Overindulged? Try a Drop of Bitters

Bitters are an essential bar ingredient, but did you know they were originally a staple of the medicine cabinet? Even today bitters may be just the thing if you need to settle your stomach after indulging in a big meal. 


How To Make Grenadine Syrup at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How To Make Homemade Grenadine

Grenadine is that bright red, super sweet syrup that helps put the sun in a Tequila Sunrise and makes a Shirley Temple blush. It also occasionally puts the cherry in cherry cokes, but actually, grenadine is traditionally made from pomegranates (grenadine is French for pomegranate) and has a lot more going for it when you make your own. This quick, simple method for making homemade grenadine allows the tartness of the pomegranate to really come through and is a big improvement over the commercial versions.


9 Spirit & Syrup Infusions to Try at Home

Simple Infusions to Try at Home

The difference between a great cocktail and a stellar one is time and preparation. Cocktails made with infused spirits or syrups add a complexity and depth that you can taste — an extra hint of cinnamon, a prick of heat, a fresh hint of mint. The best thing is that these infusions aren't hard to craft. They just take time and a little extra forethought. Here are a few worth trying out:


Think Outside the Jar with Green Olives — Ingredient Spotlight

Green Olives

I don't think I have been appreciating green olives nearly enough, either inside the martini glass or out. I'm talking about the pitted green olives from a jar, the kind that often come stuffed with a sliver of pimiento or garlic. Nothing fancy. Making those Cheddar Olives this week reminded me just how much I love these salty little things with their meaty texture and slight tanginess. Have you made anything with green olives recently?


Do You Know a Recipe for Making a Creamy Nut Sorbet? — Good Questions

Q: Have you ever heard of a recipe for pecan, almond or cashew sorbet? Where the nuts make the sorbet taste like ice cream?

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My Safety Drink at Questionable Bars: Tequila Ginger Ale

Tequila Ginger Ale: My Favorite Bar Drink

Pop quiz. You're at a bar that serves drinks out of a nozzle — what do you order? We're talking cocktails on The Kitchn this week, but let's face it, you won't always find yourself at an establishment (or a home) that serves fine cocktails. Sometimes you've got to play things safe and order up something simple to avoid the "You want me to muddle what?" face. That's the time I go for a tequila and ginger ale. Have you tried one?


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