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Get Your Rum Fix With a Palmetto Cocktail Get Your Rum Fix With a Palmetto 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 palmetto cocktail, because I finally had to turn my A/C on, and hot weather calls for rum.

Age Your Lime Juice for the Best-Tasting Cocktail Age Your Lime Juice for the Best-Tasting Cocktail

Fresh lime juice is a key component to many fine beverages, and it’s always been my understanding that you want it as fresh as you can get it. This thinking, it turns out, was folly. For the best tasting beverage, you want to let your juice age for a little bit—ideally four to 10 hours.

Sip On These Hibiki Alternatives Until Japan's Whiskey Shortage Is Over Sip On These Hibiki Alternatives Until Japan's Whiskey Shortage Is Over

Last week brought terrible news to Japanese whiskey fans: Suntory plans on halting sales of the wildly popular, and fairly affordable, Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend. But fear not oh, drinker of smooth spirits, there are other great options out there. These whiskeys may not be the…

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.

Make This Smashed Cucumber Gin & Tonic Make This Smashed Cucumber Gin & Tonic

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re taking the already refreshing gin & tonic and making it even fresher, if you can imagine such a thing.

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.

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.

Three Ways to Turn Mushy, Shriveled Strawberries Into Something Delicious

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 transform strawberries that are just a bit past their prime into a sweet sauce, cocktail-friendly ice cubes, and a delicious…

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.

Three Ingredient Happy Hour: A Muddle-Free Faux-Jito Three Ingredient Happy Hour: A Muddle-Free Faux-Jito

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re shaking up a muddle-free, streamlined take on the minty mojito.

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…

How to Make an Authentic Irish Coffee How to Make an Authentic Irish Coffee

During a trip to Dublin a few years ago I befriended a group of older Irish women at a bar one afternoon, as one does. At some point during the conversation, it came out that I had never had a true Irish coffee. Seconds later they made sure I had one in my hand and I was hooked.

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.

You Should Add Vinegar to Your Cocktails You Should Add Vinegar to Your Cocktails

Vinegar is an indispensable kitchen liquid. It adds brightness to salad dressings, tenderizes meat in marinades, and cuts through richness in fatty dishes to restore balance. It also makes a mean cocktail.

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