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Distilling Presidential History Into 44 Cocktails

As Washington, D.C., gears up for the 57th presidential inauguration, political parties are in full swing. We're not talking about run-of-the-mill partisan bickering. We're talking about inaugural celebrations: balls, galas and cocktail parties. Emphasis on the cocktail.<p>The Round Robin Bar in the …

Cinema Aphrodiso

Whether judged by hankies used, sighs heaved, or pulses quickened, a truly fine romantic movie can burn its way into generations of hearts. From the star-crossed (Casablanca, Roman Holiday, Brokeback Mountain) to the triumphant (It Happened One Night, Say Anything . . . , Working Girl), Laura …

Thresholds of Violence

How school shootings catch on.<p>On the evening of April 29th last year, in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca, a woman was doing the dishes when she looked out her kitchen window and saw a young man walking through her back yard. He was wearing a backpack and carrying a fast-food bag and was …

Stephen King

Nick Denton, Peter Thiel, and the Plot to Murder Gawker

As if the sudden death of Gawker Media, felled by a Hulk Hogan invasion-of-privacy suit, wasn’t shocking enough when it happened earlier this year, word quickly got out that the whole thing had been bankrolled by one of Silicon Valley’s most successful investors. But Nick Denton, Gawker’s founding …

President Trump’s First Term

His campaign tells us a lot about what kind of Commander-in-Chief he would be.<p>On the morning of January 20, 2017, the President-elect is to visit Barack Obama at the White House for coffee, before they share a limousine—Obama seated on the right, his successor on the left—for the ride to the …

The Legacy

Jared Kushner exited the subway on Canal Street to find his world blown up. It was the morning of July 13, 2004, and Jared, on break from NYU Law …

A Decade of Mysterious Fires in a Sicilian Village

In the middle of dinner, Antonino Pezzino discovered that his house was on fire. It was late December 2003, and Pezzino was at his home in Canneto di …

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Iran Nuclear Deal

The Best 3-Ingredient Cocktails to Enjoy This Summer

Listen: We’re all about a nice glass of wine or an ice-cold beer, but sometimes don’t you want something with a little more…stuff in it? That’s why …

Recipes

17 Top Bartenders' Desert Island Cocktails

One of the most common lies we tell ourselves is "just one drink," but what if you had to choose one... for the rest of your life? It's tough to …

Hudson Valley

20 Tequila Cocktails Everyone Should Know

More reasons to love tequila.<p>There's rarely <i>ever</i> a bad time for tequila, <i>even</i> during brunch, but skip the traditional frozen margaritas and shots and give these new drinks a try (they'll make you love tequila even more.)

These 45 Summer Cocktails Belong On Your Drinking Bucket List

Soak up the sun ... and the booze.<p>1 of 45<p>Ethan Calabrese<p>Strawberry Daiquiri<p>Sweet strawberries are even better with rum.<p>Get the recipe from Delish.<p>BUY …

21 Inspiring Cocktails That Will Make You Want to Drink Outside

Warm weather means it's 5 o'clock all the time.<p>There's nothing quite like an al fresco cocktail. When you can sit outside with a drink in your hand, the sun beaming down on your face, life feels that much closer to perfect. Here are some drinks to get you nice and thirsty:<p>1. These lava flow …

Bob Marley

16 Refreshing Sangria Cocktails

The sangria cocktails range from fruity wine popsicles to pineapple punch recipes. The go-to summer drink is a patio must-have whether …

Strawberry Sangria

Rachel Saunders | Blue Chair Cooks With Jam & Marmalade | Andrews McMeel, 2014Recipes for sangria abound, but including strawberry jam in the mix …

17 Big-Batch Cocktails To Whip Up At Your Next Outdoor Party

Ooh, guys. It’s summer, our favorite season, one that encourages throwing parties outside, grilling food over fire and devising new tactics to hold onto sweaty cocktail glasses. We know you’ve felt the mercury rise over the last few days, and we’re here to offer some new inspirations for summer …

13 Sparkling Cocktails to Savor Before the Prosecco Shortage Hits

Bad news: an exceptionally poor harvest and a growing demand for Prosecco may very well result in a shortage of this popular sparkler as soon as August. While Prosecco is unlikely to disappear from shelves entirely, the prices will likely creep up, making this affordable alternative to Champagne …

The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Guide

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch). So we’ve put together this handy guide to get you through the dog days of summer and beyond. Ready thy …

Cocktails

45 Summer Cocktails You Should Try Before Labor Day

If you've never enjoyed a Tom Collins on a sunny back patio, you haven't lived.<p>Whether guests prefer gin or rum, these simple, time-tested cocktails are guaranteed to please.

Spices

Go Big: 39 Cocktails That Scale

Here are 43 ideas for cocktails with just a few ingredients so you can scale them as big and boozy as you want.<p><b>Have you ever wanted to be the host or hostess with the most(est)</b>? Or perhaps the very best guest? Those honors usually come with one thing: booze, and lots of it. Instead of going with a …

North Carolina

Peach Rose Lemonade Signature Drink Inspiration + Recipe

February is a time for soft romance and the anticipation of spring, so for this month’s inspiration board and signature cocktail, I wanted to keep …

The 15 Best Boozy Lemonade Recipes

Ah, lemonade stands. We can practically picture our eight-year-old selves proudly manning the colorful stand and yelling at passersby. Besides giving us the trip down memory lane, these stands popping up is the ultimate sign that spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Best. News. …

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 12, 2015 91<p>Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.<p>I think I say this every …

18 Refreshing Drinks to Mix for Memorial Day

It may or may not be full-on summer weather this Memorial Day, but it's always warm enough near the grill. And whether you're charring veggies, chicken, or steak, you're gonna get thirsty.<p>Sure, you could buy a carton of lemonade and fill a cooler with rosé and IPA, but we know Serious Eaters want …

You'll Be Touched By The Unusual Animal Friendship Shown In These 10 Pictures

We all love watching animals cuddle, play with one another, and just have a great time, right? These pictures will make your hearts melt with care, …

19 Sangrias To Get You Through Life

Let's be honest. There's always an excuse for sangria.

8 Ways To Prevent A Hangover

The Mudslide - Tipsy Bartender

Frozen Sunrise Margaritas

Yay, Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year. I’m so excited because this year my hubby has arranged a babysitter and we are going to have a date …