Tag Archives: Cooking

• You no longer have to live without these: Beer Jelly Bellies

You no longer have to live without these: Beer Jelly Bellies

If there’s one thing that Jelly Belly is good at (besides feeding our sugar addictions) is putting unexpectedly accurate flavors into their candies. Yes, these jelly beans taste just like draft beer. Sadly, they’re non-alcoholic.

• Top 10 Wedding Drinks Trends To Use For Any Party

Top 10 Wedding Drinks Trends To Use For Any Party

The average couple will make hundreds of decisions in planning their big day, but none is more important than the drinks they choose to serve their guests, some might say. With pre-meal arrival drinks, drinks at the table and then drinks at the bar, there is plenty to consider when selecting, and serving, the perfect drinks to […]

• Jamie Oliver Launches Cocktail Channel

Jamie Oliver Launches Cocktail Channel

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has partnered with Bacardi to launch Drinks Tube, a youtube channel dedicated to teaching the viewer how to make craft cocktails at home. Oliver is already associated with Food Tube, a youtube-based cooking channel, and Drink Tube is set to follow the same mold, offering how-to videos from Oliver and a […]

• Get Your Margarita On! Here Are 10 Great Recipes

Get Your Margarita On! Here Are 10 Great Recipes

These fabulous recipes include classic margaritas, mango margaritas and pomegranate margaritas.  Try them all and report back! #1 Pear-Cilantro Margarita Ice 1 ounce reposado tequila 1 ounce pear nectar or juice 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro, plus 1 small cilantro sprig for […]

• Make Your Own Genius Grenadine (Easy!) For Your Cocktails

Make Your Own Genius Grenadine (Easy!) For Your Cocktails

A wholesome, 4-ingredient DIY grenadine for better drinks at home — plus a gutsy technique for juicing a pomegranate without seeding first. “I bet just about every one of us has happy childhood memories of Shirley Temples; of sweet, sharp fizz and glee; of feeling both childish and adult; of coveting cherries. There were never […]

• 10 Spring Cocktails. Yes, Spring’s right around the corner. Believe.

10 Spring Cocktails. Yes, Spring’s right around the corner. Believe.

Baby, it’s cold outside. Instead of thinking about winter chill, let’s look ahead to warmer weather and delicious spring cocktails! 1. Stone Fruit and Ginger Sangria – Lots of yummy stone fruits are in season in spring, so use what’s fresh: apricots and cherries would work beautifully in this recipe. 2. Sweet Orange Rosemary Shrub […]

• Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that’ll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, […]

• Holiday Cocktails: Shaken, Not Stirred

Holiday Cocktails: Shaken, Not Stirred

‘Tis the season for entertaining, and festive cocktails are in fashion for gatherings large and small. This season, shake things up a bit. Trade in the punch bowl for a cocktail shaker and serve up some easy, fun and delicious egg-based cocktails for guests. Eggnog is a must-have for the season, and most everyone agrees […]

• Ladies, What Does Your Choice of Cocktail Say About You?

Ladies, What Does Your Choice of Cocktail Say About You?

Ladies, What Does Your Choice of Cocktail Say About You? Just like your clothing, car and choice of home décor, the cocktail you order can say a lot about your personality – or at least the personality you’re trying to convey. And whilst it would be a huge generalization to say that a drink can […]

• Cocktails the MIT way: High-tech and physics-charged

Cocktails the MIT way: High-tech and physics-charged

Even the folks at MIT need to blow off a little steam now and again. But as it turns out, hitting the bar doesn’t necissarily mean that an engineer stops being an engineer. A recent collaboration between chefs, engineers and scientists over at MIT has resulted in some fantasic new ways to get your drink […]

• Decanting Wine In A Blender. You Heard Right.

Decanting Wine In A Blender. You Heard Right.

Don’t blame me. Blame Nathan Myhrvold. Last year, the chef and former Microsoft chief technology officer released “Modernist Cuisine at Home” (The Cooking Lab; $140; 456 pages), a scientific cooking tome that teaches intrepid home cooks to emulsify and sous vide in the comfort of their own kitchens. In it, Myhrvold declares that the best […]

• Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

The cause of your worst college hangovers has grown up and graduated to the cocktail menu. Jägermeister. Ooof. Just reading the word will no doubt conjure up images of dive bars, messy shots and not a few painful mornings-after. These, of course, are why you no longer partake. But while you were off advancing your […]

• Happy National Rum Day! Here’re 10 Cocktails For You…

Happy National Rum Day! Here’re 10 Cocktails For You…

Today is National Rum Day in the United States — the kind of holiday that shouldn’t just be limited to America. So we thought we’d help make National Rum Day an International Rum Day, by offering a list of 10 terrific rum recipes from all over the Caribbean (and one from the US). So take a […]

• To make this cocktail, borrow an idea from the Colonists

To make this cocktail, borrow an idea from the Colonists

History is a curious cycle indeed. Throughout time, figuring out how to procure enough to eat and drink was our chief concern. Then, once we had it, making sure it didn’t spoil presented a new set of challenges. Now in a time of abundance, refrigeration has changed the dynamic. Still, we’re drawn to the allure […]

• Whoa. 80-proof alcoholic drink made from used coffee grounds

Whoa. 80-proof alcoholic drink made from used coffee grounds

Now you can get a new kind of buzz from coffee. Researchers have found a way to turn used coffee grounds into an alcoholic beverage. In recent years, the industry of distilled spirits has put out a call for new beverages with different flavors created from unusual raw materials. To answer this call, some scientists […]