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05

Jun

Recipes: 5 refreshing frozen cocktails on a stickHere’s how to combine two summertime treats into something we like to call ‘poptails.’

Recipes: 5 refreshing frozen cocktails on a stick
Here’s how to combine two summertime treats into something we like to call ‘poptails.’

12

Apr

Recipe: Mint and Cucumber Mmm Cocktail
Because that’s exactly what you’ll be saying after sipping this deceptively easy herbal cocktail.

See more garden-inspired cocktails.

Recipe: Mint and Cucumber Mmm Cocktail

Because that’s exactly what you’ll be saying after sipping this deceptively easy herbal cocktail.

See more garden-inspired cocktails.

26

Mar

Today’s cocktail culture traces its origins to 19th-century concoctions containing herbal extracts, spices and the bark of exotic trees dissolved in alcohol. Hawked as cure-alls for common ailments, bitters were sold as health tonics meant to calm frayed nerves, fight tropical disease and settle stomachs in an era before the government regulated medical claims.

Although they’ve faded from medical shelves as elixirs, they live on in cocktails, grandfathered into drinks in splashes and dashes to create some of the most memorable and enduring cocktails imaginable.
6 cocktails with medicinal roots

Today’s cocktail culture traces its origins to 19th-century concoctions containing herbal extracts, spices and the bark of exotic trees dissolved in alcohol. Hawked as cure-alls for common ailments, bitters were sold as health tonics meant to calm frayed nerves, fight tropical disease and settle stomachs in an era before the government regulated medical claims.

Although they’ve faded from medical shelves as elixirs, they live on in cocktails, grandfathered into drinks in splashes and dashes to create some of the most memorable and enduring cocktails imaginable.

6 cocktails with medicinal roots

23

Nov

Make your own honey syrupHoney syrup is easy to make, and it’s a must if you’re going to be serving prohibition era cocktails at your holiday parties.

Make your own honey syrup
Honey syrup is easy to make, and it’s a must if you’re going to be serving prohibition era cocktails at your holiday parties.

29

Sep

Cocktail from your juicer: Hail Mary recipePraise the saints for the blessings of fresh tomatoes put to a higher purpose other than salad.

Cocktail from your juicer: Hail Mary recipe
Praise the saints for the blessings of fresh tomatoes put to a higher purpose other than salad.

20

Jun

5 watermelon cocktailsWatermelon is one of summer’s biggest treats. It’s perfect all by itself, but it also is makes for a refreshing base for summer cocktails.

5 watermelon cocktails
Watermelon is one of summer’s biggest treats. It’s perfect all by itself, but it also is makes for a refreshing base for summer cocktails.

01

Jun

Recipe: Mint and Cucumber Mmm CocktailBecause that’s exactly what you’ll be saying after sipping this deceptively easy herbal cocktail.

Recipe: Mint and Cucumber Mmm Cocktail
Because that’s exactly what you’ll be saying after sipping this deceptively easy herbal cocktail.

26

May

Recipe: Citrus SangriaMixing seasonal fruit with red wine will make your taste buds say olé.

Recipe: Citrus Sangria
Mixing seasonal fruit with red wine will make your taste buds say olé.

22

May

Recipe: Bees KneesA speakeasy concoction fit for “Boardwalk Empire” with the sweetness of honey and the kick of gin.

Recipe: Bees Knees
A speakeasy concoction fit for “Boardwalk Empire” with the sweetness of honey and the kick of gin.

11

Feb

Mission Fig CocktailDeep amber in color and doubly potent, this drink isn’t for the faint of heart.

Mission Fig Cocktail
Deep amber in color and doubly potent, this drink isn’t for the faint of heart.