Cocktail

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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How To Make Layered Jello Shots — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

The 4th of July is almost here, so we decided it was precisely the right time to show you how to make jello shots. Summer is with us — seize the day, right? Wait, you say. Jello shots? Dorm room, frat party, neon green vodka bombs?

No, no. What I'm about to show you today is jello shots all glammed up, and even, dare I say it, healthy. OK, healthier. I adore gelled desserts of all shapes and flavors — I have a whole chapter on them in my book Bakeless Sweetsand I've been waiting for just the right moment to talk jello shots. Raspberry lemonade jello shots, to be specific.

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Perfect Cocktail When On The Go: Pineapple Honey Bee Cocktail — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

Recipe: Pineapple Honey Bee Cocktail

Summer is in full swing with parties taking to patios, porches, and parks from coast to coast. Don't want to show up empty handed, but also not loving the idea of hanging out near a hot stove before your next soirée? Here's the perfect fix: offer to bring the drinks instead! Whether you're headed to a picnic or BBQ, this simple summer cocktail is perfect for a happy hour on the go.

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