10 Gifts For The Coffee, Cocktail And Wine Geek In Your Life

Smart buys that give the gift of...drink
Feb 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Whether he or she is more likely to be found sipping pomegranate oolong sweetened with raw honey or drooling fanatically over a four-inch-thick wine list, the way to your valentine’s heart is actually through the esophagus rather than the stomach. That might not seem terribly romantic, but trust us — the gifts on this list are bound to please the drink geek in your life.

Money Tree Cocktail Recipe

A new cocktail to pair with Asian dishes
Jan 9, 2015 2:00 pm
Photo: Michael Tulipan

As Asian cuisines continue to make great strides in the US, it’s important to consider what we’re drinking with these often strong flavors. At Fung Tu in NYC’s LES, beverage director Jason Wagner pushes the boundaries far beyond the typical white wine or even lychee martinis pairings we've come to expect. Knowing that Chinese cuisine needs acidity as a contrast, both chef and Jason looked to reinvent the unique flavors found in Shaoxing rice wine as an underlying basis for the drinks menu. 

Hocus Pocus Cocktail Recipe

A drink with sherry and spice and everything nice
Dec 19, 2014 4:00 pm

Ada Coleman's original Hanky Panky cocktail was made with equal parts gin and sweet vermouth with a hint of Fernet Branca, and this updated version provides a rounder and richer experience, fit for the colder winter months. This new combination of chile, cumin, cinnamon and chocolate flavors, balances the Hocus Pocus perfectly for a more sophisticated holiday drinking experience. 

Bar Urbo's Canadian Daiquiri Cocktail

Classing up Times Square involves layers of booze
Sep 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Touristy Times Square now has an excellent drinking destination: Urbo. The multi-faceted restaurant, coffee shop and bar offers a no-nonsense list of drinks forged by Jan Warren, head bartender of the reputable Dutch Kills in Queens. Here's the recipe for his Canadian Daiquiri, your new favorite fall cocktail. 

10 Stories From FR's Recent Frozen Drinks Week

Recipes, gear, mixing tips. All that brain freeze!
Jul 12, 2013 1:01 pm

We’re wrapping up our first Frozen Drinks Week on Food Republic. Wasn’t it hot this week? Hope we were able to cool you off a bit with our recipes (did you check out the frozen Dark ‘n Stormy?) mixing tips (remember, too much booze in a spiked popsicle means you’ve got a sad, melty popsicle), gear reviews and stories from the bottom of the blender.

Essential Oil Water Is Our New Favorite D.I.Y. Water. Yes, You Read That Right.

Lemongrass-grapefruit water at the beach? Hell yes.
Jun 6, 2013 10:01 am

Ever since I posted my easy citrus-flavored seltzer hack, I've been on a bender making great-tasting zero-calorie summer drinks. I get that you don't have to be seen in a bikini, but I do. Besides, more water's good for everyone, especially during bikini season, so I found a way to make water taste better that isn't adding fruit or a lemon slice.

Easy Avocado Shake Recipe

An easy recipe for a sweet Filipino avocado shake
Apr 6, 2013 2:01 pm
photo: Tristan Kenney on Flickr

Nobody does noodles, chicharrón and shaved ice like East Village Filipino gastropub Jeepney. Chef and co-owner Tomas Delos Reyes shared his simple recipe for avocado shakes, a spring/summer treat that needs little more than a ripe avocado and a moment of your time. 

8 Cocktails That Remind Us That Spring Has Officially Sprung

The dark spirits can take is easy for a bit
Mar 22, 2013 2:02 pm

Hey, guess what? Spring started yesterday. That’s right, you can stop complaining about winter right about now. Spring also means that it’s time to push those dark spirits aside (don't worry, just a little bit). It's more refreshing tipples. Because sunshine and warm weather calls for citrus, gin and — hell, man — maybe even a Pimm’s Cup.


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