If you went to a bar anywhere in America prior to the year 2000, chances are your bartender had a bottle of sour mix in their well. Sour mix was a very sweet, commercially packaged fruit juice the color of lemon-lime Gatorade. It was a pre-millennium mainstay in Whiskey Sours, Tom Collinses, and truly awful Margaritas.
With the number of health-conscious consumers on the rise, soaring popularity of low-proof beverages like the Spritz, and millennials imbibing less than previous generations, bars and bartenders are upping their zero-proof cocktail game.
There is a time and place for every drink, be it a complex creation featuring a laundry list of rare ingredients, or simple, two-bottle affair. For moments when only the latter will do, we’ve got you covered. We compiled 20 of the best two-ingredient cocktails. Gin, tequila, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, and rum are all […]
It does and does not make sense to use an Instant Pot for mulled wine. On the one hand, pressure cooking is incredibly efficient. With an Instant Pot, you can transform unremarkable supermarket wine into festive gluhwein in five-ish minutes. This is a great party trick! Besides, when patience and temperatures are plummeting, every minute […]
“The Old Fashioned is beautiful in its simplicity,” Aren Bellando, the lead bartender at SideDoor and Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Chicago, says. “It can be taught to a layman in less than a minute, but it’s consistently botched by some bartenders who have been behind the stick for years.” The trick is to treat […]
Every June, thousands of people gather in Winchester, Ky., for the annual Beer Cheese Festival. The family-friendly fest has brought out Kentucky locals and tourists around beer, music, arts and crafts, and competitions for 10 years. The spread that keeps everyone coming back? Beer cheese. Beer cheese is prevalent in the Bluegrass State. Made here […]
The Michelada is a Mexican icon. But, like many icons, ask a dozen adherents to define it and you’ll get just as many answers. If you order a Michelada in the U.S., you’ll likely receive a Mexican lager spiked with tomato juice, hot sauce, and lime. In Mexico, however, Micheladas are a diverse category of […]
The modern cocktail renaissance has resurrected scores of techniques, recipes, and ingredients. Rye, bourbon, and amari, not to mention Flips and Daiquiris, have made recent comebacks in cutting-edge cocktail bars nationwide. One of the most popular throwbacks is low-ABV, or low-alcohol-by-volume, drinks. If you’ve had an Aperol Spritz, or seen your friends Instagramming theirs, then […]
Halloween is quite possibly the greatest social event there is. What other time of year can a bunch of adults get together, don incredible costumes, and throw booze and candy into the mix? But before you get into all of that, make sure your drink is candy-appropriate. Head over to Boxed for great Halloween recipes […]