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 a Classic Margarita

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

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.

Brosé (Tailgate Punch)

Watching a ferocious four-hour sports contest requires a couple of things: a comfy chair or cushion, plenty of salty snacks, and a thirst-quenching, edge-dulling beverage. But why serve plain-old beer when you could serve punch? We whipped up the biggest, easiest, most-reminiscent-of-our-junior-year-of-college-est cocktail for game days of all kinds. Change it up as you like, using lemonade or limeade, or a combination of the two. Or take the whole thing in a margarita direction with tequila, limeade, and frozen orange juice. It ain’t fancy, but it’s a winner. We recommend serving it right out of a cooler—especially if you’re parked in the lot—but if you insist, you can class it up a notch and put in a punch bowl. It’s your call.

10 Tasty Holiday Cocktails

Playing bartender has never been easier. You can whip up a batch of these spirited drinks in two shakes.

8 Big Batch Cocktails Guaranteed to Delight a Crowd

Because nothing dulls a party faster than getting stuck behind the bar.

A Unique Mulled Wine Recipe Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Want to try a fresh twist on a classic wintertime warmer? This golden, fragrant version swaps out traditional red wine for white and adds sweet pears, tart lemons, and a beautiful blend of rosemary, vanilla, and star anise.

Gifts for Girlfriends That Take the Stress Out of Shopping

Is your girlfriend a yogi, a home cook or a social butterfly? Check out these great gift ideas she’ll be thanking you for all year long.

Boyfriend Gift Ideas for Every Type of Guy

Not sure what to get the man in your life this year? Try these budget-friendly picks from our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Or, find more great gifts for everyone on your list here.

How to Pick Out the Best Bubbly

Do you really need top shelf bubbles when the clock hits midnight? Read on to find out.