Wine recommendations, beer tips, and the best cocktails to kick off your evening.
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Apple brandy meets Negroni.
A smooth and butterscotch-y tequila cocktail.
A lighter, mellower Negroni, made with Aperol and Lillet.
A Negroni, in sour form.
Intense warm spices give this Negroni variation extra depth.
Americano meets Paloma.
Fizzy, sweet-tart, and bitter.
If you like Old Fashioneds, you're going to love this orange-and-spice variation.
You'll be cool as a cucumber sipping this vodka drink.
The best easy drink you'll make all summer.
Bright, briny, and refreshing, with a delicate touch of smoke.
Pineapple + cumin + gin = vacation in a glass.
A complex whiskey sour, packed with flavor from rich grapefruit liqueur.
Salty-smooth and crisp: an extra-dirty take on the traditional martini.
A chocolaty, smooth, and deep three-ingredient cocktail.
Rich hot cocoa gets a boozy, herbal touch with bittersweet Italian amaro and Angostura-spiced whipped cream.
A bold, tangy drink gussied up with ruby-red pomegranate and festive sparkling wine.
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This prep-ahead cocktail is a little tart, a little sweet, a little bitter, and full of herbal flavors.
Juicy apples meet bubbly Prosecco, rich sherry, and sweet orange liqueur in this cocktail.
This fizzy Italian red is wonderful with food.
An earthy and cinnamon-y mezcal drink, made with Aperol and fresh lemon.
Orange marmalade's burnt-caramel flavors enrich this citrusy vodka sour.
A savory spin on the martini.
This drink has a touch of chamomile brightened by tangy tangerine juice and white balsamic vinegar.
The caramel depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this gin drink.
Tart and fruity Flanders red ale and dark, creamy stout make a rich and satisfying two-ingredient cocktail.
A potent mix of applejack, tangy grenadine, and lemon juice flavored with a dash of Peychaud's bitters.
This equal-parts drink, made with cognac, Old Tom gin, and sweet vermouth, is luscious and smooth, with a little candied-orange sweetness.
A little bitter, a little bubbly.
This classic twist on a Negroni adds in some absinthe to bring great herbal and light anise flavor that lingers in the background.
In this tiki-inspired cocktail, a full ounce of bitters plays the starring role.
This rum and Cynar cocktail comes in exotic and sweet, and leaves you dark and bitter.
Ditch the box of chocolates this year and drink this spiced cacao-nib-and-toasted-almond-infused cocktail instead.
The delicate aroma of roses is the star in this variation on a Gin Fizz cocktail.
The tiki classic gets a sparkling makeover with Prosecco and tropical fruit–infused rum.
Crisp, clean white wines are the classic pairing, but you have other options.
A few things to consider when you're pairing beer and your after-dinner bites.
Scotch, rum, tequila, and liqueurs can all be good with chocolate.
What better way to woo your sweetest than a multi-course meal paired with beer?
Dry red wine and chocolate do not go together. Here's what to drink instead.