50 Best Appetizer Recipes Because Who Needs Dinner

Whether you’re hosting a Game Day party or a casual cocktail party with friends, kick off the festivities with appetizers galore—think: spinach-artichoke or buffalo chicken dip served with pita chips, air fryer chicken wings with blue cheese dipping sauce, pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs, and cheesy pull-apart bread. And when all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a colorful array of crudité and sourdough crackers.

1. Virginia Willis’ Deviled Eggs

There are a million variations on deviled eggs on the internet (no, I didn’t count, but it seems plausible, right?), but this one is as classic as they get.

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Whether you’re hosting a Game Day party or a casual cocktail party with friends, kick off the festivities with appetizers galore—think: spinach-artichoke or buffalo chicken dip served with pita chips, air fryer chicken wings with blue cheese dipping sauce, pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs, and cheesy pull-apart bread. And when all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a colorful array of crudité and sourdough crackers.

1. Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs

There are a million variations on deviled eggs on the internet (no, I didn’t count, but it seems plausible, right?), but this one is as classic as they get.

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24 Best Gin Cocktails to Shake, Stir, & Sip

Gin cocktails can range from refreshing sips featuring mint leaves, tonic water, and lemon simple syrup to the bold and bitter, like a Negroni made with dry gin, dry vermouth, and Campari. In this roundup of 24 essential gin cocktail recipes, we’ll sta…

Gin cocktails can range from refreshing sips featuring mint leaves, tonic water, and lemon simple syrup to the bold and bitter, like a Negroni made with dry gin, dry vermouth, and Campari. In this roundup of 24 essential gin cocktail recipes, we’ll start you off with the basics—a classic (and a frozen!) gin and tonic—before diving into the frothy, fizzy, and everything in between.


Best Gin Cocktail Recipes

1. Frozen Gin & Tonic

Frozen cocktails aren’t just reserved for margaritas. This big-batch classic cocktail is exactly what we want to drink poolside. Or on the balcony of a cruise ship. Or sprawled out on a big picnic blanket on a hot summer day. Or maybe tucked into a blanket on the couch, imagining those things.

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21 Best Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes to Toast the Roast

When you’re planning your Thanksgiving menu, you’re sure to get the basics—the turkey, of course. Something like mashed potatoes, a couple of green vegetables, sweet potatoes, perhaps with marshmallows or a brown sugar crumble, a crisp salad, and at least a few types of pie. You’ll probably also give some thought to drinks, both alcoholic and not. A couple varieties of whites and red (may we recommend a white bordeaux, unoaked chardonnay, and Pinot Noir) come to mind. But what about cocktails? Whether you want to make one big-batch punch or sangria that everyone can enjoy, or are ready to unleash your inner mixologist and offer a few signature cocktails for the feast, these Thanksgiving cocktail recipes are the menu upgrade you’ve been waiting for.


Our Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

1. Whiskey & Apple Cider Syrup

Grab a gallon of apple cider and get ready to make the most autumnal cocktail your bar cart has ever seen. You boil down the cider into a thickened syrup and then mixed with rye whiskey over ice and garnished with a cinnamon stick.

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When you’re planning your Thanksgiving menu, you’re sure to get the basics—the turkey, of course. Something like mashed potatoes, a couple of green vegetables, sweet potatoes, perhaps with marshmallows or a brown sugar crumble, a crisp salad, and at least a few types of pie. You’ll probably also give some thought to drinks, both alcoholic and not. A couple varieties of whites and red (may we recommend a white bordeaux, unoaked chardonnay, and Pinot Noir) come to mind. But what about cocktails? Whether you want to make one big-batch punch or sangria that everyone can enjoy, or are ready to unleash your inner mixologist and offer a few signature cocktails for the feast, these Thanksgiving cocktail recipes are the menu upgrade you’ve been waiting for.


Our Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

1. Whiskey & Apple Cider Syrup

Grab a gallon of apple cider and get ready to make the most autumnal cocktail your bar cart has ever seen. You boil down the cider into a thickened syrup and then mixed with rye whiskey over ice and garnished with a cinnamon stick.

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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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