Cocktail

This Pineapple-Vanilla Margarita Is Sunshine in a Glass — Delicious Links

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Not that you need an excuse to make margaritas, but tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! And while the traditional recipe is always a winner, this year I'm thinking about switching things up with an extra-special twist on the classic cocktail. With pineapple, vanilla bean, and mint, this sunny margarita is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Recipe: The Ultimate Dessert Manhattan — Unique Cocktail Recipes

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This riff on a Manhattan isn't your run-of-the-mill cocktail. No, it's a special cocktail — one that should be made with care and sipped with some sense of occasion — and not just because of its ingredients, which (we'll say in advance) may require a trip to the liquor store. This is a cocktail with a racy (or quite literally racing) past. You see, this cocktail was named after a Kentucky bookie and a bootlegger by the name of Jack Fry.

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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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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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