Say the words “red sauce,” and many of us immediately conjure the smell of hearty tomato “gravy” bubbling away on grandma’s stove or in the kitchen of a favorite Italian restaurant. Whether you’re of Italian descent or not, it’s hard to argue that the fresh zing of basil and oregano, the spicy scents of veal, […]
Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort. It requires some advance planning — this isn’t the sort of parlor trick you can turn around in a day — but most of the ”work” happens without any activity or input from your end. Lemon rinds infuse high-proof vodka, giving it a […]
The pastel grip of LaCroix is inescapable. The sparkling water brand inspires endless memes, roasts, and pronunciation debates. It even made a cameo on HBO’s ”Girls,” which means LaCroix has either hit peak cultural relevance or is officially uncool. It’s one of several bubbly beverages making waves. Americans spent $2.2 billion on carbonated waters from […]
If you Instagram one meal this month, make it a beer-can chicken. Few dishes are as visually compelling as a whole bird hoisted aloft a nobly grease-stained beer can. Bronzed on the grill or in your oven, it’s a show-stopping dish that is surprisingly easy to execute.
What’s bright and bitter and loved all over? It’s the Aperol Spritz, the super Instagrammable, fizzy aperitif that’s popped up everywhere from music festivals to happy hours nationwide. Everyone’s new favorite drink isn’t exactly new, and its exploding popularity isn’t exactly an accident. Aperol was created by the Barbieri brothers in Padua, Italy in 1919.
Cold-brew coffee gets its name from a process that, unlike hot coffee, requires advance planning. Fortunately, the actual effort is minimal, and the rewards enormous. By infusing water with whole beans over an extended period of time, your coffee is rich, smooth, and notably lower in acidity. We created a visualization of our ultimate cold-brew […]
La Paloma, a tequila cocktail made with fresh lime and fizzy grapefruit soda, is a VinePair staff favorite. The drink’s origins are uncertain, though some historians credit Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner of the renowned La Capilla bar in Tequila, Jalisco. Palomas are currently enjoying a rightful renaissance across the U.S. Powered in part by […]
For those of us with a passion for spirits who like to kick it old school, cocktail books are vital. The best include ”Meehan’s Bartender Manual,” by PDT’s legendary Jim Meehan, and Mr. Harry Craddock’s ”The Savoy Cocktail Book.” Somewhere in the middle of a very extensive collection lies ”Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts.” This long-forgotten […]
Bitters are to cocktails as salt and spices are to foods. They add complexity, highlighting existing flavors and introducing new ones. But what else can you do with that bottle of boozy extract sitting on your shelf? Apparently, a whole lot. In Angostura’s home country, Trinidad and Tobago, bitters are added to all sorts of […]