Beverages

Best Cold Pressed Juice

Real Simple staffers tested more than fifty blends—these picks were especially fresh, balanced, and satisfying.

How to Pour the Perfect Pint

In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, we hooked up with Guinness Brewery Ambassador Chris McClellan to learn how to pour the perfect pint. We’ll start with the details for pulling from the tap, just in case you find yourself behind the bar come March 17th. There are six parts to the perfect pour.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

It’s the best part of waking up, but there are a million ways to brew it. Here, 2012 U.S. Barista Champion Katie Carguilo, from Counter Culture Coffee’s training center, in New York City, spills the beans on her choice method.

How to Make a Classic Margarita

Start by mastering this classic recipe, then experiment with adding spices, fresh herbs, or even fruit.

We Tried Dunkin’ Donuts’ New Line of Bottled Coffees

It embodies everything we love about their in-store iced coffee.

Twenty-Seventeeni Cocktail

This holiday season we’re serving up a cocktail so easy and so refreshing, you can even make it when you’re three sheets to the wind (but please drink responsibly). This drink is inspired by an aperitivo that food director Dawn Perry used to make during her days plating desserts as a young pastry cook in San Francisco. Meet the Twenty-Seventeeni, a simple combination of tart sorbet, vodka, and sparkling wine. We like to pair it with orange, raspberry, and coconut sorbets but feel free to play around with your favorite flavors: mango or passion fruit, perhaps? Then you’ll want to kick it up a bit with a splash of vodka—its neutral flavor won’t compete with the sorbet or the champagne. About those bubbles: don’t feel beholden to Champers. There are excellent inexpensive bottles of Prosecco (Italian) and Cava (Spanish) available in most wine shops and liquor stores. We invite you to enjoy the Twenty-Seventeeni this New Year’s Eve and all year long. Wishing you a wonderful new year full of bubbles, sparklers, and fun.