The Best Drinks and Beverages
Want to wet your whistle? Get recommendations and tips for juices, sodas, and more, plus recipes for your own thirst-quenching concoctions.
The Best Teas
Bid adieu to strange brews. Real Simple staffers and Kiley Holliday, owner of New York City’s Bosie tea parlor, sipped 206 varieties (all bagged and from the supermarket) and found eight slam dunks.
6 Healthy Types of Tea
It’s the world’s most popular drink, next to water—and it’s steeped in health benefits. Here, what these top brews can do for you.
Stock your pantry with a few basic ingredients to create an authentic Mexican meal.
- Avocadoes: This rich, buttery fruit is a true Mexican staple. Avocado adds a Mexican flair to almost any dish, including such basics as sandwiches and salads.
- Beans, canned: Both black beans and pinto beans are go-to staples, depending on the dish and the preference of the chef. Each can be made into refried beans by buying them whole, soaking in a spice mixture, then mashing and refrying.
- Cheeses: Made in Mexico, queso Oaxaca is a white cheese ideal for quesadillas. If your local Mexican market doesn’t carry it, substitute mozzarella. Queso fresco is a soft, crumbly cheese that adds a touch of saltiness to dishes like enchiladas. Mild Feta can be substituted for it.