20 Top-Notch Cocktails

If your next gathering calls for mixed drinks, we can help you plan the beverage menu. Here are 20 party-perfect potent potables.
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Choose a Bar that Offers Adequate Space

Selecting a piece of furniture with enough space for stocking spirits, glassware, mixers, garnishes and decanters is also key. Make sure the furniture you choose, be it a buffet, chest, console or table, provides not only adequate length, but also depth. Choose something in the 16 inch or better range.

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Ranch Water Cocktail Recipe

If you haven't heard of Ranch Water yet, prepare yourself because it's about to be everywhere. And, once you've tried it, it's easy to see why: Ranch Water is basically a not-sweet, super pared-down margarita ... with bubbles. Intrigued? Read on for the unbelievably easy recipe, plus our tips for setting up a Ranch Water serving station (on a bookshelf!).

Authentic German Mulled Wine Recipe

Traditional glühwein, which translates to 'glow wine' will make cheeks rosy and keep Oktoberfest and fall fun in full swing. Be sure to keep the recipe handy for winter months, too. This soul-warming sip will put a fire in your belly (and a glow in your cheeks) when temperatures plummet.

Arugula Salad With Homemade Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

Round out your springtime brunch with the ultimate light side: a garden-fresh, leafy green salad. Arugula and watercress are ideal for this healthy recipe as both are cool-weather crops harvested in spring, with a crisp, peppery flavor. Fresh orange slices, tart strawberries and sweet blueberries scattered on top harmonize well with the from-scratch orange-poppy seed vinaigrette. Sprinkle on blue cheese crumbles for a savory, creamy note.

Easy Bavarian-Style Soft Pretzels

Soft, chewy pretzels are a frequent sight in German biergartens and the perfect salty companion to beer and (yum!) beer cheese. Up your Oktoberfest game this year and bake up a batch of these chewy munchables that are perfect for dipping. Learn how to make this fun, easy dish in just a few steps using readymade dough.

This Handy Gadget Turns Your Favorite Cocktails Into Frozen Slushies Overnight

Turn your favorite cocktails into a batch of frozen slushies — no blender required.

How to Make a Skeleton Cookie Charcuterie Board for Halloween

Frighten up your Halloween party table with this scary-cute skeleton bone cookie board. The spaces between the cookies overflow with sweet and salty treats to create an interactive, crowd-pleasing dessert display.

Celebrate with Kir Royale

Champagne and crème de cassis make your next celebration worth celebrating.

Tropical Margarita Recipe

Skip the bottled mix! In just a few minutes, you can whip up a classic lime margarita with a summery, tropical twist.

Hibiscus Cosmopolitan Mocktail

For this modern and non-alcoholic take on the classic Cosmo, substitute dried hibiscus flower petals for cranberry juice.

Pom-Berry Bellini

This simple, elegant drink is festive and delicious with non-alcoholic champagne, sparkling wine or cider.

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