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Bringing Bitters Back

Give your home bar a backbone with homemade bitters<p>With the resurgence of cocktail culture, nearly every bar with an inventive mixologist—from the …

Bourbon Renewal Recipe

This recipe comes from Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland's Clyde Common. Sweet crème de cassis mixes with oaky bourbon to produce a delicious take on the classic whiskey sour.<p><b>Note:</b> If you like your drinks on the dry, tart side, consider starting with 1/4 ounce simple syrup and adding more to taste. …

Maple Rye Sour

It can sometimes be difficult to make a good rye cocktail because rye whiskey is so spicy and can throw off the balance of a drink. This complex …

Rye Whiskey

Some Unusual Cocktail Bitters to Know About

<i>Author Alex Truman runs Rueverte.com, an online spirits and liqueurs retailer specializing in absinthes, bitters and digestifs.</i><p>As you may know, …

Cocktail 101: All About Bitters, Part 1

More Cocktail 101<p>All About Ice »<br>Glassware Basics »<br>How to Make and Use Flavored Simple Syrup »<b><br>All Cocktail Technique »</b><p>Cocktail bitters. I like to describe them as the spice of the cocktail world. Why? Two reasons.<p>First, bitters are often literally made of spice (along with other ingredients)—these …

PUDC

We’ve written before about Lar’s scrumptious bitters. He sent us a sample of his charred pineapple bitters, and we were delighted to try them in a …

PUNCH | Glasgow Mule

Ingredients<p>Serving: 1<p>1 1/2 ounces Scotch, blended<br>• 1/2 ounce St. Germain<br>• 3/4 ounce lemon juice<br>• 1 dash Angostura bitters<br>• 4 ounces ginger beer, Fever …

Glasgow

PUNCH | Crimson and Clover

Ingredients<p>Serving: 1<p>1 1/2 ounces gin<br>• 1 ounce mulled wine syrup (see Editor's Note below)<br>• 1/2 ounce lemon juice<br>• 1 egg white<p>Directions<p>Add all ingredients …

Eggs

Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Pomegranate molasses is a gem of an ingredient that often gets overlooked. This sweet and tart syrup adds the perfect pop of flavor to cocktails—especially whiskey based ones.<p>Since the molasses packs a tart punch, a hint of orange juice brings a bit of sweet acidity to balance it out. Bourbon …

Cinnamon Whiskey Sour - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

The whiskey sour is my favorite drink right now. I love the way the egg whites bring a touch of stability to the always battling sweet and sour …

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 …

Christmas Party Cocktails

A friend of mine hosts a Christmas cocktail party for his staff and their families at his home each year, with his son as the bartender. He is in the …

10 Eggy, Frothy Cocktails: Nogs, Flips, and More Favorite Holiday Drinks | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

Trend or no trend, I will always be happy to put an egg on it--bibimbap, arroz a la cubana, hash--you name it--but these days I'm equally …

31 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 31 cocktail recipes know what we're talking about.<p>When we’re not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, we’re mixing up cocktails that …

The Domestic Mixologist

Durable and dishwasher-safe glass straws are the perfect accessory for the home bartender who thinks he has it all. <b><br>Canoe Glass Drinking Straws, $8</b> …

It’s Cold!

I know nothing about blizzards. I know very little about multiple feet of snow. Cold wind? I can’t even. Freezing rain!? Are you for serious?<p>I have …

PUNCH | Riff Diaries: The Negroni

Like all stories should, the tale of the Negroni begins with debauched nobility. Most accounts credit the recipe to one Count Negroni, a …

Vermouth

Mix It Up: Great Store-Bought Mixers

A decent drink can be hard to find, especially when you’re at home. You could go the long route — squeeze some fruit juice, pickle your own …

Stock Up for the Holidays With These Go-To Spirits

With Christmas and New Year's approaching, I know that many people take this time to restock their home bars for parties, for unexpected guests, or just to take the edge off after visiting relatives or attending holiday parties.<p>Splurging on expensive or hard-to-find bottles is always going to be a …

Cook's Illustrated at Harvard: 'The Accidental Chemist'

<i>Harvard University's third annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. And</i><p>Eater Boston editor Rachel Leah Blumenthal is on the scene. This week:Cook's Illustrated's <i>Jack Bishop and Dan Souza.</i><p>Over the course …

Great Gifts for Cocktail Lovers

Have a cocktail lover or aspiring mixologist to shop for this holiday season? We have a bunch of ideas for booze-related gifts for you. Below, you'll find some of our favorite tools and resources for the drink-maker in your life, perfect for the established bartender or the newbie who's just …

PUNCH | Riff Diaries: The Whiskey Sour

The first time I drank a Whiskey Sour I was sitting at a crusty Tulane University bar in the Garden District of New Orleans. I was 17 and had made my …

New Orleans

PUNCH | Flannel Shirt

• 1 3/4 ounces Scotch<br>• 1 1/2 ounces apple cider<br>• 1/2 ounce Averna<br>• 1/4 ounce lemon juice<br>• 1 teaspoon demerara syrup (2:1, demerara sugar:water)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon St. …

Shirts

The Best Chef's Knives

If there's one kitchen equipment question I get more than any other, it's this one: <b>What is the best chef's knife?</b><p>The honest answer? There is no such thing as a "best chef's knife." It'd be like asking a violinist to name the "best violin" or an architect to identify the "best material." There are …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Mount St. Helen

Citrus and bourbon are very good friends. Even better is when the citrus is not something pedestrian like lemon or lime. Grapefruit is the star of …

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