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10 cocktails every man should know how to make

What's the perfect gin and tonic ratio? When's the best time to make a Bloody Mary? And how can you get drunk like the Brazilians? Mehmet Ivanovic answers all these questions, and more...<p>There was a time when I didn’t have the foggiest about cocktails. Their preparation was mythical and complex; …

15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

Crêpes with Salted-Butter Caramel

<i>All week long, Mimi Thorisson -- the blogger behind the beautiful blog Manger -- will be sharing recipes and stories from her new book, A Kitchen in France. Follow along to win a book + a bundle of Staub cookware each day, so you can pretend like you</i> also <i>live in the French countryside.</i><p><i>Today: Mimi</i> …

Radius v2 iPhone Case

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Unless you've completely withdrawn from society, you'll know that the iPhone 6 has finally graced the hands of Apple …

How to Deliver a Knockout Punch

Party hard with this recipe for a Kill-Devil Punch from fighting champion Chuck Liddell<p>Sure, I still train MMA most days. But on weekends, this Ultimate Fighting Champion is much more concerned with kicking back than with kicking ass. That means making a party drink that’s easy to contend with in …

Vargo Titanium Flask

As far as we can tell, there are two major issues with nearly every flask on the market: they're difficult to fill without spilling, and their …

The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

Crème Brûlée for One From 'Paris Pastry Club'

On an evening when you're preparing dinner for one, why not add dessert? <i>Paris Pastry Club</i> shares a minimized recipe for maximum pleasure, a classic crème brûlée that serves a party of you. The delight of cracking the crisped sugar to dig into the dense custard is increased by knowing it's all yours …

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …

Lemon Basil Shrimp Risotto

I wanted to share another one of the recipes I made with some of the roughly five trillion pounds of leftover gigantic shrimp from our Fourth of July …

4 Creative Ways to Snack on Avocados

You’re not eating enough of this superfood. We have the solutions that pack it into your day<p>This time of year, creamy, luscious California avocados are at their best. "When they're in season, Hass avocados are rich, nutty, and almost sweet," says Susan Feniger, co-owner of The Border Grill …

Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Shoulder With Stovetop Rhubarb Ketchup Recipe

Pork shoulder is beloved for good reason: it's cheap, forgiving, and it can feed an army. Those reasons alone make it a winner of a cut in my book. It's also barbecue spice-ready, too, as you'll see here. And when that version is paired with a homemade, garden-fresh condiment, it comes mighty close …

Red Wine Summer Sangria (and Sangria Slushies!)

High school was hard for me.<p>I went to school in fuzzy, adorable duck pajamas every day because I couldn’t be bothered to be uncomfortable while I was …

How to Make Pancakes Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Dads have monopolized pancakes long enough. Reclaim pancakes as your own, and then customize them however</i> …

Raspberry Madeleines From 'Fruitful'

Traditionally, the delicate madeleine gets its flavor from vanilla, butter and eggs. <b>Fruitful</b> adds raspberries and lemon zest, taking them from a teatime treat to an anytime indulgence. While citrus has become a secondary standard in making madeleines, the use of raspberries takes it a step</b> …

How to Make Big Batch Cocktails

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Making drinks en masse is easier than ever with some strategic batching.</i><p>At the risk of giving myself too …

Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

I love cheesecake, but rather than go the traditional, predictable Springform pan route, I sometimes like to bake them in a rectangular pan and cut …

How to Make Ice Cream Cake without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Break away from the freezer aisle, and start making ice cream cake with whatever flavors you fancy.</i><p>“Mocha …

Best Men's Colognes - 30 Of The Greatest Fragrances Ever

It’s men’s cologne time, baby. Now that we’re well into the year, we’re due for another round-up of the best scents for men. This year’s selection …

FriendsWithYou x PK SHOP x Case Studyo "Little Cloud" Lamp

Art collective FriendsWithYou has teamed up with Case Studyo and PK SHOP to create a functional art<p>Art collective FriendsWithYou has teamed up with …

Machine Era Tumbler

Inspired by the small mouth Bell Mason jar, the Machine Era Tumbler is by no means cheap — but it's also likely the last cup you'll ever need. The …

A Closer Look at the Affordable GREYHOURS Essential Watch

Described as “the perfect watch, financially accessible to all and not just to a chosen few,” GREYHOURS take their first step into the market with an …

Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) Recipe

Cooked in soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, and loaded with heaps of whole garlic cloves, slices of ginger, and fresh Thai basil, this classic Taiwanese chicken dish is a perfect reminder of just how good an over-abundance of flavor can be.<p><b>Why this recipe works</b>:<p>The bold and flavorful cooking …

Buyer's Guide | 20 Smartphone Cases 2014

If you haven’t already, it’s time to make a longer-term commitment to your smartphone protector. Some of you may even hold much more than just your …

How to Make a Mint Julep

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: This spring, drink up to cool down -- it is officially time for mint juleps.</i><p>The origins of alcohol are …

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

How to Cook Eggs Every Which Way

<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: Whether you're boiling, poaching, omeleting, or making aioli, here are all the ways to make those eggs perfect, every time.</i><p>It is impossible to say too …

Strawberry-Balsamic Tequila Sour Recipe

Sweet, ripe strawberries are a natural match for balsamic vinegar. Mixed with fresh lime juice and mint, the combination makes for a refreshingly tart-sweet tequila cocktail you'll want in hand all summer long.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and …

Cucumber-Tequila Cooler Recipe

Cucumbers and celery add a cooling vegetal note to this tart and refreshing tequila cocktail.<p>Ingredients1 (4-inch) section celery (about 3/4 ounces)Pinch salt1 (2-inch) section English cucumber (about 2 1/2 ounces), peeled1/2 ounce agave nectar1 ounce fresh lime juice, from 1 to 2 limes1 1/2 ounces …

Mango-Ginger Cocktail With Cilantro Recipe

The round sweetness of mango gets a kick from spicy ginger and tart lemon in this tequila cocktail. If you have it, use reposado tequila, which lends a warm oakiness to the drink, balanced here with a touch of bright, grassy cilantro.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar …