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Add Chartreuse to Your Campari and Soda

When I recommend a new bottle of booze, I try to feature it in multiple recipes, so it doesn’t sit on your bar cart, languishing away. I particularly like to make a point of this with expensive bottles, and green Chartreuse—which I used in Lifehacker’s birthday cocktail—is, uh, quite pricey.Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Campari, Chartreuse

Make Your Negroni With Dry Vermouth

Ninety percent of the drinks I order at cocktail bars are Negronis. The holy trinity of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth possess a near cosmic, peanut butter and jelly-esque affinity for each other that renders their combination almost error proof. Too much gin? Still pretty good. Super shitty ice? Whatever. Totally…Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Gin, Negroni

How Kalixmotxo was invented

The most memorable things we come across when we travel often took a long, winding path to get to what they are today. This is Origin Story, a series that looks into the various influences that made the cultural touchstones we know today. In 1971, Coca-Cola debuted what is now considered one of the world’s most famous commercial. The advertisement features a catchy jingle about wanting to buy the world a Coke. On August 12, 1972, at 5:00 PM, according to local legend, a group of young merchan...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Spain, European Union, Cocktails, Wine, Jack, Coca Cola, Coke, Rioja, All, Shirley Temple, Pepsi, Basque Country, Palacios, Culinary Institute of America

Golf & Whisky, Oh Yea!

Over the past few years my affinity for links golf has had an unintended side-effect: an affinity for whisky. (There’s no e in the Scottish version of the word.) And this affliction for the water of life has become a bit of a guilty pleasure. I have accumulated a good number of single malts and on our trips to Scotland we always carve out a little sippin’ time. A good whisky is to be cherished and I will be honest,… Continue Reading →
Tags: New York, Scotland, Sport, Links, Golf, Whiskey, Scottish, Cocktails, Lady Gaga, Jack, Hooks and Slices, Links Golf

Add Maraschino Liqueur to Your Daiquiri

Somehow, some way, it is still winter, and honestly? I’m not thrilled! Sure, there are signs that spring is coming—like crocuses peeking up through the ground—but crocuses can only do so much. To supplement the cheerful flowers, I have been drinking tropical things.Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Luxardo Maraschino, Daiquiri, Pineapple Rum

Cooper & Thief’s Complex, Non-Traditional Wines

Using unconventional barrels, the brand crafts a niche product worth savoring Unlike more traditional winemakers, the team behind Lodi, California’s Cooper & Thief prove particularly fond of breaking conventions, all while employing centuries-old techniques. The wines they produce can still file under well-known categorical styles—Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Red Blend—but the spirit with which they produce wines could not be more different than conventional …
Tags: Drinks, Design, California, Alcohol, Cocktails, Wine, Bourbon, Spirits, Tequila, Food + Drink, Cooper, Sauvignon Blanc, Wines, Lodi California, Red Wines, White Wines

Celebrate Lifehacker's 15th Birthday With This Chartreuse Cocktail

Today is Lifehacker’s 15th birthday. If the site were human, that wouldn’t be old enough to enjoy a cocktail, but 15 years on the internet translates to roughly 37 human years, so I think we’re good. Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Chartreuse

The Jockey Club cocktail

When I write a book, I’m all in. That’s why I tend to lean into single-subject books, exploring ice cream, cooking and baking in Paris, and the traditions and culture of French drinks. Each book gives me an opportunity to take a deep dive into something that I love, but also allows me to learn and discover something new. I’ve always liked the flavor of noyau, the bitter almond-like kernel tucked inside the pits of stone fruits; peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries. Amaretto cooki...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Paris, Recipes, Cocktails, French, Lemon, Cocktail, Gin, Simple Syrup, Creme, Saveur, Jockey Club, Lemon Juice, Liqueur, Imbibe

Six Unexpected Beer-Based Cocktails

From the subtle to the spicy and sweet, lager-based drinks from NYC bars and restaurants Whether seeking a cocktail with lower potency or searching for a different flavor profile, beer-based drinks provide an effective alternative. Effervescent, refreshing, and complex because they’re unexpected, these recipes range from spins on classics to entirely new concoctions—some are spicy, while others lean toward sweet. Best of all, most can …
Tags: Travel, Drinks, Design, NYC, Alcohol, New York City, Bars, Beer, Devon, Cocktails, Booze, Brewing, Spirits, Food + Drink, The Standard, Breweries

Get Acquainted With an 'Old Pal' Cocktail

There isn’t a single member of the Negroni family I don’t enjoy. The combination of spirit, bitter, and vermouth in (fairly) equal parts never fails to create a balanced drink that’s perfect for sipping from a coupe in a refined manner. It also gets you drunk pretty quickly.Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Campari, Rye, Negroni

