Cocktail

Philly’s Hippest Cocktail Recipe: The Broad & Catherine Cocktail — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

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A friend of mine recently dined at Tashan, this killer upscale Indian spot in Philadelphia, and she said I must go and order a particular whiskey cocktail. She described it as an Indian Old-Fashioned. So I ventured downtown only to find that the cocktail my friend thought she was describing was something else entirely.

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My Fall Cocktail: The Hanky Panky

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Transitioning to the colder months requires a change in cocktails. I need a drink that has a little warmth to it, a good body, and just a subtle sweetness. The wonderfully named Hanky Panky compounds all these cozy things with just three simple ingredients. This cocktial is similar to a gin martini with a very important twist – a couple dashes of Fernet Branca.

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Winter Cocktails by Maria del Mar Sacasa — New Cookbook

I caught a mention of something on Twitter a few weeks ago: a new cookbook called Winter Cocktails. My ears perked up. Winter cocktails, hey? I needed this book in my life, and now that I have it, I am set for wintertime. Maria del Mar Sacasa has written a beautiful, luscious book full of the cocktails that belong to the colder months. Yesterday we showed you the hot cranberry punch she created for our Thanksgiving dinner, and today, we're giving you a little peek inside her book.

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After-Dinner Recipe: Hot Cranberry Punch with Sage & Peppercorns — Recipes from The Kitchn

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I am such a fan of the after-dinner drink. Sure, you've had your bubbly to start, and your red wine with the meal, but hopefully you've saved a little room for a digestif, a hot tipple to round off the meal and smooth your way into the evening.

For our small, swanky Thanksgiving menu, I knew I wanted just such a drink, leaving something warm in guests' hands as they lingered around the table, talking into the evening. And the right book fell into my lap the moment I needed it. Here is the winter cocktail you're waiting for: A hot cranberry punch from Maria del Mar Sacasa, author of Winter Cocktails.

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Halloween Cocktail Recipe: The Bloody Manhattan — 10-Minute Happy Hour

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Don't feel like drinking your candy corns or sipping on a snickers bar? Me either, so this Halloween, I gave one of my favorite cocktails a holiday makeover that makes drinking something spooky a little easier to swallow. If you still have a Halloween party or two in your weekend plans, make sure this cocktail is on the menu.

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Simple Syrup: The Essential Ingredient for Fall Cocktails

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I have a few friends who have visited New Orleans in the past two weeks, so the Sazerac has been on my radar. I've heard about the best place to enjoy one, the very finest ingredients to use, the bartenders who know what they're really doing. So last night we decided to mix them up at home instead, and upon first sip something seemed a little off: they didn't taste as great as if we'd ordered them out. Quickly my partner Sam realized why: the sugar! We're missing the sugar!

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