fruit that gets ladled into each glass. I love how refreshing it is to sip, and munch, on a warm day, and I’ve often felt bad that my teetotaling partner hasn’t been able to enjoy it. I developed this non-alcoholic version with him in mind, and discovered that I like it just as much as the real thing.
Aug 20, 2022
My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin CocktailRecipes
Recently friends of ours got married in a remote, a.k.a. no cell service, Catskill’s resort. This resulted in a long overdue trek through New York’s Hudson Valley. We hadn’t been back in those parts since I graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1999. The long weekend road trip right on the heels of a late spring heatwave and a tiny bottle of homemade Limoncello became the inspiration for this week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour.
Aug 17, 2022
How To Make Grenadine Syrup from ScratchRecipes
Grenadine is that bright red, super sweet syrup that helps put the sun in a Tequila Sunrise, makes a Shirley Temple blush, or improve holiday cocktails. It also occasionally puts the cherry in cherry cokes, but actually, grenadine is traditionally made from pomegranates (grenadine is French for pomegranate) and has a lot more going for it when you make your own.
Aug 15, 2022
How To Make Coconut Milk at HomeRecipes
You only need two ingredients.
Aug 15, 2022
The Classic Negroni Cocktail Is the Perfect SipRecipes
It's sexy, smooth, and perfect for happy hour tonight.
Aug 8, 2022
20+ Must-Make Watermelon Recipes for SummerRecipes
From salads to desserts and everything in between.
May 28, 2021
20 Refreshing Fruity Cocktails to Sip All SummerRecipes
Bring sunny vibes straight to your couch.
May 3, 2022
Joanna Goddard’s Favorite Milkshake for Kids (and Grownups Too)Recipes
Who cooks and eats here: Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo, Alex Williams, and their two kids, Anton and Toby Where: Brooklyn, New York Rent or Own? Rent We toured Joanna’s Streamlined Brooklyn Kitchen yesterday, and now she’s sharing a refreshing recipe! This simple “milkshake” is in regular rotation in the Goddard/Williams household. It’s a healthy twist on a classic, but the kids feel like they’re getting a major treat, and the adults sometimes partake too.
May 17, 2022