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Where Do Cocktail Prices Come From?

Roger Kamholz 18 comments

The mixed drinks at one bar might be double what they cost at another cocktail-conscious watering hole. How are cocktail prices determined, and what goes into setting the prices for a full cocktail menu? More

Finally, a Tool for Making Totally Clear Ice Spheres

Kevin Liu 28 comments

Are ice balls better in cocktails than standard kitchen cubes? Does clear ice melt slower than cloudy ice? In order test out the fancy new Wintersmiths iceballer, I looked further into all of these questions. More

A More Complex Scotch and Soda: Zucca Sprezzatura

Elana Lepkowski 1 comment

The slightly smoky side of Zucca makes it a perfect companion to Scotch in this delicious cocktail made fizzy with bitter lemon soda. More

Zucca Sprezzatura (Amaro and Scotch Highball)

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, or 'Zucca' for short, leans toward the sweeter end of the bitter amaro spectrum, with a slightly smoky, earthy flavor that is the perfect companion for a little Scotch in this refreshing cocktail. More

New Standout Bitters to Add to Your Home Bar

Michael Dietsch 1 comment

From your traditional cherry and orange bitters to more esoteric styles such as hop and fig, here are some new cocktail bitters to seek out. More

8 Delicious Drinks to Make During Berry Season

The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

Work some berries into your happy hour repertoire. More

All Berry, No Seeds: The Secret to a Great Raspberry Spritz

Elana Lepkowski 1 comment

One of the best parts about late spring/early summer: berry season. One of the worst parts about berry season: picking seeds out of your teeth. More

Raspberry Spritz

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski 1 comment

This low-alcohol cocktail allows you to capture the essence of raspberries without all those little seeds. More

The Best Way to Store Vermouth

Kevin Liu 27 comments

Should you put your vermouth in the fridge? Should you try using a wine-saver system or rebottling into smaller bottles? I put a few vermouth-storage methods to the test to figure out the best way to make that bottle last. More

What to Drink on July 4th

The Serious Eats Team Post a comment

This Independence Day, you're going to throw the best party ever. We're certain of it—you'll cook awesome burgers on the grill and whip up some excellent sides. All that's left is finding something refreshing to wash it all down. More

The 10 Best Budget Rums

Michael Dietsch 23 comments

Rum is a category of spirits that offers many wonderful values—bottles that taste like they should cost way more than they actually do. You can very easily find great rums, both white and dark, under $20, and today, I'll introduce you to a few of my favorites. More

10 Absinthes You Should Be Drinking

Emma Janzen 16 comments

Some of the best absinthes out on the market today, from traditional-style bottlings from France to boundary-pushing expressions made in the States. More

Where to Drink Outdoors in New York City, 2014 Edition

The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

Rooftop bars, low-key gardens, people-watching patios—whatever your inclination (and whatever your drink), we've got you covered in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. More

Why You Should Buy Tanqueray's New Old Tom Gin

Andrew Strenio 16 comments

This week, Tanqueray drinkers will find a new bottling on the shelf next to the familiar green bottle of London Dry: the distillery's spin on an Old Tom Gin, a once-extinct liquor that's poised to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight again. It's delicious stuff. Here's a bit more on Old Tom (and how to use it in cocktails.) More

Gin Daisy

Serious Eats Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

This gin cocktail is bright and tart, with delicate herbal and berry flavors and a pale pink color. More

Ampersand Cocktail

Serious Eats Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

This equal-parts drink, made with cognac, Old Tom gin, and sweet vermouth, is luscious and smooth, with a little candied-orange sweetness and a touch of vanilla. More

The Bloody Mary: The History and Science of an Oddball Classic

Kevin Liu 23 comments

The Bloody Mary isn't much like most classic cocktails. Today, we delve into this classic brunch drink's history and figure out whether you should really use it as a vehicle for cheap vodka. Got a hangover to cure? Read on... More

Your Blender's Highest Purpose: Frozen Negronis at Home

Elana Lepkowski 4 comments

Sometimes a cocktail over ice just doesn't cut it. Sometimes, when the sun is blinding you, and you're shaking hot sand out of unusual places, you want something as close to frozen as possible. What you need, my friend, is a Frozen Negroni. More

Watermelon White Negroni Slushie

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski 1 comment

Skip sugary frozen fruit drinks this summer, and try this chilly spin on the classic Negroni cocktail. More

Frozen Negroni

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

In hot weather, you'll want to batch up this sophisticated frozen cocktail. More

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