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Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental overdose, coroner rules

Nearly a month after the untimely death of<p>Philip Seymour Hoffman, the office of the chief medical examiner inNew York Cityhas released the results of his autopsy.<p>The Oscar-winning actor died of "acute mixed drug intoxication" from a combination of substances including heroin, cocaine, amphetamine …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Cocktails

3 Do-Ahead Pitcher Cocktails, Perfect for a Dinner Party

Make these 3 cocktails—Sazerac, Autumn Gin Sour, and the Evening in Kingston—by the batch to serve at your next dinner party<p>There’s nothing sadder than a host so busy muddling and shaking drinks that he misses his own party. Fortunately, there’s a solution: complex potables prepared in batches. “Do …

New Orleans

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 …

33 Punch Recipes to Get the Party Started

Rum punch, a big batch of rosé-Aperol spritzes, and more big batch cocktails.<p><b>Punch is always an appropriate choice for a party.</b> Here are 33 that will fuel your festivities.

New England

Imbibe Unfiltered: 25 Days of Christmas Cocktails, Day 3: Vin Brulé

Our Handy Holiday Wine Gift Guide Has You Covered

How to choose the perfect bottle of wine as a holiday gift for anyone on your list.<p>'Tis the season! The season, that is, for buying stuff for other people— many of whom you might not talk to more than once a year, or even like. Uncertain what to give Uncle Herb, or your second cousin who still …

Wine

Laka’s Nectar

“This cocktail pays tribute to Laka, the Hawaiian goddess of song and dance—patroness of hula dancers,” says Susan Eggett of Forbidden Island in San …

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 …

Skinny Middle Manager

Yes, the name is a joke, and no it is not a diet cocktail.<p>I've been admiring Barbaras Aperol Tequila Swizzle all weekend. A very pretty and tasty …

Imbibe Unfiltered: Summery Cocktails to Celebrate the Solstice

Remember the Maine

<i>Ingredients:</i><p>2oz Rye Whiskey<p>3/4oz Sweet Vermouth<p>2tsp Cherry Heering<p>.5tsp Absinthe<p>Cherries<p><i>Instructions:</i><p><i>Add the rye, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering and</i> …

Red Ruth Cocktail

Los Angeles over the past few years has become laden with some of the best craft cocktail bars in the country (deal with it New York). But where will …

Summer Coolers

It is beautiful high summer here in Seattle! Which means it’s time for a nice icy cooler to counterbalance the warm weather. We define a cooler as …

Grapefruit Aperitif Cocktails with Wine

Two great and geographically related fortified wines combined with fresh pink grapefruit and bitters for light cocktails to begin a summer dinner. …

A Tale of Two Daiquiris.

The good folks at Brugal Rum were kind enough to send me a bottle of their Brugal Especial Extra Dry, which, it turns out, makes a really lovely, …

The Lucy June Cocktail

Rum doesn't tend to be first on most people's lists when approaching the cocktail scene. Its history lends itself to associations with summer parties and wild nights. In fact, high-end rum has only found a home behind bars over the past few years. CH headed down to Macao Trading Co in Manhattan's …

Cocktails

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Mojito

Mojito. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>I love the clean and pure daiquiri, nothing more than a rum sour. I love a mint julep for its power and herbal …

Cheesy Cheese Balls for the Most Festive Christmas Party Spread

Hate them if you will, but the classic cheese ball is a tasty, crowd-pleasing holiday treat<p>Hate them if you will, but cheese balls are delicious: a sphere made of cheese, cream cheese, and herbs or spices, all blanketed in something crunchy. It's the ultimate festive holiday treat. We rolled out a …

Cooking

Bunches of Brittles, Barks and Brownies: 22 Non-Cookie Christmas Sweets

C is for cookie, but B is for bunches of brittles, barks and brownies<p>Everyone loves a good Christmas cookie. We aren't hating (in fact, we are pretty much all about Christmas cookies), but sometimes the cookie can get a little tired over the holiday season. There are so many other ways to sweeten …

Dessert

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 22, Fudgy Meringue Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 22: Fudgy Meringue Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of</i> <i>Cookies.</i><p>It's Day 22 of the 25 Days of Cookies, and we, the denizens of …

Dessert

BA's Do-Ahead Christmas Party

Open your house for a come-one, come-all Christmas party. Our make-ahead menu of festive bites has something for everyone on your list<p>The trick to enjoying your own party? Choose a low-maintenance menu and work ahead. With a little planning, all you'll have to do on the day of is bake the ham and …

Hors

25 Days of Cookies: Day 25, Chocolate-Pistachio Sablés

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 25: Chocolate-Pistachio Sablés<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of</i> <i>Cookies.</i><p>This is it. <b>It's Cookiemas</b>. We've sprung out of bed and taken a …

Dessert

25 Days Of Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 21: Tea Cake...<p>By Dan Piepenbring<p>We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 20: White...<p>By Dan Piepenbring<p>We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 19:...<p>By Dan Piepenbring<p>We're …

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

Sandwiches

60 Quick, Last-Minute New Year's Eve Appetizers

These are some quick and easy last-minute appetizers for your New Year's Eve party.<p>After all the shopping, cooking, and entertaining for Christmas, New Year's Eve sneaks up on you like a lion stalking a zebra. Whether you're hosting a party or attending one, you need to be armed with a bottle of …

Cooking

Tacky But Tasty Snacks for New Year's Eve (or Anytime, Really)

This New Year's Eve, don't kill yourself making fancy hors d'oeuvres—try these easy treats that meld the lowbrow and the haute<p>One evening almost a month ago, I went to a holiday party in a cozy, book-lined, top-floor apartment in Brooklyn. The place was, as is always the case with this particular …

Snacks

Please Bake Our Least Popular Recipe of 2013: Chocolate Cake?!

The least popular recipe of 2013 was this Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting . Why? We don't know—it's delicious!<p>As we compiled our top 10 recipes of 2013, we had to take a peek, for curiosity's sake, at the <i>least</i> popular recipes of 2013. And at the very bottom of the list was …

Dessert

Quick and Easy D.I.Y. Pizza—With Super-Trendy Cheese

This quick and easy D.I.Y. pizza is layered with shaved celery root, fresh oregano, and the hip cheese of the moment, scamorza<p>This Thursday night is pizza night. Nope, we're not talking about dialing up your neighborhood slice joint for a pie—you're going to make the pizza yourself. (Okay, you can …

Celery

Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting and Peanut Butter Brittle

Let's jump right to the heart of the story, here. Our cake...didn't work. It was, as the kids on the Internets say, an EPIC FAIL. Or at least it was …