Wine recommendations, beer tips, and the best cocktails to kick off your evening.
The caramel depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this gin drink.
An earthy and cinnamon-y mezcal drink, made with Aperol and fresh lemon.
A lighter, mellower Negroni, made with Aperol and Lillet.
If you like Old Fashioneds, you're going to love this orange-and-spice variation.
A potent mix of applejack, tangy grenadine, and lemon juice flavored with a dash of Peychaud's bitters.
You'll be cool as a cucumber sipping this vodka drink.
A slightly savory mezcal drink made with a few drops of sesame oil.
This lightly savory drink is easy to prep for a group.
Tangy hibiscus tea is steeped with rosemary, which helps to draw out the woodsy side of mezcal in this cocktail.
A Negroni, in sour form.
Rum stands in for gin in this fruity, fizzy French 75 variation.
This prep-ahead cocktail is a little tart, a little sweet, a little bitter, and full of herbal flavors.
Americano meets Paloma.
Salty-smooth and crisp: an extra-dirty take on the traditional martini.
A flexible, refreshing pitcher drink.
This classic twist on a Negroni adds in some absinthe to bring great herbal and light anise flavor that lingers in the background.
A smooth and butterscotch-y tequila cocktail.
Rich browned butter gives this classic cocktail a nutty twist.
Bright, briny, and refreshing, with a delicate touch of smoke.
Gimlet, meet Negroni.
The holidays, distilled into a single glass...with alcohol.
Grapefruit beer delivers the sparkle.
A softly frothy drink with mezcal, pomegranate, and harissa.
A complex whiskey sour, packed with flavor from rich grapefruit liqueur.
A savory spin on the martini.
Intense warm spices give this Negroni variation extra depth.
A little bitter, a little bubbly.
Fizzy, sweet-tart, and bitter.
Pineapple + cumin + gin = vacation in a glass.
The tiki classic gets a sparkling makeover with Prosecco and tropical fruit–infused rum.
Ditch the box of chocolates this year and drink this spiced cacao-nib-and-toasted-almond-infused cocktail instead.
The best easy drink you'll make all summer.
Sweet-tart, nutty, and not too boozy.
Apple brandy meets Negroni.
The perfect partner for cocktail-party nibbles.
In this tiki-inspired cocktail, a full ounce of bitters plays the starring role.
A bold, tangy drink gussied up with ruby-red pomegranate and festive sparkling wine.
Orange marmalade's burnt-caramel flavors enrich this citrusy vodka sour.
Bright, bubbly, and ruby-red: a perfect party drink for the holidays.
This rum and Cynar cocktail comes in exotic and sweet, and leaves you dark and bitter.
This drink has a touch of chamomile brightened by tangy tangerine juice and white balsamic vinegar.
Rich hot cocoa gets a boozy, herbal touch with bittersweet Italian amaro and Angostura-spiced whipped cream.
Tart and fruity Flanders red ale and dark, creamy stout make a rich and satisfying two-ingredient cocktail.
Juicy apples meet bubbly Prosecco, rich sherry, and sweet orange liqueur in this cocktail.
This equal-parts drink, made with cognac, Old Tom gin, and sweet vermouth, is luscious and smooth, with a little candied-orange sweetness.
A chocolaty, smooth, and deep three-ingredient cocktail.
The delicate aroma of roses is the star in this variation on a Gin Fizz cocktail.