No Serious Eats recipe or story would be complete without photos. They help us understand just how thick our ramen noodles should be, and decide what kind of crust we’re going for on our fried chicken (craggy, always craggy). But our favorite photos aren’t just […]
Month: December 2018
[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] I still remember the first time John McCarthy made me a drink. I was meeting my then-boss, now-friend, and go-to cocktail resource, Carey Jones, at a lounge where her newish boyfriend was bartending. She’d been talking up their drinks for a couple […]
While we love an Aperol spritz or good old Prosecco-plus-St-Germain, you might want something a bit warmer and richer in a holiday sparkling drink. Gently sweet, jammy ruby port, pomegranate juice, and bubbles are a gorgeous combination, and the drink comes together in seconds. The result almost reminds us of the sparkling red wine Lambrusco.
Reprinted with permission from Be Your Own Bartender: A Surefire Guide to Finding (and Making) Your Perfect Cocktail by Carey Jones and John McCarthy, copyright © 2018. Published by Countryman Press.
[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] A riff on a classic Sidecar, this drink uses the grapefruit liqueur pamplemousse to make an even brighter, livelier twist on the original mix of cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon. It couldn’t be easier to make for parties; multiply each ingredient by […]
1. Combine brown sugar, egg yolks, salt, and baking soda in a 3-quart stainless steel saucier, then whisk in cookie crumbs, cream, and milk. Cook over medium-low heat for a few minutes, until warm to the touch. Increase heat to medium, stirring and scraping constantly […]
[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] When I was still in culinary school, a classmate and I drove across two states for a scoop of Festivus Ice Cream—a now-retired Ben & Jerry’s flavor made up of brown sugar cinnamon ice cream, gingerbread chunks, and a caramel swirl. Or […]
Light like a highball, but hearty and warming, party-friendly yet sophisticated, this cocktail is so classy that it’s hard to believe it’s nothing more than bourbon, ginger beer, and hard cider poured over ice, with a dash of bitters. Use a cider that’s on the drier side; Austin Eastciders is a widely available favorite.
[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Daniel Shumski] More Breakfast Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious. I grew up in a small family and have never had much practice cooking breakfast for more than a couple of people. If you […]