Every month the Serious Eats crew scouts out the best stuff to drink: newly released beers, cool new cocktails, spirits you should know about, and favorite recipes for refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Here are the sips we're most excited to share.
Our team tends to drink internationally: this month we enjoyed amazing gin from Spain, incredible fortified wine from Italy, fresh sake brewed in Portland, delicious beer made with salt in Germany, and tequila straight from the source in Mexico.
February is coming to a close, and we're ok with that. All the rain, sleet, and snow had us traveling to warmer climes (or at least drinking like we'd left town.) And the drinks were a bit unusual, using ingredients like spinach, galangal, and persimmons alongside old faves like bourbon.
Drynuary? Not here. While we did drink our share of smoothies and juices this month, we also made our way through more than a few cocktails at home and out on the town, plus some stellar beer and wine.
December is something of a heavy-drinking month, with office parties and friends' festivities, family dinners and escaping-from-the-family bar visits. And we lucked into some delicious sips along the way.
Our editors and contributors share the best milkshakes, beer, cocktails, cider, and wine they drank this past month.
This month, we prepared for the upcoming Thanksgiving season by tasting around one hundred wines, celebrated Cider Week and cocktail festivals, and the East Coast office took Serious Eats Overlord Ed out for a flaming Tiki drink. He liked it.
The best sips the SE team took this month ranged from apricot nectar to a coffee-spiked Coke float, beer from Belgium and Utah, wine, grappa, cognac, and some really good tea.
What did the SE Drinks team drink this August? All kinds of delicious stuff—tequila cocktails, mezcal cocktails, bourbon cocktails, and some wacky moonshine from Costa Rica. There was a killer roadtrip milkshake and a lifesaving cucumber-aloe-slush made with coconut water.
July's been hot, and most of our favorite drinks served a simple purpose: get us cool, and fast. Some of these sips were frozen, some chilled down in a running stream (wading while you're at it helps.)
This June, the Serious Eats team traveled far and wide, and these sips are a peek into daily life across the globe, from Kenya to Hungary to Kentucky.
As the weather heats up, our drinks cool down: this month, our favorite sips included boozy slushies and old school sodas along with some favorite cocktail bar discoveries.
We do love our cocktails at Serious Eats, but this month, many of our favorite sips were booze-free: salep in Istanbul, cendol in Queens, and fresh juice in Ireland, to name a few. Of course, there were some top-notch cocktails, too, including one of the best Old Fashioneds we've ever tried.
A truly great drink is an occasion in itself—finally opening that bottle you've been saving is something to celebrate. (And we're jealous that Kenji had a great bottle of Burgundy to open.) But sometimes the occasion can make a great drink even better—rosé, shared straight from the bottle, is even more delicious on the perfect spring picnic, and Irish whiskey (in a cute sweater outfit) is much more fun on St. Patrick's Day. Here are some of our most memorable sips from the past month, from bourbony beer to salty 7-Up.
February was a month of traveling for many on the Serious Eats team, and those trips meant some pretty exotic sipping: a straw stuck into a fresh coconut in Thailand, a lager on the beach in Kenya, a mix of housemade frozen yogurt and strong coffee in Vietnam, and hot Coca-Cola with ginger in Hong Kong. (Some of us just stayed home and enjoyed some under-$20 wine, but we won't complain.)
Serious Eats has been around awhile, but Drinks is just a toddler—we launched it on February 24th, 2011—two years ago yesterday! And what fun we've had, brainstorming wacky milkshakes and visiting breweries, tasting a jillion sodas (yes, a jillion), and interviewing top bartenders. In honor of the 2nd birthday of the site, we wanted to share some of our favorite posts from the past two years, from the wacky and fun to the seriously eye-opening.
January wasn't a huge boozing month for the Serious Eats crew; quite a few of us were down with the flu. But there were still some good teas and milkshakes to be had, plus fresh sugarcane and kumquat juice in Saigon (yes, we're jealous of Erin Zimmer's journey.) Check out the slideshow for our Drinks editor's new favorite local cocktail bar, plus other highlights in beer and beyond.
Maybe in January we'll abstain, but December was a month of many sips: steaming hot chocolate and mulled wine, spicy brunch cocktails and crisp evening ones. Here are the highlights.
There was no shortage of delicious drinks to be had this month, whether we were sipping mulled cider or a Manhattan with your Thanksgiving turkey. Here at Serious Eats, we included some destination-worthy drinks in our holiday travel, and also enjoyed some winners in the comfort of our own homes.
Well, October didn't wrap up exactly as we'd planned, but before the storm hit the East coast, Serious Eaters did some celebrating (Will Gordon got married!) and some sipping. This month's highlights included a few unusual beers, a super high-end egg cream, creative cocktails, and more.