Pisco Sour Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Pisco is a type of South American brandy, and the pisco from Peru has a complex, earthy flavor and a heady floral perfume unlike those of any other spirit I’ve encountered. The Pisco Sour is the most popular way of consuming pisco, and for decades it has been the signature drink of […]

Slow Cooker

Grandma's Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef ¼ cup crushed saltine crackers 1egg 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 14 ounces apple jelly 13 ounces ketchup ½ cup red wine Directions Step 1 Mix together beef, crackers, egg, and onion soup mix in a bowl; shape into about 50 1-inch balls. […]

Everyday Meals

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Ingredients 1 ½ fluid ounces vodka ½ fluid ounce lime juice ice cubes ½ cup ginger beer 1lime wedge for garnish Directions Step 1 Pour vodka and lime juice into a mug; add ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Advertisement Step 2 Drop a lime wedge into the mug for garnish. Editor’s Note: The […]

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Make Me a Cocktail Is Your At-Home Quarantine Bartender

We’ve all been there before: you find yourself at home ready to unwind with a drink, but don’t have what you need to make your go-to cocktail. Under normal circumstances, that could be solved by a quick trip to a liquor or grocery store. You could even visit one of these novel places called “bars” […]


The Bitter Irishman Recipe

[Photo: Elana Lepkowski] This St. Patrick’s Day-appropriate cocktail is way better than green beer. The whiskey is light and almost floral, and the amaro is spicy and rich. Fresh lemon gives the drink a punch of refreshing sour flavor, and the drink finishes up with the whiskey’s bite and a little bitterness from the amaro. […]

Everyday Meals


Photo by Lizzie Munro There are recipes out there for the Martini-on-the-Rocks. But let’s be serious. This is a lazy person’s Martini, and I’ve never seen anyone put too much effort into making one, let alone follow an exact formula. That’s the appeal of the drink, after all. No muss, no fuss. It’s good to […]

Everyday Meals

Islay and Olive

Photo by Kelly Puleio I see you, dirty-martini drinkers. And I raise you this potent prize from Arkansas bartender Shaun Traxler. It’s a vodka martini— properly called the Kangaroo—gone savory with peaty Scotch and olives four ways. You’ll drop a few pitted green olives into your batch and let them linger, then garnish with some […]


Sparkling Rosé Cocktail

Active Time: 10 MINTotal Time10 MIN Yield: Serves : 2 Bright and bubbly, this simple cocktail is as drinkable as it is endlessly riffable. For added sweetness, stir in an extra spoonful of jam, or try grilling your peaches for a hint of smoke that accentuates the tequila. Ingredients 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) tequila 2 […]


Rusty Nail Recipe

[Photo: Jennifer Hess] Perhaps this 50-50 combination of Scotch and Drambuie reminds you of your grandfather’s poker nights. Or perhaps your grandmother drank them between Camels. Nevertheless, you probably think of the Rusty Nail as an old person’s drink, a quaff too musty even for Mad Men. It doesn’t have to be this way. Drinks […]