DTLA’s Death & Co Serves Dual-Identity, Multi-Sensory Experiences

From design to drinks, this subterranean bar matches its NYC and Denver counterparts, while offering something unique When NYC‘s Death & Co opened on New Year’s Eve 2007, reverberations were felt throughout the bar landscape. Cocktail enthusiasts would wait for hours to score a seat inside the venue. Once in, guests received expertly crafted drinks. The subsequent addition of a bar at Denver‘s Ramble Hotel …
Tags: Design, La, Alcohol, Bars, Los Angeles, Drinking, Cocktails, Interiors, Denver, Food + Drink, DTLA, Death and Co, Cocktail Bars, Cocktail Menus

The Garibaldi Is the Perfect Winter Brunch Cocktail

Great news, friends: it’s citrus season, my favorite fruit season. Some people go bananas for berries, but every winter I make it my mission to devour every clementine, satsuma, kumquat, and obscure lime I can get my hands on, while also exploring the wild world of citrus hybrids. It’s a particularly fun time to play…Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Campari, Citrus, Garibaldi

Combat Bad Winter With a Basil Gin Lemonade

We are firmly in the middle of bad winter, that portion of the year that is cold, damp, and grey, without warm seasonal cheer to balance the ill effects. I don’t know how you cope with ill effects, but I’ve heard drinking gin helps sometimes.Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Herbs, Lifehacks, Basil

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

An alternative name for this Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy could be “the easiest hot toddy ever” or maybe “spiked hot apple cider.” It’s just good. Simple, delicious, and warming in more ways than one. You get it, it’s a hot cocktail. Let’s do this. This is a simple three ingredients plus garnish, so as you could probably guess the quality of those few ingredients matters. I especially think the cinnamon tea matters. Here is my current favorite: If you’ve never tried Harney and Sons hot cinnamon tea,...
Tags: Food, Hot, David, Whiskey, Cocktails, Rum, Emma Chapman, Harney, Classic Cocktails, Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy, Cheers xo Emma Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

Start Your Weekend on a Sweet Note With the Tom & Cherry

Coming up with a new cocktail every week is a fun challenge but, after over 125 installments of this column, it has gotten more a bit more challenging. Sometimes I ask my brilliant bartender friends for direction, but sometimes I simply stare at the various bottles on my bar cart, willing a new recipe to take shape.…Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Cherry, Tom, Old Tom Gin

What to Do With That Port You Impulse Bought This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of excess, and the excess is starting to take its toll. Beyond the generalized fatigue and slight bloat, my seasonal mania is starting to fade, and it turns out that Christmas Claire may have overdone it with the food and alcohol purchasing (once again).Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Old Fashioned, Lifehacks, Port

These festive cocktails will kick your holiday celebrations up a notch

The holidays can be a boozy time of year for many people. Even though I'm on four different medications with labels stating that I shouldn't drink alcohol while taking them, I still like the occasional nip—I mean, If I don't wash the pills down, I'm technically not drinking while taking the meds, right? Going in for a bit of spiked eggnog, homemade Irish cream in your coffee or a bit of dark rum in a mug of hot chocolate are obvious choices for blustery, cold, northern hemisphere revels. However...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Cocktails, Booze, Holiday Cheer, Al Anon, Texas Monthly, Revels, Non-alcoholic Cocktails

The Best Cocktail Hacks of 2019

I don’t know if I can speak for everyone, but 2019 was a year that required—nay, demanded—I consume more than a few cocktails. This was bad news for my liver, but great news for my readers, as all that drinking resulted in a lot of cocktail-related pondering and testing, as well as some truly great cocktail hacks.Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Booze, Lifehacks, 3 Ingredient Happy Hour

Quell Holiday Arguments With the Athol Brose

Disengaging from my work is a difficult task, mainly because eating is something I have to do every day, whether I want to or not. Even when I’m on vacation, the meals I eat and the drinks I drink are analyzed and evaluated. “Could I write about this?,” I ask. “Is this a hack?” Some trips are more fruitful than others.Read more...
Tags: Cream, Cocktails, Lifehacks, Scotch, Athol Brose

NYC’s Best End of the Year Cocktails Illustrated

Artist Paul Tuller illustrates some of the best seasonal and signature cocktails We sip in an age when cocktails are approached with as much artistry as stretches of canvas, forcing bartenders to seek out curious components from around the world. The quality of ingredients—from spirits to spices—is at an all-time high. Practices, like those employed for Santina‘s wintry, clarified piña colada, tease multiple senses. And …
Tags: Art, Drinks, Design, NYC, Alcohol, Bars, Mace, Artists, Cocktails, Illustrators, Dante, Food + Drink, Moma, Bemelmans, Paul Tuller, Santina

10 festive holiday cocktail recipes

The one-week countdown has already begun which means there’s only so much time to experiment with festive holiday cocktails. Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party this weekend or could use a little company while you wrap the last of the gifts, here are 10 of our fave holiday cocktail recipes to indulge in… Mrs. Claus Cranberry Whiskey Cocktail Cranberry Paloma Queen Mary bourbon holiday cocktail by Barçon Festive Gin Smash Pomegranate Sparkler (and some Christmas party ideas, too!) Bloo...
Tags: Christmas, Wedding, Cocktails, Party + Entertaining Ideas, Barçon Festive Gin Smash Pomegranate, Blood Orange Ginger Cranberry Mojitos Mojitos

