Beverage

Recipe: Taylor Bird Sazerac — Recipes from the Road

The Sazerac is a beautiful drink in its simplicity. It is unique and exact. It requires technique and style. And each ingredient tells the history of New Orleans — the French absinthe, the American rye, the Louisiana sugar, the Caribbean bitters. (Even the Italian influence can be seen in the lemon peel.) It's no wonder the Sazerac is the city's official cocktail.

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Recipe: Big-Batch Mexican-Spiced Hot Chocolate — Party Drinks

We all know that mugs of velvety hot chocolate are an essential for any snow day. From now on, though, it's time to treat yourself to the Mexican-spiced upgrade. With just enough warm spices to make your taste buds tingle, this rich drink comes off tasting even more intensely chocolatey and luxurious. Best of all, it's made in a big batch, so it's perfect for sipping all day long with your snow-day partners in crime.

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Recipe: Pimm’s Cup — Recipes from the Road

If you've ever been to New Orleans in the summer, you know that when the air is thick as molasses and you can't move without starting to sweat something fierce, there's only one thing to do: Find a bar to prop up at and order something tall and cold.

If you are lucky, you will find yourself in the vicinity of the Napoleon House, a French Quarter institution that is known for its traditional Pimm's Cup. Now, if Pimm's Cup makes you think of Wimbledon and jubilees (and possibly Mary Berry), you are not wrong. But Napoleon House has become the home away from home for this classic and deliciously simple British cocktail.

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Recipe: The Greyhound — Recipes from the Road

The Greyhound is a simple drink — just grapefruit juice and vodka or gin. You can salt the rim and call it a Salty Dog, but for some that's getting a little too fussy. The Greyhound wasn't invented in Oakland, but some would argue it was perfected here at a funky little art gallery/cafe-turned-bar called Cafe Van Cleef.

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What Is Coffee Milk, and Why Should You Try It? — Breakfast Matters

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I'm not talking about coffee with milk, or even a cup of joe that's way more milk than coffee. Coffee milk is something different entirely. And if it isn't already on your radar, I think it should be.

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7 Ways to Use Up Leftover Coffee — Tips from The Kitchn

Maybe you had to run out the door before finishing your freshly brewed pot or you simply made too much, but whatever the case you have leftover coffee in your kitchen. It might not be tasty enough to sip on its own, but don't be too quick to pour it down the drain. Here are seven simple ways to make use of the remaining pot.

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