Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is sugar and water that have been simmered to dissolve the sugar. Drizzle it in drinks, ice tea, and lemonade for a grit-free drink.

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Ruby Sangria

Ruby Sangria

The official Spanish summer sipper. And, for those who don’t care for sodden, wimped-out fruit mush, a nifty little party trick at no extra charge.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
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Mint Mojito

Mexican Mojito

Inspired by its Cuban cousin, this Mexican mojito (of sorts is sexy and suave thanks to a smooooooth tequila.

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Martinez

Martinez

The martinez–a mix of gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters–is a subtle, spicy cocktail that’s perfectly blended and balanced.

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Gimlet

Gimlet

The gimlet is a cocktail that has caused much disagreement. Fresh lime juice, bottled, or, in this case, a combination of both? A great year-round drink.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
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Glogg Aquavit

Glögg

From the beginning of December on through the New Year, glogg–a spiced wine–is served in Swedish homes on festive occasions or when visitors drop by.

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  • 25 M
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Lemon-Herbsaint Poppers

Leave it to New Orleans to create a liquor to replace absinthe. These boozy jellied shots are redolent of their namesake citrus and anise-flavored absinthe alternative.

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Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Here the classic daisy cocktail, a concoction of juice, champagne, and grenadine, is dressed up with ginger liqueur for a festive holiday starter.

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Fall Spice Cordial

Fall Spice Cordial

The smoky sweet heat of chipotle infuses bourbon in this fall cordial, as does orange and vanilla. Pass us some, please.

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Fiery Almond

Mad Martinis (Not!)

Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.

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Catalina Citrus Sun Tea

Catalina Citrus Sun Tea

This citrus sun tea is made from black tea, mint, fresh citrus juice, orange segments, and lots of bright sun. A simple recipe the kids will love to make.

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  • 10 M
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Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Simple, classic Italian coffee fare. Nothing is quite as satisfying after a meal as a good cup of cappuccino. Authentic.

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Greek-Style Frappe

Greek-Style Frappe

This frothy Greek Frappe–coffee, sugar, and evaporated milk–is a favorite of the Greek and non-Greek alike. Shaking lends the froth to the frappe.

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