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The Cosmonaut Cocktail Is the Perfect 4th of July Drink The Cosmonaut Cocktail Is the Perfect 4th of July Drink

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Independence Day is coming up, but recent political shenanigans have made me feel less than patriotic. As such, I’ll be celebrating with Sasha Petraske’s Cosmonaut cocktail, because we…

Celebrate Father's Day With a Bobby Burns  Celebrate Father's Day With a Bobby Burns 

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This Sunday is Father’s Day and my father (as always) wants me to “write about Scotch more,” so we’ll be honoring his wishes with this slightly fancy-pants, herbaceous variation on the…

How Do You Feel About Boozy Frozen Treats? How Do You Feel About Boozy Frozen Treats?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. Today I’d like to talk to you about that most summery of summer gimmicks: frozen alcohol.

Celebrate Negroni Week With This Amaro-Heavy Offering Celebrate Negroni Week With This Amaro-Heavy Offering

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. It’s Negroni Week, which means every cocktail bar and blogger (myself included) is putting their “spin” on the classic bitter beverage.

You Should Salt Your Summer Beverages You Should Salt Your Summer Beverages

One of summer’s greatest pleasures is sipping an icy, refreshing beverage in the sunshine—or the nearest patch of shade. Summery cocktails and punches aplenty are finally ready for their seasonal debut, and just about all of them could do with a bit of salt.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Relaxed French 75 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Relaxed French 75

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a sparkling cocktail perfect for Mother’s Day or, you know, any Sunday really: the French 75.

Whip Up a Bespoke Liqueur With Nitrous Oxide  Whip Up a Bespoke Liqueur With Nitrous Oxide 

Giving homemade liqueurs as gifts is a favorite party trick of mine. They’re fun to customize, inexpensive to make, and—if you have a whipping siphon—very easy to throw together at the last minute.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Pared Down Aviation Cocktail 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Pared Down Aviation Cocktail

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a streamlined version of one of my favorite gin cocktails: the aviation.

How to Throw a Cheap Dinner Party: Cocktails

Food is the most important part of a dinner party, but booze is a close second. Rather than opening up your entire bar cart, focusing on one really good cocktail can keep your costs down while showing off your fancy barkeep skills. Here, we show you how to pre-batch a party’s worth of the American Trilogy (a delicious…

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Summery Caipirinha 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Summery Caipirinha

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a drink that, to me, fully embodies the easy-breezy spirit of this column: the caipirinha.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Blackberry Jam Bramble 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Blackberry Jam Bramble

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. I’m in Oxford this week, so I thought we’d make a streamlined version of the very British blackberry bramble.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Swingin' Carthusian Cooler 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Swingin' Carthusian Cooler

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re making an herbaceous yet balanced beverage I found in the iconic Playboy’s Host & Bar Book.

Motivate Yourself to Do the Dishes With a Cocktail Motivate Yourself to Do the Dishes With a Cocktail

I hate doing dishes more than any other chore but, due to my line of work and lack of dishwasher, I end up doing more than the average person. To overcome my utter disdain for donning dish gloves and standing in front of a sink, I motivate myself with a cocktail.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Julia Child's Favorite Martini 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Julia Child's Favorite Martini

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. I’m off to France to take cooking lessons here, so I thought I’d celebrate with Julia Child’s favorite cocktail: the upside-down martini.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: An Easter-Appropriate Bluebell 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: An Easter-Appropriate Bluebell

Happy Easter weekend, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we are making a super refreshing, easy on the eyes beverage.

Three Delicious Ways To Use The Whole Lemon Three Delicious Ways To Use The Whole Lemon

My area of the country saw four nor’easters in the last six weeks, which means that local March produce has been less than inspiring. As a result, I’ve been leaning on lemons even harder than usual to brighten up my meals.

Make a Tropical Gin Out of Pineapple Peels

Welcome back to Eating Trash With Claire, the Lifehacker series where I convince you to transform your kitchen scraps into something edible and delicious. In this episode, I show you how to use spiky, seemingly useless pineapple peels to make a tasty, tropical gin. Once you’ve infused your the spirit with fruity…

How to Turn a Cocktail Into a Pie How to Turn a Cocktail Into a Pie

Dessert and cocktails both come after dinner, but combining them is a tricky business indeed. The best boozy desserts neatly split the difference between sugary treats and nightcaps; the worst are indistinguishable from mild physical assault. Sadly, the latter is far more common than the former—but it doesn’t have to…

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Sidecar Named Desire 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Sidecar Named Desire

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re featuring a cocktail from Maggie Hoffman’s The One-Bottle Cocktail, a book that very much fits the aesthetic of this column.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Simple Daiquiri 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Simple Daiquiri

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This we’re making an often misunderstood classic beverage: the daiquiri.

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