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Portugal’s Easy, Breezy Aperitif Proves That Austerity and Self-Care Can Co-Exist

4 minute Read<p>Porto tonico, a breezy combination of dry fortified wine and tonic water, is one of the world’s great aperitifs. It’s easy to make, …

Wine & Spirits

7 Must-Know Martini Recipes

Is there any drink more sleek and sophisticated than a martini? Made with a bare minimum of ingredients (traditionally just gin and dry vermouth), …

How to Dry Shake a Cocktail - Ramos Gin Fizz

The 10 Best Happy Hours for Grown Women

We love nothing more than a reasonably priced cocktail, but we also prefer to avoid bars that feel like breeding grounds for singles who swiped …

How to Make the Best Arnold Palmer Ever

Pretty much every time I've had an Arnold Palmer—that mix of iced tea and lemonade that's sometimes called a "half and half"—it's been disappointing. They're often tinny with the taste of instant powdered tea, or bitter from over-brewed bags, and hinting at the scent of lemon floor cleaner from …

Vesper

Makes 1 Servings<p>Of this take on a martini, James Bond quipped, “I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made.” What he said.<p>October 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ ounces Tanqueray gin<p>1 ounce vodka<p>½ ounce Lillet Blanc<p>1 …

The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Last summer, Eater took a look at the best affordable whiskeys under $35. The list was open to all whiskey categories, and ended up quite bourbon-dominant. Only one Scotch made the original list, The Glenlivet 12.<p>Here, the focus is entirely on the best affordable Scotch, with a slightly elevated …

A Festive White Cranberry Mimosa Recipe

Christmas<p>A Last Minute Christmas Biscotti Recipe!<p>Christmas<p>Inspiration for Your Holiday Table From Paola Alberdi<p>Christmas<p>Personalized Gifts That'll …

The Whisky Advent Calendar Is The Best Christmas Countdown, Ever

Bottoms up.<p>If Christmas is not your thing, you've probably never heard of an advent calendar. Advent calendars, as we know them today, are basically holiday-themed posters with 24 little doors or windows that are opened each day in a countdown till Christmas. Sometimes opening the door will reveal …

Whiskey

Top Texas pizza joint discloses truth about most popular cocktail

Texas weather demands a refreshing libation practically year-round, and there’s none more refreshing than a grapefruit rickey. Turns out this is the …

Make a Martini Like a Pro With Audrey Saunders

The hardest things to master are often the simplest. Take the martini.<p></head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Audrey Saunders<p>Owner / Pegu Club / New York City<p>The hardest things to master are often …

Martinis

The Best Summer White Wines Under $20

It’s summertime, and the joy of spending long, lazy days outdoors can only be enhanced by a chilled glass of wine. At less than $20 a bottle, each one of these refreshing whites is budget-friendly. Plus, they're equally delicious sipped out of a Reidel glass or plastic cup! Check out our selections …

Stonefruit

Lillet Lemonade Cocktail

Lillet Lemonade Cocktail<p>I strongly believe that sharing good food and drink with friends is one of the most fun way to create memories. After a …

How to Make the Careless Whisper, a Cocktail Like a Sweet Gin Breeze

<i>Welcome to Boozinette. This is the Careless Whisper.</i><p>2 oz dry gin<br>• 2 oz watermelon juice<br>• 1/2 oz rich mint syrup<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 1 sprig of mint<p>1 bunch of …

Cocktails

5 Brunch Cocktails That Beat The Hell Out Of A Mimosa

Mimosas are in the brunch cocktail hall of fame for many reasons. They're dead easy to make. They can be very cheap (given how easy it is to disguise …

Spicy Ginger Rum Cocktail & KitchenIQ Giveaway!

Growing up I used to drink ginger ale like it was going out of style. Now, because I lived in Ohio, that meant that we almost exclusively drank …

Recipes

South Side

makes 1 Servings<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 fresh mint leaves, slapped<p>3 oz. dry gin<p>1½ oz. fresh lemon juice<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>Club soda<p>Lemon peel<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine mint, gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with lemon peel.

Recipe: Sparkling Cucumber Cooler

In two tall glasses filled with ice, combine the gin, cucumber soda and cucumber slices. Squeeze a wedge of lime into each glass and stir. Bruise a …

Recipes

The Caipirinha Is The Brazilian Cocktail You’ve Been Too Afraid To Pronounce

Lime, sugar and lots of cachaça.<p>It’s time to take a break from the mojito, put down the margarita, and give Brazil’s national cocktail ― the caipirinha ― a chance to star at your next cocktail hour. The caipirinha is a simple cocktail made of cachaça, lime and sugar, and it is as refreshing as it …

A Last-Minute Gift for Your Host: Jalapeño-Infused Tequila!

It's still summer, and that means plenty of gatherings and potlucks with friends. There are al fresco dinner parties and cookouts aplenty. As a …

Cocktails

The Classic Vodka Cranberry Gets a Holiday Twist

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jelly Toast and written by Emily Caruso, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>My husband and I have a terribly annoying habit. Well, it's not annoying to us, but I assume to anyone trying to follow our train of thought, it can get tedious. We have always …

Moscow Mule Recipe

Vodka may be the most prominent single spirit on the back bar today, but in the 1940s, it was a very different situation.<p>The story goes that in 1941, in an effort to market the then-exotic Russian spirit, executives from Heublein—then owners of Smirnoff vodka—collaborated with the owner of the Cock …

Basil Lime Cooler Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This recipe makes enough basil syrup for about 8 cocktails. Excess syrup can be stored for up to one week in a covered refrigerated container.<p><b>Read more: Drinking in Season: Basil Lime Cooler</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Basil Syrup:</b>1 cup water1 cup sugar6 basil leaves<b>For the Cocktail</b>:1 ounce basil …