You might be familiar with Mexican horchata, but do you know the Spanish version made with tiger nuts? Here's how you can make this creamy and rich nonalcoholic drink at home.
Honey-sweet persimmons make a delicious alternative to mangoes in a yogurt-based lassi.
If you want to make soda with your SodaStream seltzer maker, you have 59 different flavor options. We tried them all.
Almond milk made with a handful of cacao nibs produces a lovely, nutty dairy-free milk with a powerful hit of chocolate. It's great served frothy and chilled or heated up for an extra-special hot chocolate.
Mabi is a beverage made from the fermented bark of the behuco indio tree that is popular throughout the Caribbean. As I discovered, it also has a history that is as complex as its flavor.
Sweet tangelo is the sidekick in this tart-and-tangy shrub flavored with rosemary.
Switchel, also known as switzel, swizzle, or Haymaker's Punch, refers to the apple cider vinegar, water, and ginger-based drink found throughout America and the Caribbean during the 17th century and beyond. Both Laura Ingalls-Wilder and Herman Melville were fans, the latter mentioning it in the story "I and My Chimney." Unlike a shrub, switchel is mostly been consumed as a stand-alone drink, not a cocktail or bubbly-water addition. And while the switchel dates back several hundred years, it's on the rise again in Brooklyn thanks to Ely Key and Garrett Riffle's Up Mountain Switchel.
This smooth, frothy drink is made with whole milk that's thickened with starch, sweetened with sugar, and flavored with rosewater or orange blossom water, cinnamon and, sometimes, a dusting of ground pistachios. It's sold by street vendors all over Istanbul, but now you can make it at home.
My wife is a Diet Coke fanatic, so I took her with me to test out the new Diet Coke Cherry Slurpee at 7-Eleven.
If you've never tried homemade nut milks, you're missing out: creamy and luscious-tasting, these beverages are a far cry from their pasteurized grocery store counterparts. Pistachio milk (perfumed with a little vanilla and cardamom) is one of our favorites.
Dried apricots, yogurt, and orange juice come together in an exotic-tasting morning libation: think mango lassi, but with apricots instead.
The newest frappé at McDonald's features a chocolate and coffee base that's buzzed up with ice, strawberry-flavored syrup, and chocolate chips, then topped with whipped cream and strawberry drizzle. We stopped in to test it out.
Maybe you've been curious about vegetable juices but a little nervous about how they might taste. Knudsen's new 'Nature's Peak' juice blends (around $4.99) are one answer: think of them as vegetables juices with training wheels. They're beginner-friendly fruity blends...and you don't have to clean the juicer afterward.
Some of the smoothies and juices we tested this past month are vibrant and green, some sweet and mellow. Here they all are, in case you're looking for a little inspiration for your still-kinda-the-New-Year-resolutions.
Bright, fresh orange juice, made a bit heartier and less acidic with the addition of sweet carrots.
For me, melon with a squeeze of lime is the perfect way to start the morning: mellow and sweet, brightened up by the tart lime. A dish of yogurt alongside and I'm good to go. This smoothie captures those flavors in drinkable form.
A tangy peach smoothie with a hit of ginger and maple syrup, inspired by the flavors of summer fruit desserts.
This recipe combines the tropical flavor of fresh pineapple with the tang and lovely blush color of blood oranges, one of winter's tastiest and prettiest citrus fruits. A dose of parsnip juice rounds out the sharpness of the other two ingredients and brings a smooth, rich texture to this invigorating cold weather drink.
Hey, jerky January jet lag. Meet Green Grapefruit Ginger Juice. It's crisp and refreshing and positively buzzworthy, in that fresh grapefruit juice always gives me sort of a weird little buzz of mild hyperactivity that's exactly what a girl needs to combat jet lag phase two.
Sweet potatoes juice up extra thick and frothy, with a mellow sweetness that I felt cried out for a hit of acidity. Enter apples, whose tartness provides the perfect counterpart. A hit of fresh ginger brings some spice to the party, rounding out this simple, satisfying three-ingredient juice.