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How to Make a Perfect Martini - Bon Appétit

March 30, 2015 /

Written by Bon Appétit Photographed by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott Illustration by Joe Wilson

This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.

The Pro > Audrey Saunders

Owner / Pegu Club / New York …


Yum, We Love . . . Mint Juleps!

I went up the street to the local produce market yesterday to pickup a little fresh mint. And by a little I mean, my hand-basket was overflowing. In …

Kentucky Derby

Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade



cup sugar


lemon thyme sprigs


cups cold water


cups lemon juice

1 1/2

cups peach nectar (11-ounce can)

Lemon slices


In a large …

Mumbai Mules

An unconventional take on the Moscow Mule, this savory-sweet, vodka-based cocktail gets a kick from toasted coriander, cumin, cardamom, and saffron

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 …


Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar

Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.

I think I say this every year, but it’s only because I think of it every year. If I had to be in first or …

Blood Orange

Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake Cocktails

I used to only order sake occasionally, always at a Japanese restaurant, and always hot. But a recent dinner with sake expert (and chef and artist) …

Mixology Monday: A Winter Pear Cocktail

Halloween was skipped this year. Not on purpose, but Christopher and I found ourselves on a flight crossing coasts on the 31st. By the time we landed …


Easy Christmas-Brunch Cocktail: Blood Orange “Pomosas” | Julep

Written by Kelli Hall

What’s the last thing I want to do on Christmas morning? Cook up a complicated brunch for our family drop-ins. My solution: easy …

Blood Orange

“Make It in a Mug: The Pear Moscow Mule Is it just us, or is everything just a little bit better when served in a mug? From soup… >”Make It in a Mug: The Pear Moscow Mule Is it just us, or is...

Make It in a Mug:
The Pear Moscow Mule

Is it just us, or is everything just a little bit better when served in a mug? From soup… >

Make It in a Mug:
The …

Spicy Orange-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

[recipe] Spicy Orange-Bourbon Hot Chocolate Makes 2-3 servings 2 cups whole milk 2-3 large pieces of orange peel 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 ounces …


Christmas Punch Recipe

Place cranberries in a bundt pan and pour over 4 cups hot water; freeze until set (the hot water will freeze clear), about 2 hours.

Combine juices, bourbon, and syrup in a large punch bowl; stir to combine. Unmold frozen ice ring and float in punch; top with beer and sliced limes.


South Side

Combine mint, gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with lemon peel.

Recipe by Andrew Knowlton

Photograph by Zach DeSart

South Side

Saint-Florent Cocktail

An easy-drinking aperitif made slightly more potent with the addition of gin.

honey syrup

Combine honey and 2 Tbsp. hot water in a small jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.


1½ cups gin

¾ cup fresh lime juice

½ cup Aperol or Cappelletti

Angostura bitters

Champagne or sparkling wine

8 lime …


Creepy Halloween Cocktails (Part Three): The Poisoned Apple

With Apples, Tequila, and PomegranatesIf pressed to pick my poison, tequila is always my drink of choice. This potent potion (the final concoction in …


Horse's Neck Recipe

Though ginger has been consumed for millennia, ginger beer dates to 1700s England, when the root was fermented to make a mildly alcoholic drink. Most beers are nonalcoholic now, but they're zippier than ale; we prefer them for mixing in cocktails like this cognac-based drink. The wide spiral peel …


Kentucky Buck Recipe

"Bucks" are a family of drinks that consist of ginger beer plus a spirit and citrus—a category that includes this fruity refresher as well as the classic Moscow Mule. There are plenty of good ginger beers on the market, but our favorite is one made from scratch using soda water and a syrup infused …


Apple Daisy Recipe

Apple Daisy

**From SAVEUR DRINK Issue #1** Today's mixologists, with their muttonchops and handlebars, have a historical influence: the Victorian male. These guys took their mustaches seriously, so much so that in mid-1800s England, a special teacup was designed for them. Its porcelain lip …


Adonis Recipe -Kat Bangs | Food & Wine

• In a cocktail shaker, combine fino sherry, sweet vermouth and orange bitters. Add ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Wine Spritzer

A good rule of thumb, regardless of batch size, is three parts wine to one part club soda.

Pour wine into a wineglass filled with ice; top off with club soda and bitters. Garnish with orange twist.

Recipe by David Lynch

Photograph by Charles Masters


The Best Bloody Mary

Place first 6 ingredients in large pot. Add enough water just to cover (about 6 cups). Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very soft, about 50 minutes.

Discard bay leaf. Add 1 tablespoon coarse salt and lemon juice; cool slightly. Working in batches, puree …


Cranberry Rum Punch

“This makes you feel like you’re on vacation no matter where you are.” —Alison Roman, senior associate food editor

Bring cranberries, sugar, and 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Strain syrup into a pitcher; cover and chill. Set cranberries aside.

Add rum and …



The end of summer means saying goodbye to the season’s darkest and most flavorful berry. And, there’s no better way to say goodbye to something than …


Sexy Fig and Lemon Fizz

Peach and Elderflower Sangria

On a hot summer eve, what could be more refreshing than an icy glass of peach sangria. This has been my saving grace, perking me up, after days of …


Pineapple Mojitos Recipe -Jose Enrique | Food & Wine

Pineapple Syrup

1 1/2 pounds peeled fresh pineapple chunks
• 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar


1/2 pound diced fresh pineapple (2 cups)
• 1 cup lightly packed mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
• 2 cups white rum
• 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
• Ice
• 1 1/4 cups chilled club soda
• Lime wedges, for garnish

Make …


Summer Cocktail Series: Backyard Cocktail Party Recipes

For the first time since moving to DC, Nole and I have a backyard – and you can believe we’re doing our best to take advantage of it this summer. …


Tasty Tuesday: {Cucumber Ginger Gin Fizz}

For today’s Tasty Tuesday we are continuing our thirst quenching cocktail series and it just so happens that today we’re featuring my current …

ginger peach sangria recipe