Archive | cocktails

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Truly Great Grog

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week was kind of tough, and it left me craving something abundantly easy, and what could be easier than something chugged by pirates?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Trashy Diplomat

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I’m making a less-nuanced version of one of my favorite in-it-for-the-long-haul beverages: the Diplomat cocktail.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Pair Cocktails with Your Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is the best holiday; this is a fact. Kids get to dress up like minions or a Frozen or whatever, stay out late, and—unless their neighbors hand out toothpaste, an act somehow not punishable by law—eat a truly unconscionable amount of candy. Adults can do all of the above and get drunk while watching […]

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How to Make Your Favorite Cocktail Into a Lollipop

As we approach Halloween, there will be much talk of making your own Snickers or DIY-ing candy corn. I usually leave that stuff alone, as the Snickers bar has already been perfected. If I’m going to make my own candy, I want it to be unique, special, and—why not?—boozy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Can Sous Vide Bespoke Liqueur in Mere Hours

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re taking a break from the chewable, and using the power of sous vide to make bespoke liqueur in record time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Tart and Apple-y Jack Rose

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a summer-to-fall transitional beverage: the tart and apple-y Jack Rose.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Decidedly Retro Grasshopper

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 rounding out Retro Week with a decidedly kitschy offering: the sweet and green grasshopper.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Cocktail Glasses You Actually Need and What You Should Put in Them

Every squad has a preferred term for getting inebriated. To quote and then immediately regret quoting Eminem, “Get buzzed, get crunk, get drunk, get fuuuuucked up.” For my particular band of college pals, that phrase was always “Drinkin’ Outta Cups.” As in,“Hey Jack, we drinkin’ outta cups tonight?”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Hanky Panky

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re going to be drinking my favorite cocktail to come out of American Bar in London, the Hanky Panky.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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5 Signs You’re in a Good Cocktail Bar

Really good, expertly made cocktails can cost a pretty penny, and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with, however, is paying fifteen bucks for an over-shaken beverage garnished with sad, dried-out fruit. Any bar can claim to make “craft” cocktails, but how can you be sure you’re getting what you pay for?Read more… […]

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Pleasantly Bitter Cynar Fizz

Happy (long) weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I am, as the kids say, firmly back on my bullshit with a fizzy, bitter, Italian liqueur-fueled beverage: the Cynar Fizz.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Surprise: OXO Made a Better Cocktail Shaker

Necessity is the mother of invention, but has no familial relation to good design. Sticking two cups of different sizes together and hoping they don’t spill is medieval (not literally, it’s actually 19th century), and even in modern shakers, the process of getting the shaken beverage out of the shaker is sleight of…Read more… Continue […]

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Polarizing Pickletini

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are featuring a bracing and briny favorite of mine that I have been sipping on for years: the polarizing Pickletini.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Set Up Your Home Bar With the Equipment You Actually Need

In addition to basic motor skills and moderate self-control, making cocktails requires some concrete tools and a knowledge of why we use those tools the way we do. That’s why I, a bartender type, am here to help. This article is broken down into lists of stuff you need and don’t need, in varying degrees […]

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