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Celebrate Father’s Day With a Bobby Burns 

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This Sunday is Father’s Day and my father (as always) wants me to “write about Scotch more,” so we’ll be honoring his wishes with this slightly fancy-pants, herbaceous variation on the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Do You Feel About Boozy Frozen Treats?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. Today I’d like to talk to you about that most summery of summer gimmicks: frozen alcohol.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Celebrate Negroni Week With This Amaro-Heavy Offering

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. It’s Negroni Week, which means every cocktail bar and blogger (myself included) is putting their “spin” on the classic bitter beverage.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Is the Easiest, Freshest Way to Make a Bloody Mary This Summer

The Bloody Mary is a drink for all seasons, but there’s something unpleasant about sipping thick, soup-like concoctions when outdoor temperatures start to rise. To beat the heat and still enjoy your favorite savory brunch cocktail, skip the mix entirely and make your own with freshly pureed tomatoes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Make a Gin & Tonic That Doesn’t Suck

In a simple libation like a gin & tonic, the spirit should really shine. Too often, cloying, crappy tonic obscures the botanical qualities of its partner, rendering the G&T much less refreshing than it should be. Luckily, long-time cocktail writer Camper English—who literally wrote the book on the beverage—has some…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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We Trained an AI to Generate Lifehacker Headlines

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems poised to run most of the world these days: it’s detecting skin cancer, looking for hate speech on Facebook, and even flagging possible lies in police reports in Spain. But AIs aren’t all run by mega-corporations and governments; you can download some algorithms and play with them…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Meatless Ways to Use Liquid Smoke

Liquid smoke, an additive that imparts a charred wood flavor to food without using a smoker, has been dismissed as both “cheating” and “nasty” but, if used with a delicate hand, it can produce some tasty results.. I love liquid smoke in my apartment-approved, smoke-free, sous-vide ribs, but it has other clever uses,…Read more… Continue […]

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The Best Way to Keep Your Punch Cold

A bunch of punch screams “party,” but a glass bowl—while very pretty—is not the best choice, thermodynamically speaking, especially if you’re serving out of doors. Couple that with ice, which is famously known for melting, and your punch can get warm and watery real fast.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Sip On These Hibiki Alternatives Until Japan’s Whiskey Shortage Is Over

Last week brought terrible news to Japanese whiskey fans: Suntory plans on halting sales of the wildly popular, and fairly affordable, Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend. But fear not oh, drinker of smooth spirits, there are other great options out there. These whiskeys may not be the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Throw a Cheap Dinner Party: Cocktails

Food is the most important part of a dinner party, but booze is a close second. Rather than opening up your entire bar cart, focusing on one really good cocktail can keep your costs down while showing off your fancy barkeep skills. Here, we show you how to pre-batch a party’s worth of the American Trilogy […]

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Summery Caipirinha

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a drink that, to me, fully embodies the easy-breezy spirit of this column: the caipirinha.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Blackberry Jam Bramble

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. I’m in Oxford this week, so I thought we’d make a streamlined version of the very British blackberry bramble.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Swingin’ Carthusian Cooler

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re making an herbaceous yet balanced beverage I found in the iconic Playboy’s Host & Bar Book.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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