Beverage

My Trip on The Whiskey Trail, Plus Recipe: Sparkling Sweet Tea Pitcher Cocktail — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

My Ultimate Whiskey Lovers' Vacation, Plus Recipe: Sparkling Sweet Tea Cocktail

Does your dream vacation include a mix of history, American whiskey, rye and bourbon, all while indulging in southern BBQ, country music, and maybe a horse race or two? Break out your pitcher, brew up some iced tea, and I'll tell you how to make it a reality as we kick off happy hour with a toast to some of the finest commerce coming from America's heartland. Here's my cocktail spin on the southern staple of sweet tea.

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Spicy-Cool: Coconut Water with Chili

Spicy-Cool Drink: Coconut Water with Chili

Do you like spicy flavors in hot weather? I recently tried this Real Coconut Water with Thai Chili Extract and it was surprisingly refreshing. I'm thinking a chile-spiked coconut water could even be used in cooking, too. 

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My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin Cocktail — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

How-to Make the Perfect Summer DrinkRecipe: Limoncello Gin Cocktail

Recently friends of ours got married in a remote, a.k.a. no cell service, Catskill's resort. This resulted in a long overdue trek through New York's Hudson Valley. We hadn't been back in those parts since I graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1999. The long weekend road trip right on the heels of a late spring heatwave and a tiny bottle of homemade Limoncello became the inspiration for this week's 10-Minute Happy Hour.

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My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin Cocktail — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

How-to Make the Perfect Summer DrinkRecipe: Limoncello Gin Cocktail

Recently friends of ours got married in a remote, a.k.a. no cell service, Catskill's resort. This resulted in a long overdue trek through New York's Hudson Valley. We hadn't been back in those parts since I graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1999. The long weekend road trip right on the heels of a late spring heatwave and a tiny bottle of homemade Limoncello became the inspiration for this week's 10-Minute Happy Hour.

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For a Summer Party: A 3-Tier Stacked Glass Drink Dispenser

Looking for a pretty way to serve drinks at your parties this summer? Try this glass stacked beverage server. Three different sections means you can serve three different drinks without taking up a ton of space. (Plus, all those drinks together just looks so pretty!)

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Make the Best Gin & Tonic of Your Life: Advice from a Bartender in Oporto — 10-Minute Happy Hour

Make the Best Gin & Tonic of Your Life: Advice from a Bartender in Oporto

The deep love of a G&T continually proves strong, not just in the summer and most definitely not just stateside — the New York Times called 2013 the Year of the Gin and Tonic and Europeans love this little cocktail just as much as we do. Yet, on a recent trip to Portugal, I found their G&Ts to be quite different than what I was used to sipping. That’s when a local bartender dropped some knowledge on me.

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