Latest from M. Carrie Allan

Highballs and other fizzy cocktails to temper the summer heat

A highball is a spirit lengthened with a bubbly, nonalcoholic mixer — a civilized, relatively low-ABV drink that's easy to riff on.

August 18, 2022

A Dirty Shirley cocktail recipe — if you just have to try one

Be advised: This adult cocktail, which plays off of the nonalcoholic Shirley Temple mocktail, is cloyingly sweet.

July 22, 2022

Dirty Shirley as the drink of the summer? Surely, you can’t be serious.

The Dirty Shirley is like the sweetest soda imaginable, and the vodka disappears in the drink.

July 22, 2022

A frozen cocktail formula for foolproof margaritas, daiquiris and more

The ratio for two drinks is 10:5:2:2. That’s 10 ounces of ice, 5 ounces of spirit, 2 ounces of sour and 2 ounces of very sweet.

June 23, 2022

This classic frozen margarita recipe hits all the right notes

Chill your ingredients, your glasses and your blender pitcher before making this slushy cocktail.

June 23, 2022

Make sexy, smoky cocktails with grilled citrus, pineapple and more

For grilled fruit cocktails, try charring lemons, grapefruit and pineapple for richer and smokier juices.

May 20, 2022

Cherry blossom cocktails channel the flavor and promise of spring

The best cherry blossom drinks go right to the plant, with gin and sake as a base.

April 1, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day cocktails with Irish whiskey mean that neon green beer is out of luck

“Paddy Drinks: The World of Modern Irish Whiskey Cocktails” features cocktails from the team at the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog in New York.

March 11, 2022

Spicy sorrel is a tropical Christmas drink that makes a cozy Valentine, too

For those in cooler climes, warming sorrel with butter makes it perfect for winter.

February 3, 2022

An Italian orange syrup gives this nonalcoholic cocktail depth and balance

From pioneer Derek Brown, the NA Getaway cocktail is the zero-proof version of his most popular creation.

January 14, 2022