'vodka' on Serious Eats

Sip Your Kitchen Scraps: Fizzy Ginger Cocktail With Pickled Watermelon Rind

Lately I've been accumulating lots of bits and ends from my cooking: a leftover knob of ginger here, a bundle of beet and carrot tops there, and a mound of watermelon rinds left over from my first gorging session of the watermelon season. While the beet and carrot tops will eventually find their way into a stock or maybe a pesto, the inch of ginger and the watermelon rinds inspired this fizzy cocktail. More

Lady Grey

If your plans for the day involve swinging in a hammock or enjoying an outdoor brunch with friends, make a pitcher of this cocktail featuring mint, ginger, citrus, and black tea. More

Honey and Marmalade Sour

Orange marmalade may be sweet, but it also offers an underlying bitterness reminiscent of burnt caramel. Lemon juice helps the citrus sing while honey mellows the whole thing out in this intensely flavorful vodka sour. It's the kind of versatile cocktail that's equally appropriate day or night, all year round. More

Quick Drinks: Tart Cherry Cocktail

Two confessions. One: I love cocktails. Two: I am lazy. Well, lazy when it comes to making cocktails. I refuse to consider making a drink with an ingredient list that requires six new hard-to-find bottles or a consultation with a dictionary. This laziness has caused "cocktail hour" at my house to become essentially "glass-of-wine hour", which is frankly getting pretty boring. Here's a simple drink to switch things up. More

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