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How Much Do You Know About Vermouth?

Vermouth is the all-too-often unsung hero of the cocktail world, having been relegated to “best supporting actor” status for years. Despite the fact …

The Hotel Arts Barcelona: At Arola Restaurant, Diego Baud Is A Bartending Mastermind

What a shame that my favorite bartender in the world works on the other side of the Atlantic. Or maybe it’s a good thing, as I can easily imagine myself spending too much time at Arola restaurant in the Hotel Arts Barcelona. That’s where Diego Baud works his magic behind the bar.<p>First, here’s a bit …

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

Kitchens

Beefeater Mix London 2014

<b>Ο επιτυχημένος διαγωνισμός Beefeater MixLdn 2014 επανήλθε αυτή τη χρονιά ακόμα καλύτερος, με τη συμμετοχή καθιερωμένων Ελλήνων mixologists. Στον</b> …

These Gateway Drinks Will Up Your Cocktail Game Dramatically

Staring down the menu at a cocktail bar can be an intimidating prospect for the uninitiated. What’s the difference between “Martini” and a martini? What’s an old-fashioned no. 1 versus a no. 2? What makes a daiquiri a daiquiri exactly? And it never helps that every bartender in the country makes …

Bitter, Bold, and Beautiful: 9 Negroni Variations for Cocktail Lovers

I'm not sure who could have predicted the ascent of the Negroni: The bitter and bold cocktail, made with Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, seems like a pretty adventurous step for most folks. But Negroni lovers are a dedicated bunch—I've seen more than one tattoo devoted to the drink—and many …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …

These Flat Origami Measuring Spoons Fold Into 8 Different Sizes

Polygons are flat, origami-like measuring spoons that fold into the 4 most common measurement sizes for TBSP and TSP.<p>Traditional measuring spoons can …

Interior Designers Have Declared These the Best Small-Bathroom Paint Colors

If we had to play favorites, the bathroom would outrank every room in the house. While we love a stylish kitchen, a luxe living room, and a blissful …

Around the World in 20 Drinks: Cocktails to Fuel Your Olympic Travel Dreams

So summer’s almost over and you didn’t have a getaway yet — sorry, going to Rio de Janeiro via your TV and Olympics viewing party doesn’t count. Before you put on your sad face, there’s still time to experience the ultimate staycation. The whole point of travel is to step out of your daily routine, …

Costa Rica

12 of the most expensive cocktails in the world

Aficionados rarely use top-shelf booze on mixed drinks. If you were lucky enough to score a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year, chances are you dropped several thousand bucks on the opportunity to sip it neat — maybe with an ice cube or two. But bartenders and beverage directors at upscale …

Alcohol

Here's How To Make The Best Cocktail Bitters Yourself

Take your old fashioned up a level.<p>You can break any cocktail down to four essential parts: liquor, sugar, water and bitters.<p>Since those first three are self-explanatory, let's take a look at bitters, the so-called "spice rack of the bar" -- a highly concentrated blend of spices, herbs and alcohol …

Cocktails

A Ridiculously Long List Of Easy DIY Projects For Your Home

Ready to roll up your sleeves?<p>Channel your creative side with these totally easy DIY projects. From DIY life hacks to home decor ideas, we rounded up some of our favorite tutorials so you can get your craft on!<p>1. 15 Simple DIY Gifts For Everyone On Your List<p>Make the gift-giving process fun and …

Crafting

Thinking of Making a Cocktail? Consider Your French Press

When Kevin Denton, the Nationalist Mixologist for Pernod Ricard (and previously of Wylie Dufrense‘s wd~50), came to Food52, he brought with him a bevy of cocktail ingredients and tools—and among them, unexpectedly, was the French press.<p>Standing over fifty lowball glasses, he mixed a bubbling pot of …

Oleo Saccharum: The Miracle Ingredient Making Your Cocktails Extra Tasty

First off, let’s clear one thing up: Oleo saccharum is not as strange or intimidating as it sounds. It’s not one of those secret, magical ingredients …

A Creamy, Dreamy Liqueur

Calling your inner child: Remember the Creamsicle®, the creamy orange ice cream pop that melted in your mouth all summer long? Well, now there's a …

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend five minutes talking to master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz Wine Studio Laura Maniec, and you'll feel instantly at ease. Chatting with one of the world's youngest women master sommeliers -- or any wine …

Food

Mumbai Mules {with Coriander, Cumin and Saffron} • The Bojon Gourmet

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

Spices

Hacking the Press: Clever Ways to Get Free Press Coverage with Zero Budget

On the surface, the process of getting press coverage sounds simple. But, because journalists are constantly pitched about new products, standing out …

Marketing

4 Dream Kitchens: Get the Look

One for every style.<p>Drawn from our October 2014 issue's featured stories, these rooms prove that the hardest-working space in the house can also be supremely stylish. There's one for every decorating style.

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Recipe: Blood Orange Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail

A traditional mimosa is an ounce or two (depending who is pouring!) of fresh-squeezed orange juice topped with chilly Brut Champagne. Today, we're …

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 12, 2015 92<p>Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.<p>I think I say this every …

Recipes

8 Ergonomic Solutions for Your House

Healthful living at home.<p>We asked ergonomics expert Vivienne Fleischer about using design to promote healthful living at home — and then we rounded up solutions.

Ergonomics

27 Bright Cocktails to Make You Forget It's Still Winter

You're one bright cocktail away from a mini tropical vacation in a glass.<p><b>We'll always take mounds of crushed ice</b> in our glasses over mounds of snow beneath our feet. Which is why we're into these 27 bright cocktails, which are like a mini vacation in a glass.

Ice Cream

33 Chic and Elegant Kitchen Tables

Create a gathering spot for memorable meals with these stylish options.<p>From country flair to cool and contemporary, we've got every style covered.