5 Impressive Garnish Ideas That Bring the Cocktail Bar Home

We’ve partnered with Drinkworks to share totally doable, yet impressive ideas for dressing up all types of cocktails, from a spiced cranberry punch to a classic Old Fashioned. (Psst: These sips are ready at the push of a button when you’re using their …

We've partnered with Drinkworks to share totally doable, yet impressive ideas for dressing up all types of cocktails, from a spiced cranberry punch to a classic Old Fashioned. (Psst: These sips are ready at the push of a button when you're using their countertop Drinkmaker!)


When I make cocktails at home, for no one but myself, there's not much presentation to it: a glass, ice, and maybe a squeeze of lime or slap of mint (slapping your herbs is actually the most effective way to release their flavor).

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How to Throw Parties That Everyone RSVPs ‘Yes’ To

I love throwing a cocktail party. Yes, even in a city where people never stop running, and time is a scarce commodity. To me, a great house party harks back to a time when technology didn’t run our every minute and we always made time for cocktails, go…

I love throwing a cocktail party. Yes, even in a city where people never stop running, and time is a scarce commodity. To me, a great house party harks back to a time when technology didn’t run our every minute and we always made time for cocktails, good food, and conversation in the company of family and friends.

Just one-year shy of graduating to official New Yorker status (it's the 10-year rule!), I’ve thrown my fair share of apartment parties. (To anyone who is nervous about throwing a party in a small apartment, I can testify that the lack of space can create the most intimate of evenings!) From tartan-clad Christmas parties and pastel-drenched Easter brunches, to a whimsical President’s Day affair—complete with appetizer-size bites of America’s most iconic foods—I’ve tried my hand at it all.

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