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Gin and Tonic Sorbetto

With the unmistakable flavor of juniper, and a twist of citrus, <b>The Ice Creamists</b> maintain this concoction has "enough alcohol for a kick in the bolsheviks."<p>Reprinted with permission by Matt O'Connor. Copyright © 2013. Published by Octopus Publishing. Available wherever books are sold. All rights …

Watermelon and Blackberry Sangria Recipe

The definition of refreshing, this sangria works well for a party since it's ready and prepped in the fridge.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/3 cup sugar1/3 cup water3 tablespoons fresh juice from about 3 limes1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon1 cup blackberries2 cups Manzanilla sherry4 cups iceGarnish: 1 …

Whiskey Sour Slushy Recipe

This is a basic recipe to modify to your tastes. The slushy base as written is mostly a tart lemon slush with a faint boozy kick. You can then stir in additional whiskey per serving to your taste—as high as 50/50 whiskey and slush if you like.<p>For an additional layer of flavor and sweetness, line …

Good Cork from Mayahuel Recipe

Mayahuel's Good Cork is a stiff whiskey drinker's cocktail with a smoky twist. Philip Ward recommends serving with a straw, for stirring purposes.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read …

Chamomile Tequila Sour Recipe

A simple syrup made from chamomile pairs beautifully with a blanco tequila that boasts major floral notes. I used Herencia Mexicana Blanco Tequila, which was a great value at $28.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Chamomile Simple Syrup</b>:4 chamomile tea bags1 cup sugar1 cup water<b>For Each …

Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs Recipe

The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg is coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried. When eaten warm, the taste calls to mind that of a deep-fried candy bars that one can find at state fairs, but in my opinion, a slightly more complex flavor. It's the perfect …

Beretta's Pamplemousse Recipe

We're always a bit wary of elderflower liqueur, but it doesn't take over in this supremely balanced and fresh-tasting gin cocktail, a signature brunch drink at Beretta in San Francisco. The recipe was created by Ryan Fitzgerald.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by …

DIY Mole Bitters Recipe

The exotic combination of chile and chocolate in these mole bitters is a perfect addition to cocktails made with tequila, mezcal, or dark rum.<p><b>Notes:</b> Cacao nibs are roasted bits of cacao beans. Many grocery and health-food stores carry them, or you can also order them online from Amazon. (You can …

Mango Sorbet Recipe

Tart, sweet, and very rich, this simple mango sorbet has a creamy texture verging on ice cream.<p><b>Note:</b> You can scale this recipe up or down as you like. The big ratio to keep in mind: for each cup of strained mango purée, add 1/4 cup sugar.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious …

Green Gloves from Mayahuel Recipe

This refreshing tequila cocktail from Mayahuel in the East Village carries just enough heat to keep you from sucking it down in one big sip.<p><b>Note:</b> For the smoked salt, Mayahuel co-owner and bartender Philip Ward dilutes a strong smoked salt (such as the one from La Boite a Epice) with regular kosher …

Rhubarb Sidecar Recipe

This fruit-forward take on the classic Sidecar uses pear brandy, orange liqueur, and rhubarb shrub. I used Williams Pear Brandy from Clear Creek Distillery. It's a bit of a splurge, but completely worth it.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat …

Rhubarb Shrub Recipe

Tart rhubarb practically begs to celebrated in a shrub. Two pounds of rhubarb may seem like a lot, but a large amount is necessary to have a good concentrated rhubarb flavor in the final product. You can use your shrub with seltzer, or mix into a cocktail.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Autumn Giles is a writer …

Rhubarb and Roses Recipe

The tart rhubarb shrub and hints of rhubarb flavor in the Aperol play off each other really nicely in this drink. I used Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon here, but plug in your favorite bourbon for mixing if you don't have Four Roses on hand.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup …

10 Famous Writers on How to Drink

This week, we read a fascinating essay by famed journalist H.L. Mencken, also known as the Sage of Baltimore, entitled “How to Drink Like a …

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The Motown Recipe

This cocktail recipe comes from Toasted Oak Grill & Market just outside Detroit, Michigan. The drink is evocative of candied nuts, and it's ideal for serving alongside a gingerbread or spice-cake dessert. At Toasted Oak, they make this drink with Zeppelin Bend Straight Whiskey from local distillery …

El Diablo Recipe

The Diablo cocktail is made with tequila and creme de cassis. This delicate variation from David Welch at Lincoln Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, calls for Pimm's instead. The result is bright and refreshing.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never …

Pimm's Melon Punch Recipe

This recipe from John McCarthy of the Greenwich Project (see our First Look here) brings out the spicy side of Pimm's with a cardamom syrup. Instead of the traditional cucumber you often see with Pimm's, this drink is made with fresh honeydew juice.<p><b>Note:</b> Honeydew juice can be extracted in a juicer, …