Bitters are the salt and pepper of cocktails. They can emphasize certain flavor profiles, and take a drink from humdrum to complex. While there is a long and growing list of commercial options out there, one of the best ways to get to know bitters is by making your own. Bitters, at their most basic, […]
It’s summertime, which means we’re entertaining every weekend and on the lookout for easy, delicious recipes that make our guests ooh and aah. This week, I decided to try out a recipe I usually associate with holiday season, but is also the perfect capstone for a cookout or picnic. Around the December holiday season, Italian pastries would […]
If rosé is ”summer water,” sangria has got to be summer’s ”juice.” On hot summer days, there’s nothing quite as thirst-quenching as a glass of juicy, fruity, and extra-boozy sangria. With tons of sangria recipes out there, finding that perfect summer recipe can certainly be a challenge — until now.
Gazpacho isn’t one of those “craving” sorts of dishes. It’s rare to hear a friend bemoan, “Oh man, I could really use some gazpacho right now.” And yet gazpacho is an ideal summer party food. It involves no cooking, you can make a big batch in minutes, and yes, you can spike it.
Nothing conveys southern comfort like homemade Pimento cheese. This cheesy, southern classic is the the perfect snack for when the craving for something savory strikes. Best of all, this mouthwatering, cheese-filled recipe doubles as both a dip and a spread. Simply serve with your favorite fresh cut veggies and crackers, or spread on sliced bread […]
Craving the savory smokiness that comes from a home cooked brisket, but don’t have the grill to prepare it on? No problem! This super simple BBQ Brisket Without the Smoker recipe is the answer to all of your grilling-without-the-grill needs. Prepare a juicy, mouthwatering brisket in minutes, slathered in a sweet and smoky homemade barbecue […]
The Kentucky Derby is around the corner. There you’ll find that the whiff of horses is always accompanied by the scent of mint, because if you’re at the Derby, you’re never far from a Mint Julep! We made this classic cocktail here at VinePair to show you how it’s done — it’s really very simple. […]
If you love French press coffee and craft cocktails, then you’ve been making the latter all wrong. French press cocktails will change the way you think about mixing drinks. I first realized I’d been using a French press all wrong at a press event hosted by TWIST by Pinch, the craft cocktail division of Pinch Food […]
One of the universal experiences of 21st century life is busyness. What with trying to keep up with work, exercise, friends, and family, it sometimes feels like we hardly have time for our significant others. And then, when one of you finally puts your foot down and sets up a date night, your weeks of […]