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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.

How to Get Free Drinks on a Plane  How to Get Free Drinks on a Plane 

Air travel is stressful, and one of the easiest ways to alleviate stress is to get slightly blitzed. Plane drinks are, however, a little overpriced: Therefore, we feel okay about offering a few sneaky ways to get free libations while you’re flying.

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…

I'm Anne Brock, Master Distiller at Bombay Sapphire, and This Is How I Work I'm Anne Brock, Master Distiller at Bombay Sapphire, and This Is How I Work

You could say Dr. Anne Brock drinks for a living. But please don’t say it in earshot. Dr. Brock is the master distiller for Bombay Sapphire, overseeing gin production in the English village of Laverstoke. We talked to her about her background in chemistry, her gin club, and her favorite cocktail trick.

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.

How to Make Your Own Spiked Seltzer How to Make Your Own Spiked Seltzer

I’ve been putting alcohol into seltzer for a while now, which is why the sudden popularity of hard seltzer caught me by surprise. Any seltzer can be hardened by the addition of booze, but pouring a shot into a can of Polar or La Croix isn’t going to make it taste like a White Claw. You can, however, get pretty close…

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.

The Best Drinks for Sober October, According to Our Readers The Best Drinks for Sober October, According to Our Readers

It’s Sober October which means that a lot of people, for one reason or another, are taking a month-long hiatus from booze. Though I enjoy adult beverages, there is real value in taking a break, and I am here to support you in your endeavors.

How to Quit Drinking For 'Sober for October' How to Quit Drinking For 'Sober for October'

There was a point in my mid 20s where I had a solid 4-beer-a-day habit. At the time I was dating a brewer and my entire social life just happened to be tied to beer. Going out at night to meet friends for a beer or cracking open a few bottles a pal had brought back from a recent trip (or that my boyfriend had just…

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.

How to Make a Kombucha Flight How to Make a Kombucha Flight

When it comes to fancy beverage flights and pairings, alcohol seems to have all the fun, but there are many non-potent potables that benefit from a little comparing and contrasting.

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 Properly Store Wine How to Properly Store Wine

Whenever I’m given (or purchase) a nice bottle of wine, I’m immediately faced with the question of whether or not it’s something I plan on drinking right now, or something I want to drink later.

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…

How to Tell if an Old Bottle of Wine Is Still Drinkable How to Tell if an Old Bottle of Wine Is Still Drinkable

I studied in France in college and brought a decent amount of French wine home with me. Some of that wine got consumed with friends pretty much immediately, but a few bottles I’ve held on to and moved from apartment to apartment over the years, saving them for a “special” occasion.

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.

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