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How to Make Cocktails at Home: The Serious Eats Guide to Essential Cocktail Techniques

So it's booze o'clock on a Friday, and you're ready for a drink, but you're new to the mixing game and you're not quite sure how to get started. You've come to the right place: after three and a half years of writing about cocktail technique on Serious Eats, I've gathered my tips, essential …

5 Essential Scotch Cocktails

More Essentials<p>Essential High-Proof Drinks »<br>Essential Low-Proof Drinks »<br>Essential Bourbon Cocktails »<br>Essential Tequila Cocktails »<br>Essential Gin Cocktails »<br>Essential Rye Cocktails »<br>Essential Vodka Cocktails »<br>Essential Brandy Cocktails »<br>25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know »<p>Next time you're at the gym …

The Serious Eats Guide to Absinthe

More Spirit Guides<p>Guide to Tequila »<br>Guide to Mezcal »<br>Guide to Rum »<br>Guide to Cachaça »<br>Guide to Bourbon »<br>Guide to Tennessee Whiskey »<br>Guide to Single Malt Scotch »<p>There are so many misconceptions surrounding absinthe, and it's time to set the story straight. Today, I'll discuss some history and clear …

5 Common Mistakes People Make With DIY Infusions

I've been making and writing about DIY cocktail projects for over six years, and I still learn something new every time I try a new DIY project. The fun thing about infusing spirits or concocting a liqueur is that there aren't a lot of rules and complicated techniques. Most of the time it really <i>is</i> …

Mint Julep Protips: Refining The Classic Derby Day Drink

GalleryMint Julep Protips: Refining The Classic Derby Day Drink<p>We've already spoken a bit about how to make a classic mint julep. But let's say you want to jazz it up a bit, skip the mint bits in your teeth and brighten the flavor. We asked some high-class bartenders for help refining the classic …

Video: Rick Bayless Makes Sparkling Ginger Margaritas at Serious Eats HQ

We had a swell happy hour recently when <b>Rick Bayless</b> stopped by the Serious Eats office to demonstrate a few recipes from his book <i>Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks</i>. In this video, Rick Bayless and Ed Levine shake up an excellent batch of sparkling ginger margaritas, and Rick gives us a …

How to Optimize Video Streams to Be Worthy of Your HDTV

Nothing ruins a dramatic scene like buffering, so do yourself a favor and optimize your rig for streaming video.<p>Absolutely everything you own …