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10 Lesser-Known Cocktails You Should Be Drinking

So you've been doing the cocktails-at-home thing for a while, and now it's time to stretch your legs a bit and try some new drinks. This week, I've gotcha covered with a collection of ten delicious historical cocktails that go beyond the basics—the Martinis, Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, …

Classic Drinks: Up to Date Cocktail

While it may sound a bit funny that a cocktail from the early 1900s is called the Up to Date, this Manhattan-esque classic, made with rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, and sherry, is no laughing matter.<p>The oldest reference I've seen for this drink is the 1916 edition of <b>Hugo Ensslin</b>'s <i>Recipes for Mixed</i> …

A Serious Chocolate Cocktail: The Chocolate Rye

No one wants a cocktail that tastes like unset pudding, but, especially at this time of year, marketers insist on pushing their chocolate drinks anyway. Chocolate wine! The Chocotini! I shudder. Perhaps it's that old notion that people—women, in particular—want a sweet drink that doesn't 'taste of …

Kentucky Corpse Reviver Recipe

Perhaps you've had a Corpse Reviver #2, which brings together gin and curaçao, Lillet blanc, and lemon, with a dash of absinthe. Here's a variation from Peels restaurant in NYC that uses bourbon instead of gin, and it's delicious. Pierre Ferrand's dry curaçao is great here, but you could substitute …

Ask a Bartender: What Spirit Is Underappreciated?

Working with as many spirits as they do, bartenders have the opportunity to become acquainted with some that aren't necessarily appreciated by the broader drinking public. We asked bartenders from around the country: What spirit or liquor do you feel is underappreciated?<p>Here's what they had to …

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 …

Tomato Soup Cake

Beef Short Ribs with Chile Rub Recipe

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Valerie Aikman-Smith | Smoke & Spice | Ryland Peters & Small, 2013<p>I discovered on a recent trip to the Southwest that …

Friday Cocktail: The Old-Fashionedw/Homemade Bitters

Ingredients for homemade bitters: the woody shreds are Angelica root, the bitter component, along with aromatics, star anise, pepper, cloves, …

Recipes for National Punch Day

September 20th marks National Punch Day. Soon calendars will be filled with so many different alcohol-based, marketing-invented holidays that …

How to Make Your Whiskey Sour Better: The New York Sour

<i>You'll no longer have to buy a plane ticket to get in on the cocktails at Seattle's Essex: Owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg (a.k.a. Orangette) will be sharing their favorite recipes with us, every other week. Drink up, people.</i><p><i>Today: Dress up your rye in autumn's finest.</i><p>Playing around with …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

14 Scotch Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Both Beginners and Obsessives

Scotch isn't the most common spirit for cocktails—with a mix of peaty, smoky, and malty flavors it can be tricky to pair with other ingredients. Add to that the high price tag of a good single malt and it's no wonder that most people choose to drink their Scotch with nothing more than a little …

The Best Black Bean Dip

This recipe was inspired by a black bean dip I had at a restaurant in Costa Rica that was better than any other black bean dip I'd ever tried. Admittedly, it is not going to win a beauty contest but it's so flavorful, healthy and easy to make, you won't care.<p>The secret is using lots of onions, …

Recipes

Dinner Tonight: Paprika Pork Chop + Black Pepper Popovers

We won’t lie to you: this is no salad. This is no light supper, no prelude to long hours spent lolling in the summer sun. This is a meal for a nip in the air, for a belly that craves spice and satisfaction. This is a meal that will give you the sustenance necessary to finish up pesky emails, go on …

Make Yourself a Sandwich

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella thinks it's time you ate more sandwiches.</i><p>If you were on the Internet at …

Atty Cocktail Recipe

The Atty cocktail, which as far as anyone seems to know first appeared in Harry Craddock's <i>Savoy Cocktail Book</i>, appears to be a direct descendent of an earlier cocktail, the Attention. Craddock's book is famous, of course, and not just for its playful design, its impressive length and depth, and its …

Apple and Snake

<i>Ingredients:</i><p>.5oz Peat Monster<p>.5oz Rittenhouse Rye<p>1oz Dolin Genepy des Alpes<p>.75oz Apple Brandy<p>Smoked Applewood chips<p><i>Instructions:</i><p><i>Add the Peat Monster</i> …

3 Good Drinks from Harry Craddock's 'The Savoy Cocktail Book'

Harry Craddock may be the only bartender ever immortalized by a wax statue in Madame Tussaud's, though he's not the only barkeep who deserves such an honor.<p>Craddock was born in England in 1875. As a young man, he moved to the United States. He worked in Cleveland and Chicago, before moving to New …

Fresh Ginger Syrup

2K<p>366<p>Many moons ago, I worked with Bruce Cost at the now-shuttered Monsoon restaurant in San Francisco. Bruce is an amazing Asian cook and I’ve …