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Add Some Sparkle to Your Weekend With a Cranberry Spritz Add Some Sparkle to Your Weekend With a Cranberry Spritz

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 getting sauced with one of my favorite holiday flavors—cranberry.

Drink the El Presidente to Help Forget This President Drink the El Presidente to Help Forget This President

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 making a classic (very strong) prohibition-era rum drink to help us forget some of the hard truths of this world, if only for a moment.

Indulge Your Inner Bitter Betty with a Classic Negroni Indulge Your Inner Bitter Betty with a Classic Negroni

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Claire is busily filming exciting Thanksgiving video content, so this week is a guest post—written by me, A.A. Newton—dedicated to a true classic: the Negroni.

Gallop Into the Weekend With the 'Spaghetti Western' Gallop Into the Weekend With the 'Spaghetti Western'

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I’m making a “western themed” cocktail, because a man on Twitter asked me very nicely.

Use Five Spice Instead of Pumpkin Spice Use Five Spice Instead of Pumpkin Spice

Though I’m not exactly anti-pumpkin spice, I will admit to being slightly fatigued by it. I don’t have anything against the combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and whatever else accompanies the latte part of a PSL, but I also want to live a little, and by “live a little” I mean “flavor my pies with five spice…

Make Your Own Carry-on Cocktail Kit for Flights Make Your Own Carry-on Cocktail Kit for Flights

Flying is terrible, which is why so many people drink on flights. But a plane is not a bar, which makes imbibing on a plane a somewhat limited experience, cocktail-wise. Though rum & cokes, gin & tonics, and and vodka sodas will do the job, bringing on a little cocktail kit will elevate the plane drinking experience…

Leave the Workweek Behind With an Irish Goodbye Leave the Workweek Behind With an Irish Goodbye

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re making a ménage à trois of assertive, flavorful booze to help us forget the woes of the workweek.

Start With the Cheapest Ingredients When Building Cocktails Start With the Cheapest Ingredients When Building Cocktails

As with anything, learning to make excellent cocktails takes some practice, and even professionals screw up every once in a while. To prevent wasting costly booze, bartender and all-around ethanol expert Jim Meehan builds his drinks starting with the cheapest ingredients.

Warm Yourself With This Cider Cocktail Warm Yourself With This Cider Cocktail

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 making our first ever reader-suggested cocktail, and it’s a good one.

This Dark and Stormy Week Calls for a Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktail This Dark and Stormy Week Calls for a Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktail

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 making the rum-heavy Dark ‘n’ Stormy, because this week has been, for lack of a better phrase, total bullshit.

The Anatomy of a Perfect Bar Cart

A bar cart is a deeply personal part of the home, but there are still certain basics you should keep around to make all your favorite classic cocktails. Here we show you the essentials you need to build a functional, adult, properly-stocked cart of booze. Once you have a handle on these elementary building blocks,…

Turn That Last Bit of Marinated Salad Into a Cocktail Turn That Last Bit of Marinated Salad Into a Cocktail

Savory cocktails are having a moment, but the fancy concoctions you see in magazines always seem to involve three custom infusions and a hand-crafted garnish. If that’s not quite your style, check your fridge—you might already have what you need for complex, savory adult beverages.

Sweeten Your Daiquiri With Maraschino Instead of Syrup Sweeten Your Daiquiri With Maraschino Instead of Syrup

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 mixing up a daiquiri of a slightly different flavor by utilizing my bff, maraschino liqueur.

How to Taste Gin Like a Pro How to Taste Gin Like a Pro

Gin is kind of having a moment right now. For distilleries, gin is a lot easier to get started with, simply because it doesn’t require barrel aging. If you’re a new distillery you can distill a gin and start selling it almost immediately, while a new whiskey distillery might have to wait a few years before it has a…

Ease Into Fall With This Fig and Ginger Spritz Ease Into Fall With This Fig and Ginger Spritz

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we are shedding our summer skins and easing into cooler weather with extremely ripe figs and spicy ginger. (Incorporating ginger into a cocktail is the closest I will get to…

Spike Your Manhattan With Amaro Spike Your Manhattan With Amaro

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 woodsy, herbaceous Manhattan-style drink, based on Audrey Saunders’ Little Italy cocktail.

How to Quickly Chill a Cocktail Glass How to Quickly Chill a Cocktail Glass

The ability to pay attention to the little things is a quality all truly skilled hosts possess. A little bowl for olive pits, a scented candle in the bathroom, and a chilled cocktail glass all show that you care about your guests’ comfort and their overall party experience.

This Refined Cuba Libre Is Way Better Than the Rum & Coke of Your College Days This Refined Cuba Libre Is Way Better Than the Rum & Coke of Your College Days

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 the drink that gave me my first truly terrible college hangover: the rum and Coke.

This Ti' Spritz Is Delicious Summer Fun This Ti' Spritz Is Delicious Summer Fun

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re taking an already easily-excuted beverage—the ti’ punch—and making it into an even easier spritz.

Get Downright Spicy With This Dirty Ginger Martini Get Downright Spicy With This Dirty Ginger Martini

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are taking two of my longtime favorite things—ginger and martinis—and combining them to make my new favorite thing.

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