Mezcal will play nice as long as you have some strong players to mix it with, like bittersweet Aperol, the herbal orangey liqueur that some call Campari's little sister.
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When it comes to the American distilling industry, most people probably think about the abundance of whiskey flowing out of Kentucky, but these days, it's the American West that's making some of the most exciting spirits on the American market.
Just because your "home bar" is actually just one lone bottle of vodka doesn't mean you can't enjoy some standout cocktails. We've got nine great drink recipes that require nothing more than vodka and a quick trip to the grocery store.
The weather's warming up and you need rosé. But not all pink wines are created equal: some are dark and juicy, others are pale, fresh, and lean. Some go with salads, others suggest you throw some burgers on the grill. Here are our current favorite bottles.
Here's your guide to the best new cocktail books to check out, plus a few that should be on your radar for the next year or two to come.
If you think of fruit beers as wimpy, you've probably only tasted the brands that use syrups and extra sweeteners instead of just real whole fruit. And these days, fruit beer lovers needn't be limited to Belgium—American craft brewers are busy experimenting with new and creative methods for getting fruit in the mix. The results are delicious.
Wondering which books you need in your cocktail library? Here are ten essentials—all historic and modern classics.
Do you need to spend big bucks to make a great martini? Does one style of gin work better than another in this cocktail? I convened a tasting of martinis made with ten different gins to test out a variety of gin styles and price points.
This cocktail pays homage to both the egg and the colorful arrival of spring. It begins with lemongrass, which offers a more subdued grassy and just-bloomed floral flavor than the punchy citrus we've been eating all winter. Vodka provides a neutral backdrop so the lemongrass can shine.
When you're craving a cocktail, plain old juice or soda just doesn't cut it. Luckily we've got an archive full of really good options; alcohol-free recipes that really make good cocktail substitutes. These eight drinks are remarkably complex, thanks to the thoughtful use of spices, tart vinegar, fruit, and nuts.
As you start planning spring's first picnic, these are the wines you want.
Tiki culture as we know it was invented in Hollywood—it couldn't have happened anywhere else.
When you picture Italy, it's likely you're envisioning tender strands of pasta and intensely-flavored vegetables, plates of luscious cured meat, and glasses full of wine: all products of the country's unique soil, climate, and culture. But these days, you'd be missing an element that's recently been electrifying Italy's food scene: craft beer.
If you're looking for a cocktail sweetener, it's time to look beyond sugar. Here's how to choose the best honey for your drink and how to incorporate it into a balanced cocktail recipe.
Everyone knows what to do with green beer: you drink it and carry on with your St. Patrick's Day shenanigans. But many people are at a loss when it comes to Irish whiskey—not that there's anything wrong with a shot, but there are lots of deliciously different ways to sip it. If you're looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place: here are eight of our favorite Irish whiskey cocktails to mix at home this St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up. But as a kid growing up in Rhode Island, I experienced another holiday when my Irish Catholic school burned down under suspicious circumstances (it wasn't that great of a part of town) and I transferred to an Italian parochial school.
Pisco is especially delicious in a light cocktail like this brunch drink inspired by the extra-flavorful grapefruits that are at their peak this time of year. You'll batch it up in advance to make hosting brunch a little easier.
Barleywine and Stilton. Stout and oysters. Märzen and bratwurst. Certain beer and food pairings have long been considered classic matches. But do they really work every time? Can these oft-repeated pairings keep up with the pace of beer's evolution?
If you're only familiar with cheap rums sold by the handle, you might think the category is pretty one-dimensional, best consumed with Coca-Cola, shot by shot or hidden under layers of fruit juice. But the truth is, rum is one of the most complex and interesting spirits, worthy of far more attention than simply mixing. Here are nine outstanding options to get you started on your sipping journey.
"If I were to say, 'Fill in the blank: Cheese and ______', most people would say 'crackers' right away. Well, beer is made from the same ingredients as crackers (plus a few extras), so to me it just makes sense to put them together," says Jesse Vallins. But of course, when it comes to beer and cheese, some matches turn out tastier than others. We asked beer pros for their general tips and a few must-try pairings.