This mixology technique is used for classics like the mint julep and mojito, and is very popular for making low- or no-ABV drinks.
This favorite summer food has several identities, but only one is official.
Brilliantly green, a bowl of peas is a delightful thing. After a pat of butter and a shower of mint, all you really need to enjoy them is a spoon. Since they are so simple to prepare, it's easy to forget that there are more ways to use peas than the reflexive drop-and-boil. To honor the familiar legume, we've collected our best recipes for peas. Much as we love frozen peas (they're always in season!), each year we wait for spring when fresh peas come into season. Peas have strong qualities in terms of their ingredient game. Their iconic color adds instant vibrance to any dish. Their famed sweetness is a contrast for neutral, tart, or herbal flavors. And their distinctive pea-texture—soft after an initial pop—makes them as good intact as they are smooshed. Finally, they are so easy to prepare: Cooked in minutes, peas come to the rescue when time is tight. And those are the so-called English peas, whose pods we discard. Fresh sugar snap peas, with their flattened, edible pods and tiny green pearls inside, are another delicacy. Snap peas are a tonic in any dish that needs a quick fix: risotto, pasta, and bruschetta are brought to life by their emerald freshness. And peas have other secrets up their green sleeves: Their edible tendrils and young leaves are a delicious bonus, adding crunch and whimsy wherever they land. If you grow your own, pea shoots are a cut-and-come again pleasure. If you're ready to enjoy in-season English peas, sugar snaps, snow peas, and even pea shoots, these recipes are where you'll want to start.
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The Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, and More: 15 Classic and New-Age Bourbon and Whiskey Cocktail Recipes
Bourbon and other American whiskeys are marvelously adaptable liquors for the home mixologist, as this collection of bourbon and whiskey cocktail recipes proves. These spirit cousins—bourbon is a whiskey, while not all whiskeys are bourbon—are self-assured enough to sip before or after dinner, and are suited to every season (mint juleps in May, anyone?). All whiskeys switch easily from mingling with the bright fruits and fresh herbs of summer to the warm spices, syrups, and ciders that suit autumn and winter. Plus, they are so versatile: With invigorating mint and a hint of sweetness, they become light and celebratory—add fall apples and some ginger, and the mood turns cozy. Ice whiskeys with abandon and they chill gracefully (while losing some alcoholic punch, which can be a good thing) without sacrificing their character. Heat bourbon with some honey-butter or coffee, and it's easy to feel like there is nothing better to sip on during a cold night. To enjoy these spirits, discover our best bourbon and whiskey cocktails—and a few fresh ideas that will make you inspired to whip up a drink this evening.
The smooth, easy-to-quaff liquor plays well in classic drinks like martinis and vodka tonics, as well as more elaborate newfangled cocktails. Here are our favorite recipes.
How to choose the freshest pods and keep them fresh till you cook them.
If you're intimidated by its slippery reputation, we've got strategies for you.
Savor them on the half-shell with mignonette and other sauces. Try them grilled, roasted, in oyster stew, dip, and in classic recipes like oysters Rockfeller.