Gallery: Our 20 Favorite Posts from 2 Years of Serious Eats: Drinks

We Try All 127 Flavors from the Coke Freestyle Machine
We Try All 127 Flavors from the Coke Freestyle Machine
The ground rules? We had to do every member of a vertical (e.g. Coke Zero Cherry, Coke Zero Lemon...) in one go. We had to taste similar sodas in different verticals against each other (Fanta Grape vs. Sprite Grape; Diet Coke Orange vs. Caffeine-Free Diet Coke Orange) against each other. And we had to try everything, as repulsive—I'm looking at you, Sprite Zero with Vanilla—as it might sound. Read more here »
6 Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Milkshakes
6 Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Milkshakes
We learned a few lessons while creating this post. First: Thin Mints are excellent with tequila. Second: sipping and sampling, say, three variations of six spiked milkshakes in a single day might give you a bit of a stomachache. Third: making this many milkshakes takes TONS of ice cream, but it's totally worth it when you taste the perfect spiked samoa shake. Read more here »
Latte Art: How to Draw a Rosetta on Your Coffee
Latte Art: How to Draw a Rosetta on Your Coffee
Latte art has always seemed like magic to us, but coffee pro Meister walks us through the steps to making a beautiful rosetta on your latte, photographed by the incredible Alice Gao. Read more here »
3 Kale Juice Recipes We Love
3 Kale Juice Recipes We Love
Ok, sure, kale salads and kale chips...but can kale juice actually be good? The answer is yes. These juice blends, inspired by popular cocktails, are totally delicious and easy to make if you have a juicer on hand. Read more here »
The Serious Eats Guide to Tequila
The Serious Eats Guide to Tequila
This comprehensive guide from our Cocktail 101 contributor Michael Dietsch includes a little history, a little info on production, and a little controversy. If you've wondered about tequila and wanted to learn about it, this is an excellent place to start. (Check out his guides to other spirits, too!) Read more here »
The Food Lab, Drinks Edition: Is Mexican Coke Better?
The Food Lab, Drinks Edition: Is Mexican Coke Better?
Kenji's a devoted Mexican Coke drinker, but he had to wonder: is the brain just playing tricks on us? Do we just believe it's better? Is it all about the bottle? A few rounds of blind tasting helped us find out the truth. Read more here »
10 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes We Love
10 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes We Love
It's hard to turn down a bourbon cocktail, especially when it's delicious as one of these drinks, taste-tested and approved at Serious Eats Headquarters West. (It's a hard job, but someone has to do it.) Read more here »
Coffee Drinks: A Visual Glossary
Coffee Drinks: A Visual Glossary
Latte, cappuccino, and macchiato are all familiar words on the menu of our favorite coffee shops, but what do these terms really mean—and how do each of these drinks differ? Read more here »
25 DIY Cocktail Projects for Stocking Up Your Home Bar
25 DIY Cocktail Projects for Stocking Up Your Home Bar
Make your own allspice dram, ginger liqueur, triple sec, and more. It's easy (and affordable) thanks to these recipes from DIY vs. Buy columnist Marcia Simmons. Read more here »
Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Emmets Irish Cream
Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Emmets Irish Cream
We love so many of Will Gordon's posts that it's impossible to pick favorites. How about this one, where Will complains that his Bottom Shelf Research Coordinator "can't shop her way out of a paper bag..."? Read more here »
Last Minute Gift Guide for the Bottom-Shelf Drinker
Last Minute Gift Guide for the Bottom-Shelf Drinker
...or this gift guide, in which Will explains that you can "go right ahead with the magnum of Double Imperial Pappy Van Krug. Everyone with a tongue likes that stuff." But you might also want to include some Altoids, because "nobody wants to taste your unminted mouth when you're Schlitz-faced." Read more here »
Drinking the Bottom Shelf: McAfee's Benchmark No. 8 Bourbon
Drinking the Bottom Shelf: McAfee's Benchmark No. 8 Bourbon
...or this one, where Will searched for a backup bourbon and confesses his love of sharks. Read more here »
20 Three-Ingredient Cocktails To Make At Home
20 Three-Ingredient Cocktails To Make At Home
Sometimes it seems like every cocktail has eleven ingredients, two types of bitters, and a homemade infusion, but we wanted to take stock of what drinks we could make with just three bottles. Sure, there are a lot of classics we didn't include, but it's fun to see what new drinks you can make with just a few spirits and mixers. Read more here »
From Behind the Bar: When It's Time to Go Home
From Behind the Bar: When It's Time to Go Home
We'll never forget Michael Neff's tale of a customer who was so drunk he was making out with a fire extinguisher. Read more here »
From Behind the Bar: So You Want to Be a Bartender
From Behind the Bar: So You Want to Be a Bartender
Think you want to be a bartender? Michael Neff tells us how the job's not as glamorous as it might seem. Read more here »
Add Bitters To Your Soda! 12 Combos We Love
Add Bitters To Your Soda! 12 Combos We Love
An afternoon soda is surprisingly tasty with the addition of a few drops of bitters. We experimented with a bunch of different bottles (black walnut bitters, anyone?) and cans to find especially delicious combinations. Read more here »
Weird Wine Grapes: A Tale of Two Trousseaus
Weird Wine Grapes: A Tale of Two Trousseaus
In this post, Stevie Stacionis reminds us of a truth in both wine and life: "We're products of our hard-wired nature, but we also bloom where we're planted, influenced equally by the people and places that nurture us." Read more here »
How to Identify Oats, Rye, Wheat, Corn, and Rice in Your Beer
How to Identify Oats, Rye, Wheat, Corn, and Rice in Your Beer
Adjunct doesn't have to be a dirty word. Beer columnist Mike Reis teaches us about how to identify the ingredients in your beer in this cool series. Read more here »
The Serious Eats Guide to the Best Boxed Wine
The Serious Eats Guide to the Best Boxed Wine
We should all be drinking more boxed wine. The packaging makes so much sense environmentally—plus, you can leave the box open for weeks and weeks! Here are our picks for the most delicious options in this smart packaging. Read more here »
Snapshots from Austria: Steep Vineyards, Schnitzel, Ruins, and Riesling
Snapshots from Austria: Steep Vineyards, Schnitzel, Ruins, and Riesling
This favorite is more about the experience than the article—editing Drinks is fun every day, but especially amazing when it means the opportunity to visit wine regions, meet winemakers, and get to stand in the vineyards where some of our favorite wines are made. Visiting Austria and Germany last year was a dream come true.