Cocktail

5 Things to Eat with an Old Fashioned — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you're a fan of brown spirits, then most likely an Old Fashioned is one of your go-to cocktail orders. The classic drink, made with nothing but bourbon, simple syrup or a sugar cube, and Angostura bitters, is simple yet always satisfying. It also happens to pair quite well will a number of snacks and dishes, given its simplicity. Here are five fun pairings to try.

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5 Things to Eat with an Old Fashioned — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you're a fan of brown spirits, then most likely an Old Fashioned is one of your go-to cocktail orders. The classic drink, made with nothing but bourbon, simple syrup or a sugar cube, and Angostura bitters, is simple yet always satisfying. It also happens to pair quite well will a number of snacks and dishes, given its simplicity. Here are five fun pairings to try.

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The 8 Tools You Definitely Don’t Need for Your Home Bar — The Minimalist Kitchen

If you're into entertaining and mixing up cocktails at home, it's easy to end up with a bar cart (or cabinet) full of random tools and gadgets you think you need. But the truth is, you don't need all that much to make the perfect Negroni or Manhattan. Yes, you need the booze and a drinking vessel, but a lot of the rest is bonus.

We spoke with Elliott Clark, the mastermind behind Apartment Bartender, to find out which tools people can really live without. Save the cash (and the storage space) for a nice bottle of whiskey instead!

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10 Cocktail Shakers for $30 or Less — Shopping

Assuming James Bond isn't coming over, you can make all the stirred cocktails you want. If he is — or even if you just want to (literally) shake things up, you're gonna need a cocktail shaker.

Here are 10 that won't wreak havoc on your bank account.

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The Best Way to Make Cocktails Without a Cocktail Shaker — Party Tricks

The party problem: You wanna shake things up with fancy cocktails at your next party. However, you don't own a cocktail shaker and you're not really in a rush to run out and buy one either.

The party trick: Use a Mason jar instead.

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A Cocktail Carry-On Kit for Lovers of Rainbows & Flamingos — Travel Intelligence

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Carry-on cocktail kits are not new. In fact, this carry-on cocktail kit isn't even new-new (it's been around for about a year). But it's new to me, and I am very, very excited about it.

I say this as someone who isn't generally excited about carry-on cocktail kits or rainbow sprinkles or flamingos. I am stoic in the face of unicorns. But this tiny dose of fun has me doing a little happy dance.

Why, you might ask? It's a good question. And here is my answer.

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