Step Away From The Gun: 5 Very Good Tonics To Mix With Gin

Hey barkeeps! How about a bottled tonic, OK?
Feb 14, 2013 2:03 pm

Here at Food Republic, we love gin. We love when it’s made in England. We love learning fun facts about it too. But mostly, and obviously, we love drinking the stuff — in cocktails or a well-stirred gin and tonic. But it makes us super sad when the tonic is shot out of a gun. Here are five reason's we're all for the banning of guns. Soda guns.

Easy Mango Lassi Recipe

Try this easy mango lassi recipe any time of day
Dec 8, 2012 11:01 am
easy mango lassi recipe
Photo: joo0ey on Flickr

Mango is, to nobody's surprise, a very popular flavor of lassi. Others omit the fruit and add either honey and rosewater or salt and cumin as variations. While Greek yogurt is awesome and deserves every bit of hype it gets, regular, preferably homemade yogurt is the way to go here — Greek's too thick to sip through a straw, something you'll want to do. 

Hack Of The Day: Frozen Capri Sun

Convert the drink pouch of your youth into dessert
Dec 4, 2012 5:01 pm

Remember Capri-Sun? Those impossible-to-stick-a-straw-into pouches of sheer goodness? Check out this hack for making the easiest frozen dessert ever, right after the jump. Your kids will think you're a superhero. 

Hangover Lunch: Hey, Ahhmigo!

Breaking news: Weird green water helps a tiny bit
Nov 16, 2012 12:31 pm

Ahhmigo, like many beverages you can buy nowadays, boasts 64 ingredients. Rather than artificial colors, sweeteners or any of that other great stuff, those 64 things are all some form "fruits, sprouts, grasses, vegetables, flowers, medicinal mushrooms, sea plants and unique herbs." Medicinal mushrooms? Okay!

The Hagar and Helga Cocktail

A spiced autumnal cocktail with Aquavit and Sherry
Oct 5, 2012 3:01 pm

Bartender Joaquín Simo, originally of Death & Company and winner of American Bartender of the Year at this year's Tales of the Cocktail, created this drink out of a desire to find "a savory cocktail with lots of brightness to make the autumn spicy notes pop." 

6 Ways to Pimp Your Iced Coffee

Step up your iced coffee game this summer
Jun 19, 2012 9:01 am
Iced Coffee

There's more to a great iced coffee than coffee, ice and milk. Or at least there can be. Read on for 6 ways to turn that same ol' iced coffee into a cold brew with some 'tude.

Jasmine Sour Martini Recipe

An exotic way to step up your martini game
May 7, 2012 5:01 pm
Jasmine Cocktail

Visit the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India and you'll discover a haven of mixology. Bartender Gautam Shah uses local ingredients from the estate grounds to mix fresh, seasonal drinks. This sour martini highlights jasmine flowers and fresh-squeezed lemon juice for a refreshing take on an old classic. Palace or no palace, we recommend you sip this summertime drink outdoors.

Sorrel Daiquiri Recipe

Integrating fresh herbs into cocktails is the move
May 4, 2012 3:01 pm
Sorrel Cocktail
Photo: Katie Sokoler

Botanicals and alcohol have gone hand-in-hand for centuries, often in the form of infused liqueurs and administered for their "medicinal" properties. Experiencing fresh herbs in a cocktail, however, is not as often seen outside of a bartender's staple mint leaf garnish. This needs to change.


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