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Ask a Bartender: What's One Drink We Should Be Making at Home?

On an average night, most of us don't have time for complicated syrups or infusions. But what simple cocktails <i>should</i> we be trying out? We asked our gang of bartenders what straightforward drinks they recommend. Here's what they had to say.<p>"Honestly, I think everyone at home should be making a damn …

5 Vodka Cocktails to Make This Fall

Perhaps bartenders were still wincing from the days of poorly made Cosmos and calling-everything-a-martini, perhaps there was an urge to show folks that there are more interesting things to drink than a vodka-soda, but the past decade has seen vodka pulled off craft cocktail bar shelves and wiped …

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 …

Armin van Buuren Goes Platinum and Gold

Earlier today the king of trance <b>Armin van Buuren,</b> announced that he had received a platinum award for his hit single <b>This is What it Feels Like,</b> and …

7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Clean Your Grill Grate The Lazy Way!

Buff off crud with the help of nature<p>Grill grates, unlike cast iron skillets, do not acquire "seasoning" by failing to give them a good scrub. In fact, all that gunk that builds up on your grates can impede the formation of the crucial crust needed for great grilled food.<p>There's an easy fix to all …

The Lowdown on Great Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Not everyone has access to an outdoor smoker for making authentic barbecue, but fortunately a slow cooker makes fall-apart-tender pork for pulling …

Cooking

24 Hours in the Food Life of the Bellagio, Las Vegas

Behind the scenes at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, where food service is a 24-hours-a-day operation involving 950 employees

Extreme Sports

What is Xiaomi? Here's the Chinese company that just stole one of Android's biggest stars

Xiaomi is often likened to Apple, but it's more Google than anything else<p>Yesterday, Google lost one of its top Android executives to a relatively unknown Chinese cellphone manufacturer. While the circumstances surrounding Hugo Barra’s departure are still murky and potentially dramatic, there’s no …

Xiaomi

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Men's Fashion

What To Wear Now: Behind the Scenes of the Fall 2013 Menswear Shows

<i>GQ</i>’s exhaustive, informative, and damn pretty special issue <i>What To Wear Now</i> is officially on newsstands and to give you a tease of what you’ll find inside, we’re sharing some of our exclusive behind the scenes photos from Fall-Winter 2013’s biggest shows. Shot backstage in London, Milan, and Paris …

Menswear

GQ Men

Having spent more than 80 years examining, celebrating, and writing about the smart and stylish men<p>Having spent more than 80 years examining, celebrating, and writing about the smart and stylish men that make up our culture, <i>GQ</i> has decided to publish a summary of their findings with <i>GQ Men</i>. Curated …

Style, class and rigour: It can only be the GQ Men Of The Year Awards

Wow, what a red carpet display of style, rigour and class at this years’ GQ Men Of The Year Awards . For a black tie event, these male celebs …

Men's Fashion

Is Barrel Aged Gin a Good Idea?

We're used to it with tequila, we're used to it with rum: spirits that are delicious on their own can be transformed into something even more delicious with a little barrel aging. So I guess we shouldn't be surprised that barrel aged gin is on the rise.<p>Some folks putting their gin into barrels cite …

Serious Entertaining: Our Favorite Beer Pairings for a Late Summer Feast

There are few things I enjoy more than a good beer and a good summer barbecue, and there's no time like August to enjoy them both together. If you're entertaining between now and Labor Day, or just grilling for a few friends, having the right beer to complement your dishes can really take your …

The Best Drinks We Drank in August

GalleryThe Best Drinks We Drank in August<p>What did the SE Drinks team drink this August? All kinds of delicious stuff—tequila cocktails, mezcal cocktails, bourbon cocktails, and some wacky moonshine from Costa Rica. There was a killer roadtrip milkshake and a lifesaving cucumber-aloe-slush made with …

Costa Rica

Top 10 DJs Over 40: Veterans In an Industry Dominated by Youth

<b>10 DJs Over 40 Still Going Strong</b><p>I don’t know about you guys, but I like to think I’ll still be every bit of the <b>EDM</b> fanatic I am right now when I …

David Guetta

The 16 Fall Movies You Should Be Excited About: A Guide

Labor Day is the signpost every year that the sugary summer junk is behind us and that the nutritious square meal of awards season has finally …

David O. Russell

GSI Halulite Camp Cutlery Set

Ditch those flimsy, disposable forks, spoons, and knives you've been bringing camping and pick up a set that will last, the GSI Halulite Camp Cutlery …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Coming to a Wrist Near You

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real. The slightly bulgy piece of wristwear works in conjunction with Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets so …

Samsung

Sony Unveils Its iPhone-Compatible QX10 And QX100 Lens Attachments

Sony has officially unveiled its QX10 and QX100 lens attachments that can turn any iPhone into a DSLR-quality camera. Both lenses are basically …

The 38 Essential Pizzas Across the Country

The appeal of the pizza seems to know no bounds. While New York, Chicago, and San Francisco are all packing a number of absurdly great pizzerias, an excellent pie can be had just about anywhere in the country. And in just about any style: thin-crust, New York, deep dish, Detroit, bar, New Haven, …

Pizza

5-Minute Flatbread Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Mozzarella Recipe

This recipe is a slight cheat on skillet pizza, since it uses pre-made flatbread instead of pizza dough. Then again, it really does only take five minutes to make, so I don't feel badly about it at all. I made two personal pizzas in succession and the first one didn't get soggy or cold by the time …

How to Grill a Whole Fish

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Rick Moonen -- chef, restauranteur, and author of Fish Without a Doubt -- shows us the best (and easiest!) way to grill whole fish.</i><p>Grilling whole fish …

BBQ

Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter Recipe

Do you have your grill on? Here’s a quick and easy way to grill salmon. No marinade required. The trick to grilled salmon, so that your fillets stay …

Seafood