Need a Drink? 3 Classic Recipes to Improve Cocktail Hour

All the way back in August, I shared go-to recipes for my favorite summer drinks. But as the weather gets chillier, our bar setup has adapted to make room for warmer cocktails and tried-and-true classics. We’ve also shifted from indulgent patio drinks to a more intentional at-home cocktail hour.

Nostalgia and daily rituals have been a big part of my self-care in 2020. And while I fancy myself a bit of an amateur mixologist, if I’m being honest, at-home happy hours are more about the comfort of routine than the actual drinks themselves. (Though if we’re going to mix up a cocktail, let’s make it a great one.)

So with that in mind, today I’m sharing my tried-and-true recipes for 3 classic cocktails:

  • A classic Manhattan
  • My favorite gin martini
  • A super simple vodka gimlet
Classic Manhattan
My favorite gin martin
Simple vodka gimlet

These three cocktail recipes each feature a different liquor — bourbon, gin, and vodka — so there’s a little something here for everyone. And if you’re looking for an alternative, here’s a great list of non-alcoholic drinks to unwind with at the end of the day.

I also share my very spicy thoughts on martini glasses (hint: they’re dead to me) as well as the best way to quickly chill a cocktail glass.

So if you could really use a drink right now (and who couldn’t?) hop over to the full text here

Let’s kick off your at-home happy hour right this second. After all, the concept of time in 2020 has essentially lost all meaning and cocktail hour is whenever you want it to be.


Until next time,


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