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Split-Base Cocktails Take Your Favorite Bottles to the Next Level

Those acquainted with my sipping habits know that I tend to keep it simple. Espresso, no sugar. Sparkling water or bubbly wine. A beer now and then. Spirits, I typically enjoy neat. And when I do decide to mix a cocktail at home, I always keep it straightforward. This is where “split base” cocktails come …

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Bull Ring Cocktail | Saveur

Spirits professional Shannon Mustipher’s riff on the classic Matador cocktail swaps out a quarter of the traditional tequila with a splash of mezcal, then sweetens the mix with zippy tepache, a Mexican-style fermented pineapple drink. Make your own, or look for a good-quality canned or bottled version (Bittermans is widely available). Featured in “Split-Base Cocktails …

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The Cavendish Cocktail | Saveur

The French Connection cocktail—a simple mix of cognac and amaretto—is viewed through a Tiki lens in this split-base riff from Nick Ruiz of Patent Pending, a tiny powerhouse of a cocktail den hidden away behind a coffee shop in New York City’s Flatiron District. In tropical cocktails like the classic Mai Tai almond-based orgeat is …

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My Grandmother Made This Coffee Cake Every Christmas Morning for 60 Years

In my memories of Christmas in Alabama, of smacking my brothers in the head with cardboard wrapping-paper tubes while playing our new Xbox games, there’s always a half-eaten plate of my grandmother’s orange butter coffee cake, stray pecans clinging to the glaze. Coffee cake is a staple of Southern Christmas—something to munch on while opening …

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Coffee Cake Recipe with Orange Butter

This orange-infused coffee cake is an adaptation of author Jared Downing’s grandmother’s beloved recipe, which she made for family and friends every Christmas morning in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 60 years. Coffee cake is a staple of Christmas in the American South, something to munch on while opening gifts around the tree. Paired with a mug …

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Double-Rye Ginger Cookies Recipe | Saveur

These gorgeous holiday cookies from baker and master preserver Camilla Wynne temper spicy candied ginger with earthy rye flour and deep, dark molasses. A rye whisky glaze accentuates the crackled tops, and a dainty piece of ginger adorns each one. If you’re feeling fancy, get creative by cutting the ginger into festive shapes. Avoiding alcohol? …

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This Kentucky Chef Shares a Kitchen With Her Mom—And This Key Meal Prep Tip

Beyond the secret to a perfectly crisp latke or tender brisket, one of the most burning cooking questions around Hanukkah and the holidays is how to navigate the kitchen with family in town. Seasoned in the art of culinary collaboration is Sara Bradley, Top Chef season 16 runner-up; alum of Chicago favorite Blackbird (among others); …

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Roast Turkey with Celery-Root Stuffing and Giblet Gravy

In this crispy-skinned Thanksgiving turkey recipe from chef and cookbook author Mary Sue Milliken, celery root (also known as celeriac) lends earthy dimension to the cozy classic stuffing. Reserve the bird’s giblets and neck for making your own stock, which can be used in Milliken’s rich white wine and mushroom gravy. Do not be tempted …

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Our Best Fall Pie Recipes to Bake Right Now

Transitioning from summer pies filled with berries and stone fruits to fall fare such as pumpkin, apples and cinnamon marks the shift in seasons in a delicious way. To let those cold weather ingredients shine, an easy, flaky dough is in order. Then, get creative with your baking repertoire—layer juicy apples into a classic autumnal …

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