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The Elvis

Makes 1 Servings<p>Bitter notes from grapefruit and ale balance the floral sweetness of the gin and liqueur—one sip and it will all make sense.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice<p>1½ oz. London dry gin<p>¼ oz. St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)<p>India Pale Ale (for serving)<p>Grapefruit …

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Mancakes - Bacon, Green Onion, & Cheddar Corn Pancakes Recipe - Father's Day Brunch

How to Make Twix Bars at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

Introducing Food52 Works and a New Cookbook!

Cookbooks are as much a part of us as our favorite chef’s knife: They stay with us, from kitchen to kitchen, from house to house; we rely on them daily, we read them nightly. We let them take over our site for two months each winter. We trade them like baseball cards, lend them like a cup of …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Asparagus

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Asparagus season is upon us! Celebrate accordingly.</i><p>You've probably noticed asparagus popping up at your local market or on the menu at your favorite …

How to Make Chocolate Babka at Home

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Call it bread or call it dessert -- this babka will bring you nothing but good things.</i><p>I first made babka a couple of years …

How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With a little assistance from Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, making fresh pasta doesn't have to be im-pasta-ble after all.</i><p>Making fresh pasta is …

Lamb Meatballs and Freekeh Salad

Lamb may not be on your regular rotation of easy weeknight meals, but we bet it will be after tonight -- ground lamb is affordable, flavorful, and versatile, and it makes for a home run of a weeknight dinner. Pair it with a minty, Greek-inspired salad, and you have yourself the perfect spring feast …

Big Mama's Fried Chicken

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes brings us a timeless fried chicken recipe.</i><p><i></i><p>My Big Mama's (grandmother) recipes are the epitome of timeless. While growing up, …

Self-Sustaining Beer: World Saver

<b>The Alaska Brewing Company has changed everything.</b> Not only has it almost completed a brewery powered by beer—it's a brewery that will be powered by beer without using up any of its beer. The craft beermaker, with the help of a North Dakotan partner and a federal grant, developed a furnace that …

5 Ways to Make a Manhattan

In which we acknowledge the recent surge in popularity of the 130-year-old drink, establish guidelines for making it, and offer a few ways to mess with the formula.<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><b>We don't have any hard numbers</b> for you, but countless hours of observation lead us to believe that …

Cocktail of the Week: A Drink Fit for The Matrix

<b>"We've got a regular.</b> His name is Andy Berlin. He's one of those guys who can be a bit intimidating, but once he likes you he's really loyal. Andy's about 6' 5" [tall], big grey beard, dark hair... He's kind of a legend... He pretty much always drinks gin, but he's worked with a couple spirits and …

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Cocktail of the Week: The Rum Drink You Make with Bourbon

<b>"For our winter menu,</b> I wanted to build a drink that had some of those warm, seasonal flavors while also being pretty powerful. The Fair Thee Well is a cross between a Manhattan and a Fair and Warmer, a rum-based cocktail made with vermouth and curaçao. Pierre Ferrand Curaçao is really phenomenal. …

Cocktail of the Week: A Smoky Rum Drink to Sip from Your Armchair

<b>"The common conception with citrus drinks</b> is that they're overwhelmingly sweet, but this drink is definitely conceived for someone who would enjoy something like a whiskey on the rocks or a straight liquor cocktail. It's got great citrus notes, but they're more tart and refreshing, and pair well …

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Cocktail of the Week: A Rye Drink for Folks "In the Perimeter"

<b>"This drink has to do</b> with the reason I got this job. I ran another pretty successful bar in Atlanta, and at the time, I knew I was coming out of that job and coming into this one, and this was the first cocktail I made for this bar. It's based off a classic cocktail called a Brown Derby, and the …

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Cocktail of the Week: A Gin Drink You Can Mess Around With

<b>"Sometimes in a bar,</b> you won't have all of the ingredients that you'd want to use, but it can lead to some pretty interesting combinations anyway. This drink was initially conceived to come together like a punch, but altered to a smaller cocktail format. I had been working on a cocktail recipe for …

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Game of Thrones Beer: Should I Be Drinking This?

<b>I'm not sure</b> there's a beer any nerdier than the new Ommegang Iron Throne ale, which is a collaboration between two entities with passionately nerdy fan bases: HBO's Game of Thrones, which returns for a third season at the end of this month, and Ommegang, a New York craft brewery known for pretty …

14 Chefs Reveal Their Secret Hangover Cures

Unlike most of us, chefs know how to whip up a remedy fast.<p>It happens, even to—some would say, <i>especially to</i>—culinary experts. Chefs keep weird hours. The work is hard and the nights are late. Plus there's the inherent sense of community found both intra- and inter-restaurant. A late night, lots of …

Juice Cleansing for Men: A Guide

<b>We know the perception</b> of the Esquire staff is steak-gobbling he-men, but if you look in our fridge, you will see bottles and growlers of low-calorie, vitamin-rich juice. It's true: Esquire cleanses. Openly.<p>LizzyJaysJuice founder Casey Sabol claims juicing's ease of digestion allows maximum vitamin …

How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

One Easy Base, Three Awesome Peanut Butter Ice Creams

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>I love making ice cream and I love cooking like a lazy bachelor. No, those aren't contradictions.<p>There's a big misconception that ice cream is hard to make, that you'll be dodging curdled eggs at every turn and …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

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