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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.

Kick Off Labor Day Weekend With a Boilermaker Kick Off Labor Day Weekend With a Boilermaker

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are kicking off the long weekend with a drink that, much like the fine workers of this country, gets the job done. I am talking about the boilermaker.

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.

Tweak Your Margarita by Switching up the Liqueur and Citrus Tweak Your Margarita by Switching up the Liqueur and Citrus

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are going to be playing around with a sweet and tart three-ingredient icon: the margarita.

Freeze Bitters Into Ice Cubes for a Drink That Evolves Freeze Bitters Into Ice Cubes for a Drink That Evolves

Bitters are basically the spices of the cocktail world, and just a few dashes or drops can round out a drink or give it a bit of depth. Dashing them right into the glass is fine (obviously), but by freezing some of the gentian-infused liquid into a big ol’ cube, you get a drink that gets a little more special as you…

Hop Into the Weekend With a Lemongrass Kangaroo Hop Into the Weekend With a Lemongrass Kangaroo

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today I would like to introduce you to the Kangaroo, which some (wrong) people refer to as “a vodka martini.”

The Aperol Spritz Is Like a Grown Up Orange Soda The Aperol Spritz Is Like a Grown Up Orange Soda

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. I have heard, and felt, that it has been hot out, so I felt like a bubbly, slightly citrusy and refreshing beverage was in order.

Make a Sparkling Pink Drink for Your Midsummer Cocktail  Make a Sparkling Pink Drink for Your Midsummer 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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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