Latest from M. Carrie Allan

As more Americans embrace bitter flavors, domestic amari find a niche

Italy’s traditional bitter, herbal amari got trendy - and American makers now offer a list of fascinating and fun amaro liqueurs and cocktail essentials.

May 18, 2023

The spicy margarita is everything we want in a warm-weather drink

Adding spice to a margarita should be an exercise in balance and restraint, not an extreme-sport challenge.

April 20, 2023

The dirty martini has a reputation, but it cleans up nice

A cocktail that once carried a lot of subtext is now getting a makeover, with a lot more thought and a lot less grease.

March 23, 2023

Flaming coffee cocktails make for a delicious spectacle

Setting coffee cocktails on fire adds all sorts of flavor, bringing out vanilla notes, mellowing harshness and caramelizing sugars. But mostly it looks cool.

February 23, 2023

A hot toddy won’t cure your cold, but it will warm your spirits

An offering of three delicious toddy recipes, including a classic one.

January 26, 2023

In a new cocktail book, New Orleans has a Cure for what ails you

'Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Em' is gorgeous new cocktail book from the renowned Crescent City bar.

December 15, 2022

Make this meringue-topped citrus punch for a festive holiday party

The gin-based punch is enlivened with citrus from fresh juice and neon-orange Aperol, a bittersweet Italian orange liqueur.

December 9, 2022

Can’t decide on a cocktail? Give our drink generator a shake.

Our cocktail generator lets you search for something bubbly and refreshing, or spirit-forward, or bright and fruity. It's got nonalcoholic options, too.

November 3, 2022

You don’t need fancy cocktail glasses to make great drinks

You need a just few glasses to get started.

October 21, 2022

New to making cocktails at home? Let us help get you started.

Cocktail recipes and home bar tips to up your entertaining possibilities.

October 18, 2022