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.

3 Cold Brew Coffees You Need This Summer

If last year was the summer of rose wine, this year, it’s cold brew season. The cafe on your corner probably has it on tap, bartenders are mixing up cocktails made with the stuff, and cold brew and tonic water "spritzers" have become the latest coffee geek craze. Even Starbucks recently took the hipster trend mainstream. We surveyed the field to find the best new options in the cold brew universe; here are three buzz-worthy innovations.

5 Ways to Serve Lemonade

Start with the classic recipe, then try these 4 thirst-quenching variations.

7 Smoothie Ingredients Nutrition Experts Love

We asked nutritionists for their go-to, satisfying smoothie picks—and how to use them.

10 Summer White and Rosé Wines

Raise a glass to the warm weather with one of these delicious budget-friendly bottles—each $12 or under.

The Healthiest Juices

Before you sip, check out how these eight juices stack up healthwise.

7 Buzz-Worthy Coffees

Tired of your same old roast? Try one of these rich, flavorful brews.

The Best Mexican Beer

Want to know which Mexican beers to pair with your Cinco de Mayo meal? Here’s a quick primer.


Coffee Tips

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 six top brews can do for you.

Iced Tea Four Ways

Kick up a classic a notch.