Beverage

Recipe: Sweet Potato Latte — Recipes from The Kitchn

In Korea, sweet potatoes are more than just root vegetables — they're a celebrated food staple and vessel of the country's culture and kinship. Whether you're using it in soups, snacks, or desserts, or simply eating it steamed and plain, there are many ways to enjoy this comforting tuber.

When I lived in Korea for the second time, as an adoptee returned to teach English for four years, one of my favorite ways to enjoy the Korean sweet potato, or goguma, was in latte form. This beverage consists of only three ingredients: Korean sweet potato, milk, and sugar — not an ounce of caffeine in sight — but it's delightful.

After moving back to the United States, my nostalgia for Korea brought me all around New York in search of the goguma latte of my memories. At the time, I was never able to find it. So I decided to make it myself. And while the drink has popped up, rather unreliably, at a handful of cafes since then, I continue to make it myself, because it's the process that I love.

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Recipe: The Most Classic Cocktail, Miami-Style — Recipes from the Road

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Going to Miami and not having a fruity, frosty drink would be like going to the movies and not having popcorn. Order that piña colada! Then, follow it up with a local twist on that most classic of cocktails.

I'm talking about the Old Fashioned, which is as simple as cocktails get (not to mention delicious). It's just sugar, bitters, and whiskey. The idea behind the Miami-version of this cocktail is just as simple. Just swap out your whisky for the Sunshine State's favorite spirit: rum.

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5 Reasons to Feel Good About Drinking Guinness Today — St. Patrick’s Day

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Today is St. Patrick's Day, which means it is also a day when many pints of Guinness will be consumed. And when we say many, we mean roughly 13 million pints over the course of 24 hours. Clearly no excuse is needed to drink a pint of Guinness today of all days, but there are, in fact, many reasons to feel good about raising a glass of the dark-and-creamy stout in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland. Here are five.

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Recipe: Leprechaun Lemonade — Recipes from The Kitchn

Leprechaun lemonade is a sweet mixture of lemonade flavored with blue raspberry drink mix. It's also how this electric green drink gets its color. This super-quick treat is a fun way to celebrate St. Paddy's day with kids (or adults who want to hold off on the alcohol). Dress up the glass with colorful straws and a few green ice cubes and you'll be feeling lucky without a green beer hangover.

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Recipe: Irish Cream — Recipes from The Kitchn

With hints of coffee and chocolate, a good Irish creamer is luxuriously rich and just as much dessert as it is a drink. And as my mom was happy to attest to in a side-by-side match-up, it's just like the Baileys tucked away in the back of the liquor cabinet. So, once you've had your fill of Shamrock Shakes, it's time to set your sights on the festive liqueur you'll want to keep around long after St. Patrick's Day has passed.

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Recipe: Vegan Chocolate-Date Smoothie — Recipes from The Kitchn

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You're an adult, so of course you can have chocolate for breakfast when you feel like it. But this is different because this is how to have chocolate for breakfast without it being a piece of cake. Every sip of this creamy smoothie — made with dates, bananas, and almond butter — tastes rich and satisfying, and you can count on its wholesome and nourishing ingredients to fill you up.

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