This smoothie satisfies all my not-too-sweet breakfast desires with a spicy kick of jalapeño, creamy avocado, a hearty helping of greens, and some tropical flavors to round things out. The end result is a slightly-tart, veggie-packed, green smoothie that doesn't taste too 'green.'
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I've paired pumpkin with a natural fall partner: apple cider vinegar. The flavors are pumpkiny with a hint of cinnamon and ginger to very gently remind you of pie season, without hitting you over the head with the Pumpkin Pie Spice flavors that are so common at this time of year.
A lightly-spiked take on the classic Almond Joy candy bar in milkshake form. Toasted coconut flakes and rich coconut cream add tropical flavor, while amaretto liqueur adds sweetness and a little bit of booze.
This extra-thick milkshake has all the flavors of a classic Snickers bar: caramel, chocolate, and peanuts. Unsweetened cocoa powder works to add a punch of chocolate flavor without amping up the sippable dessert's sweetness.
Smooth peanut butter and butter pecan ice cream create layers of nutty flavor in this sweet, salty take on the classic peanut butter cup.
This cocktail is an apple orchard in a glass, bursting with three layers of apple flavor from fresh sweet cider, 100-proof apple brandy, and fizzy hard cider.
Cool cucumbers and herbal Green Chartreuse make for a savory, intriguing spin on the frozen daiquiri that's wonderfully refreshing.
The Mexican street-cart staple of juicy fruit, lime, and chili powder is transformed into a refreshing cocktail (with just a hint of spice).
This drink, chilled down with a bottle of Duvel, will knock a couple of degrees off a hot day's temperature.
Suze is a French aperitif with a delicately bitter gentian root flavor. Its mild sweetness and hints of citrus and wildflowers make it a wonderful partner for sparkling wine, especially with the addition of a little elderflower liqueur.
This shake has a generous amount of goat cheese, layers of flavor, and is topped off with a few big turns of freshly ground black pepper for a perfect savory finish.
Figs and balsamic vinegar are a classic pairing, and make a remarkably delicious soda.
Eating a fresh fig straight from the tree is one of life's singular pleasures, but getting that amazing fig flavor into drinks is a bit of a challenge. The solution is to infuse a combination of slightly juicy oven-dried figs and store-bought dried figs into a simple syrup.
This bottled cocktail was inspired by the flavor of ballpark peanuts. The touch of salt works as a great balance to the sweet and savory roasted nuts, which are quickly infused in rye whiskey.
A potent mix of applejack, grenadine, and lemon juice flavored with a dash of Peychaud's bitters.
This subtly sweet vegan smoothie makes the perfect summer breakfast: ultra-creamy with a hint of grassy green tea powder, it's delicious enough to double as dessert.
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.
The balanced and decidedly tropical flavors of this friendly green smoothie are just the ticket to a relaxed state of mind.
This low-alcohol cocktail allows you to capture the essence of raspberries without all those little seeds.
Summer's the time to break out the blender for morning smoothies—the weather's hot and the fruit is ripe. Get out of your berry-and-yogurt rut with this ultra-creamy smoothie using a usually-savory ingredient: avocado.