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Bramble Smash

Makes 1 Servings<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ½" lemon wedges<p>2 ½" lime wedges<p>1 tablespoon simple syrup<p>4 blackberries, plus more for garnish<p>4 blueberries, plus more for garnish<p>4 raspberries, plus more for garnish<p>¼ cup vodka<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash lemon …

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 …

5 Cocktail Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Do you have your phone with you right now? Yeah, we thought so. Whether commuting or passing time before a meeting, a smartphone is our nigh constant companion. And according to Nielsen, Americans spend about 11 hours a day staring at a digital device of some sort, whether it's a desktop computer …

Spiced Apple Cider

12 Servings<p>Reducing the cider intensifies its flavor, Sean Rembold, chef at Marlow & Sons, in Brooklyn, says, adding, “There’s also the aromatherapy you get from simmering cider.”<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 gallon apple cider, preferably fresh (the darker the better)<p>1 tablespoon whole allspice<p>1 teaspoon …

Make Your Own Herb-Infused Simple Syrups

At the end of each summer, we’re faced with the same problem: How do we use up all of our herbs before they freeze over? Mojitos, Smashes and Mint …