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Elevated Vacation Home Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean

Stationed above the coast on Great Ocean Road in Australia, <i>The Pole House</i> is a modern home with incredible views of the ocean. It was designed by F2 Architecture and is considered one of Australia's iconic buildings, commonly referred to as the most photographed house on the road. It's not hard to …

Earl Grey Cider Cocktails + scenes from the autumn jersey shore! With Food + Love

November 17, 2014 26<p>For the past 10 months, I’ve been living in a perpetual state of uncertainty. Since the day my husband told me he was changing …

Cocktail 101: More Fun with Citrus Garnishes

As a brief follow-up to last week's garnish instruction, I wanted to point out a couple more simple ways to prepare a citrus peel garnish.<p>This week you'll master the <b>rustic swath</b> and the <b>dainty spiral</b>.<p><b>What you'll need:</b><p>One fresh piece of citrus fruit, preferably organic. (Last week's warning about …

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus

It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back a much-needed appreciation for fresh juices.<p>But to really capture the complex …

A No-Heat, No-Filter Technique for Making Cocktail Syrups

So you've decided to try your hand at stirring up a few classic cocktails at home. Maybe you started with the Manhattan—a drink that requires only three ingredients, all simply dispensed from shelf-stable(ish) bottles. Then you probably moved on to sours and started juicing fresh citrus. But you're …

Beer on TV: We Chat With James Watt of the New Show Brew Dogs

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There's no denying it: craft beer is huge right now. The once-niche beverage is an increasingly mainstream product and craft beer can be seen just about everywhere these days. This fall, James Watt, Martin Dickie, and …

The three most important Southern California craft beers of 2013

2013 was the best year for craft beer that Los Angeles has yet seen, and there were more brewery openings, more new beers, and more excitement among beer drinkers than ever before. Everyone has their favorite new brewed-in-L.A. beer, but these are three of the most important beers to be released in …

What Suntory-Beam Can Learn From Craft Beer Entrepreneurs

It’s already yesterday’s news, that Japanese spirits giant Suntory has acquired American bourbon whiskey company Jim Beam for a deal valued at some $16 billion. The deal would make Suntory the third largest producer globally of distilled beverages.<p>The horizon for the spirits industry, however, …

Cocktails From a Low-Stocked Bar: A Guide to Substitutions

Oh man, it's been one of those days. Your computer isn't working correctly, but your IT guys doesn't want to help you. Your boss wants that important document fifteen minutes ago, but what can you do? Your mom is leaving passive-aggressive voicemails because you haven't called her in the last 24 …

Fall Cocktail: Cider Jack Cocktail

<b>…..I</b>f you haven’t noticed yet, the leaves are changing colors, the winds are picking up, and that can only mean one thing. Fall is right around the …

Cocktail 101: A Guide to Garnishes

Usually a bright piece of fruit, or a briny olive, or a festive umbrella, but sometimes something much more fancy, the cocktail garnish has a solid place in the history of cocktails. Today, we'll look at what garnishes are and how to get started using them to good effect.<p>A cocktail garnish is an …

The Swedish Tart

Makes 1<p>This cocktail is incredibly simple and incredibly good. Green tea kombucha, homemade (three-ingredient) dill syrup, and vodka are all you need.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup sugar<p>¼ cup coarsely chopped dill<p>3 ounces green tea kombucha<p>1½ ounces aquavit or vodka<p>Dill sprigs (for garnish)<p>Recipe …

Recipes

Summer Night Cocktail

This cocktail is inspired by a recent trip I took to Palm Springs. I found this drink at the Ace Hotel called The Desert Facial. It was super …

Boston Tea Party

Makes 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth<p>2 tablespoons sencha green tea leaves (loose or tea emptied from 6 tea bags)<p>1 1/2 cups white rum (such as Banks 5 Island Rum)<p>5 tablespoons St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)<p>1 teaspoon Boston Bittahs or other bitters<p>6 lime twists<p>Recipe …

Honey Rye

Makes 2 Servings<p>September 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 tablespoons rye whiskey<p>3 tablespoons honey liqueur (such as Bärenjäger)<p>1/4 teaspoon orange bitters<p>Ginger ale<p>2 orange twists<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Fill 2 Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Divide rye, honey liqueur, and bitters between glasses. Stir for 5 …

Santa Monica

Old Pal

Makes 1 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons bourbon<p>2 tablespoons Campari<p>2 tablespoons dry vermouth<p>1 orange twist<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and stir until shaker becomes frosty. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.<p>Nutritional …

Articles about passive acceptance 7 energy efficient homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy at home? First and foremost, check your energy bill.<p>John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.<p>Resolution:4 Architecture …

Car Park House – Architecture by Anonymous Architects

The Car Park House located in Echo Park, Los Angeles.<p>Anonymous Architects designed the Car Park House located in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The …

16 Summery Rum Cocktails

From tropical tipples to straight-up stirred drinks, rum is as versatile as any other spirit, and we've got 16 recipes to prove it<p>Spiced Rum Recipe No. 5<p><b>(Credit: Levi Brown)</b><p>Northwood #2<p><b>(Credit: Craig Cutler)</b><p>Goombay Smash<p><b>(Credit: Nigel Cox)</b><p>Isle of Pines<p><b>(Credit: Nigel Cox)</b><p>Queen's Park Swizzle<p><b>(Credit:</b> …

Cold Brew Iced Tea and Ways to Improve It

Cold-brewed or Thai-spiced, iced tea is our favorite summer refresher<p>I'm only half-joking when I say that until I was ten, I thought water was brown and sweet and came with ice and a lemon wedge. In the South, iced tea isn't just the official drink, it's what you offer visiting friends and …

47 Gin Cocktail Recipes That Aren't Just Gin & Tonics

Fact: Gin is the best clear spirit on your bar. These 47 cocktail recipes prove it.<p>Fact: Gin is the best clear spirit on your bar. Its herbal flavor lends itself to refreshing cocktails from gimlets and punches to smashes and martinis. Bottoms up, because these 47 gin cocktails make us want a …

Wine & Spirits

Tamarind Whiskey Sour

Makes 4 Servings<p>Step one: Buy tamarind concentrate. Step two: Make this spin on a classic whiskey sour.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Palm sugar syrup<p>⅓ cup palm sugar or light brown sugar<p>Cocktail<p>6 ounces bourbon<p>4 ounces fresh lime juice<p>2 ounces tamarind concentrate<p>Orange wedges and maraschino …

Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail

This is the first of many posts we’ll categorize as “Cocktails with Lieutenant Dan” and we’re starting with a real doozy, a <i>Watermelon Basil Gin</i> …

Margaritas

14<p>I know tequila fans like to have their say about what tequila is best for margaritas. But as I’ve learned with just about everything, the buck …

Articles about eco friendly compact cabin washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>To kick off the new schedule, we thought …

Articles about 7 compact home tours on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>The always popular Dwell Home Tour series will explore Portland for the first time this …

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> …