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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…

How to Make Homemade Gin in the Instant Pot [Updated With Safety Warning] How to Make Homemade Gin in the Instant Pot [Updated With Safety Warning]

Updated on 08/25/18 at 1:02 pm ET: Though we were able to make make this recipe without incident, it turns out that cooking high-proof alcohol in your Instant Pot is not safe, as it generates a flammable vapor that could be ignited by the heating element in the appliance. According to Laura Pazzaglia of Hip Pressure…

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.

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…

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 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.

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.

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…

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Woodsy Cynar Lemonade 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Woodsy Cynar Lemonade

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 winter-appropriate lemonade with the help of my bff, Cynar.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour:  The Cranberry Sauced 3-Ingredient Happy Hour:  The Cranberry Sauced

Happy Friday, my lushes, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I’m leaning into the holiday spirit with one of the real heroes of Thanksgiving: jellied cranberry sauce.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Hanky Panky 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Hanky Panky

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 going to be drinking my favorite cocktail to come out of American Bar in London, the Hanky Panky.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Lime Leaf G&T 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Lime Leaf G&T

Happy (much-needed) 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 very small modification to the beloved Gin & Tonic.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Polarizing Pickletini 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Polarizing Pickletini

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are featuring a bracing and briny favorite of mine that I have been sipping on for years: the polarizing Pickletini.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Classic, Boozy Vesper 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Classic, Boozy Vesper

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This weekend we’re going to be sipping on a classic cocktail that is, at its core, just a glass of clear, cold, alcohol: the Vesper martini.

Have a DIY Gin & Tonic Bar at Your Next Party Have a DIY Gin & Tonic Bar at Your Next Party

What’s better than serving gin and tonics at a party? Having a whole gin and tonic bar, that’s what. A few weeks ago I went to an event for Beefeater in San Francisco. They had your traditional bar there, with a bartender mixing up fancy cocktails. There was also a DIY Gin & Tonic bar. You could ask the bartender for…

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Bee's Knees

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I want to talk about a sweet and sour, classic cocktail that’s perfect for refined patio sipping: the Bee’s Knees.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Morning Martini

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I want to talk morning beverages, specifically morning gin.

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