Let's talk about how October went. The bad news: rainy weather, a chill in the air, and the sense that you really need to walk around wrapped in a fuzzy blanket to make it through. On the plus side: hot toddies! And excellent tea, and good coffee, and a nip of Scotch when nothing else will do the trick.
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This past month, we kept sipping the refreshing drinks of summer: cherry-lime rickeys, margaritas, and crisp, thirst-quenching beers. But we also declared it time to break out the bourbon and get started with our fall drinkin'.
This month we went off-menu at Mister Softee (if you haven't yet tried asking for them to add a fresh banana to your vanilla shake, you're welcome), sampled vibrant magenta prickly pear wine, and cut through the late-summer heat with Suze, a tasty French apéritif.
Frozen beverages are our best friends these days. Humidity: not so much. Gin and mint and ice? Oh, yeah. Rum? Give it to us in slushie form.
The Serious Eats team downed some fantastic drinks in June, including frozen Negroni slushies, raw milk fresh from the farm, sparkling summery cocktails, and more.
This month, we tasted sherry straight from the barrel in Spain, found an awesome milkshake, discovered a new favorite amaro, sipped an great Mexican craft beer, and started experimenting with a clever wine-saving tool.
Every month the Serious Eats crew scouts out the best stuff to drink: newly released beers, cool new cocktails, spirits you should know about, and favorite recipes for refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Here are the sips we're most excited to share.
Our team tends to drink internationally: this month we enjoyed amazing gin from Spain, incredible fortified wine from Italy, fresh sake brewed in Portland, delicious beer made with salt in Germany, and tequila straight from the source in Mexico.
February is coming to a close, and we're ok with that. All the rain, sleet, and snow had us traveling to warmer climes (or at least drinking like we'd left town.) And the drinks were a bit unusual, using ingredients like spinach, galangal, and persimmons alongside old faves like bourbon.
Drynuary? Not here. While we did drink our share of smoothies and juices this month, we also made our way through more than a few cocktails at home and out on the town, plus some stellar beer and wine.
December is something of a heavy-drinking month, with office parties and friends' festivities, family dinners and escaping-from-the-family bar visits. And we lucked into some delicious sips along the way.
Our editors and contributors share the best milkshakes, beer, cocktails, cider, and wine they drank this past month.
This month, we prepared for the upcoming Thanksgiving season by tasting around one hundred wines, celebrated Cider Week and cocktail festivals, and the East Coast office took Serious Eats Overlord Ed out for a flaming Tiki drink. He liked it.