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Think Pink With This Sparkling Cocktail Think Pink With This Sparkling 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 pink drink inspired by the almost painfully classic Champagne cocktail.

Add a Little Lemon Oil to Your Coffee Add a Little Lemon Oil to Your Coffee

Hot coffee is not something I can even look at during the summer; it’s all iced coffee, sometimes even without cream because dairy gets more and more oppressive as the temperature climbs. If however, you wish to add a little pep to your icy morning drink while keeping it refreshing, you should grab a strip of lemon…

Hydrate While You Imbibe With This Coconut Water Cocktail Hydrate While You Imbibe With This Coconut Water 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 adding both hydration and a bit of a tropical vibe to our drink by way of coconut water.

Why Melons Are the Best Frozen Fruit to Chill Your Drinks With Why Melons Are the Best Frozen Fruit to Chill Your Drinks With

Adding frozen fruit to cocktails to keep them cool is a pretty common practice, but some fruits are simply more chill than others. For fruity cubes that will actually keep your beverage cold for an appreciable amount of time, you want to reach for melon.

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…

Pre-Buy Your Intermission Drinks at the Theater Pre-Buy Your Intermission Drinks at the Theater

A night of live theatrical performance can be so much more exciting and engaging than catching the latest blockbuster, and a good cocktail before the show and during intermission can make the night even more fun. Here’s the best way to go about ordering your drinks at the theater’s bar.

Stay Cool and Tipsy With a Cheerwine Kalimotxo Stay Cool and Tipsy With a Cheerwine Kalimotxo

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. During the summer months, I wish to be two things at all times: properly ventilated and slightly buzzed, and I wish to exert very little effort while achieving those goals.

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 to Juice a Bunch of Lemons or Limes at Once How to Juice a Bunch of Lemons or Limes at Once

Whether you’re pre-juicing a bunch of limes for daiquiris or making a big batch of whole-lemon lemonade, all that squeezing can take a toll on your hands. There is—of course—an easier way, and it involves everyone’s favorite baking appliance.

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.

This Is the Easiest, Freshest Way to Make a Bloody Mary This Summer This Is the Easiest, Freshest Way to Make a Bloody Mary This Summer

The Bloody Mary is a drink for all seasons, but there’s something unpleasant about sipping thick, soup-like concoctions when outdoor temperatures start to rise. To beat the heat and still enjoy your favorite savory brunch cocktail, skip the mix entirely and make your own with freshly pureed tomatoes.

How to Make a Gin & Tonic That Doesn't Suck How to Make a Gin & Tonic That Doesn't Suck

In a simple libation like a gin & tonic, the spirit should really shine. Too often, cloying, crappy tonic obscures the botanical qualities of its partner, rendering the G&T much less refreshing than it should be. Luckily, long-time cocktail writer Camper English—who literally wrote the book on the beverage—has some…

Make a Sophisticated Cherry Lemonade With Maraschino Liqueur Make a Sophisticated Cherry Lemonade With Maraschino Liqueur

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 an elevated, adult version of one of my favorite summer sippers: cherry lemonade.

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.

Why You Shouldn't Use Antihistamines to Prevent Alcohol-Induced Flushing Why You Shouldn't Use Antihistamines to Prevent Alcohol-Induced Flushing

For some, sipping cocktails does more than just get you tipsy—it turns your skin beet red. There’s an old trick to prevent the skin from flushing that involves taking antihistamine medication, but it’s not a good idea. Here’s why.

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