Beverages and Cocktails

Manhattan

Makes 1 serving Some might say there is no better start to a classic steakhouse dinner than an ice cold Manhattan. Different bourbons or whiskeys will bring their own qualities to the finished drink, so experiment to see what you like best to create your signature cocktail. Ingredients 2 oz […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Martini

Makes 1 serving Dry martinis may have only a few drops of vermouth, while a regular martini has the full 1/2 ounce measure noted here. Be sure to ask your guests how dry they like their martinis before adding the vermouth! Ingredients 3 oz vodka or gin 1/2 oz dry […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Masala Chai

Chai is a popular Indian beverage made from black tea, milk, a sweetener, and spices. Mixtures known as chai masala may include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and peppercorns to give the drink its heady aroma. Some sugar or honey is essential to bring out all the flavors. Makes 8 servings

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Mediterranean Cooler

Makes 8 servings Look for bottled pomegranate juice the produce section of well-stocked supermarkets or health food stores. You can substitute other juices for those we recommend here. Grapefruit and cranberry juice makes a Seabreeze. Orange and cranberry makes a Madras. A modest amount of club soda gives the drink […]

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Minty Peach Iced Tea

Makes 6 servings In the heart of summer, we’re always looking for ways to use super ripe peaches that may have gotten way from us, and this quick and easy iced tea is one of the most refreshing. Adjust the sweetness depending on the sweetness of your peaches, and don’t […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Mulled Cider

Makes 8 servings Chefs note: You may be able to find pear cider to use instead of the more widely available apple cider. If possible, buy cider that has not been pasteurized for the freshest, fullest apple or pear flavor.

Beverages and Cocktails

No-Egg Nog

Makes 10 to 12 servings Ingredients 2 1/2 cups raw cashews 3 cups water 1 cup coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 1/4 cup bourbon (optional) Directions In a large covered […]

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Old Fashioned

Makes 1 serving To muddle, place the ingredients in the bottom of a mixing glass and, with the muddling stick, smash together the ingredients. Ingredients 1 orange slice 1 brandied cherry Splash simple syrup Dash of angostura bitters 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey Directions Combine the orange slice, cherry, […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Planter’s Punch

Makes 1 serving Planter’s Punch was first documented in the New York Times in 1908. The drink’s origins are unknown, but they include connections to the Planter’s Hotel in St. Louis and a planter’s wife in Jamaica. Whatever this delicious creation hails from, this drink can be enjoyed in a […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Pomegranate Gimlet

Makes 1 serving Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice. Add gin, pomegranate liqueur, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Float the lime slice on top of the cocktail before serving.