Homemade Orange Bitters

Bitters are used in a number of cocktails. Even if you can’t strongly perceive them while you’re sipping your drink, like salt, lemon zest, and vanilla, bitters are used to balance the flavors in the glass, providing a gentle undernote to bolster or as a contrast to flavors, rather than domineering or taking center stage. When writing Drinking French* I kept in mind that most people either didn’t have access to a wide variety of bitters, or didn’t want to amass a line-up of little bottles of bi...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Drink, Recipes, Cocktails, Orange, Spice, Bitters, Cocktail, Coriander, Allspice, Orange Bitters, Gentian, Drinking French, Homemade Orange Bitters

Sipping Don Papa Rum at its Home in the Philippines

From inspiration in the fields of the island of Negros Occidental to bottling in the capital, Manila In the Philippines, Don Papa premium rum is made from one of the oldest strains of sugarcane grown in some of the richest volcanic soils on the planet. The liquid is crafted in the foothills of active volcano Mt Kanlaon, on the island of Negros Occidental in the …
Tags: Drinks, Design, Alcohol, Philippines, Drinking, Recipes, Cocktails, Rum, Manila, Food + Drink, Sugarcane, Negros Occidental, Molasses, Kanlaon, Mixed Drinks, Don Papa Rum

Looking for Great Wines for Holiday Events? Try Duck Hunter’s Pinot Noir and/or Sauvignon Blanc!

Duck Hunter Wines should be on your shopping list for the upcoming holidays. Whether you are planning on using them as gifts or using them at your dinner table, you don’t want to miss the Duck Hunter wines from New Zealand!  Not only do they have great scores from the bible of the wine world, […]
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Gather Around Cocktails: Drinks to Celebrate Usual and Unusual Holidays

To meet the liquid needs of each year’s holidays and special occasions, acclaimed spirits author Aaron Goldfarb’s latest book, Gather Around Cocktails, provides recipes for parties from two to 200 people. Once again, Goldfarb distills the essence of his subject matter to its most useful and  provides celebratory substance that all can enjoy. Be it Derby Day, Friendsgiving or a Groundhog Day get-together, Goldfarb’s got …
Tags: Drinks, Books, Design, Holidays, Alcohol, Recipes, Cocktails, Goldfarb, Aaron Goldfarb, Mixed Drinks, Cocktail Books, Dovetail Press

Make Party Cocktails By the Pitcher Rather Than the Glass

Last night I attended a holiday party where my contribution was a plate of sausage and cheese balls and a 750ml bottle of Old Fashioneds. Both were well received, but the Old Fashioned perhaps caught the most attention. As it turns out, a lot of the party-goers had never considered making a bunch of them at once, and…Read more...
Tags: Cocktails, Lifehacks, Cocktail Recipes, Party Planning

Infuse Cocktails With Chai This Holiday Season

A holiday riff on a classic cocktail is a fine thing, but the “seasonal twist” always seems to start and stop with cinnamon. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with cinnamon—it’s accessible and uncontroversial, it reads as sweet without adding actual sweetness, and it is even purportedly good for your blood…Read more...
Tags: Tea, Holidays, Christmas, Cocktails, Lifehacks, Chai, Infusions

The Shaken Martini

It’s funny how two ingredients can inspire so much discussion, conflict, anticipation, one-upmanship, derision, desire, ire, and postulating. Yes, I’m talking about the Martini cocktail. From what kind of gin to use, how much (if any) vermouth is added, whether it’s shaken or stirred, if you should add bitters, and whether an olive or lemon twist is preferred, few seem to agree on what makes a perfect martini. And let’s not forget vodka martinis, espresso martinis, appletinis, Gibsons, dirty ma...
Tags: Food, Recipes, Cocktails, Martini, Gin, Olive, Vermouth, Dolin, London Dry Gin, Robert Simonson, Drinking French, Picholine, The Martini Cocktail

Gift Guide: Culinary Los Angeles

Snacks, sauces, munchies and moles that are worth sharing From sauces and caramels to wine and bitters, these products from LA-based makers conjure up distinct memories for those who live there; for others, it’s a virtual culinary trip to California‘s largest city. Treat yourself to the bar version of the gooey, filled bombolini at Jon & Vinny’s, or pick up the secret ingredient to mole …
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Cooking, Drinks, Design, California, Snacks, La, Restaurants, Alcohol, Los Angeles, Gifts, Pasta, Cocktails, Chocolate, Ingredients

Kick Off Thanksgiving and the Holidays with Tasty Mocktail Recipes from Marnie Rae!

 Celebrate the Holidays with Seasonal Mocktail Recipes Not everyone at your Thanksgiving table will want a cocktail or alcohol of any type. As a person who is usually the designated driver, I almost never have any alcohol except for a few sips of champagne or prosecco.  Thanks to Marnie Rae, the founder of National Mocktail […]
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