The Best Mint Julep You’ll Ever Have (Just in Time for the Kentucky Derby)

In honor of this weekend's Kentucky Derby festivities, we got Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder and Master Distiller of The Kings County Distillery, to spill on just what makes the perfect mint julep. Hint: It's definitely not a blender: One weekend when I was in college, I was tasked with making mint juleps. It was... read more

6 Glam Cocktails to Shake Up for the 2014 Oscars

oscar party cocktails
Okay, okay -- so maybe your Sunday best for this weekend's Academy Awards doesn't include a custom-made Dior gown. But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the Oscars in style. Whether you're entertaining friends or simply watching the awards solo, these six glam cocktails will have you feelin' all sorts of fancy: More Must-Clicks: read more

Happy Hour: Bourbon Pomegranate Sangria

bourbon pomegranate sangria recipePhoto: Climbing Grier Mountain
The only thing better than a big 'ole glass of sangria? Quite possibly this stuff. Made with pineapple, oranges, lemon and champagne; this pomegranate-bourbon-version from Climbing Grier Mountain basically has it all. Plus, pomegranate is an antioxidant; technically making this sangria a health food. I'll cheers to that. More Must-Clicks: 4... read more

4 Russian-Inspired Drinks to Celebrate the Winter Olympics

russian inspired olympic cocktails
With the Winter Olympics starting in Sochi this Friday, is there really any better way to celebrate from the comfort of your own couch than with a cocktail in hand? Whether you're tuning in to the games for the competition or the eye candy (um, has anyone else seen Shaun White's new haircut?), these Russian-inspired... read more

Happy Hour: Skinny Blood Orange Margarita

blood orange margarita the nestPhoto: Cookie + Kate
Really, is there any better way to end the week than with a cold margarita? (On the rocks, of course.) This blood orange cocktail from Cookie + Kate has an unexpected secret ingredient; plus, it's a lightened-up version -- meaning you won't feel too guilty tomorrow morning. I can't promise anything about that... read more

Happy Hour: Pomegranate and Ginger Cocktail

pomegranate and ginger spritzerPhoto: Drizzle and Dip
Okay, okay...technically this pomegranate and ginger mash-up is considered a spritzer. But we're going to take Drizzle and Dip's advice and add just a little bit of tequila to turn this tame drink into the perfect post-work cocktail. Happy Friday! More Must-Clicks: Pull off the Perfect Cocktail Party with These Drinks... read more

4 Hot Drinks to Get You Through this Cold Front

cold weather drinks
While you've been busy battling the polar vortex, I've been researching the best cold-weather drinks to keep you warm this winter. (You can thank me later.) Settle in with one of these four treats, because let's face it -- you're better off inside binge-watching episodes of House of Cards anyway. More Must-Clicks: 7... read more

10 Champagne Cocktails Perfect for New Year’s Eve

champagne cocktails
Ring in the New Year with one of these ten delish champagne cocktails. Your party guests will love 'em (and you'll be too tipsy to notice if they don't). Mix it up with other Nesties who love food. Join the conversation and start sharing meal ideas, recipes and more. Click here to jump in!... read more

Happy Hour: Sage Ginger Prosecco Cocktail

prosecco cocktail
'Tis the season...for lots of champagne, that is. With the New Year right around the corner and plenty of planned family bonding in your future, there's really no better time to pop a bottle of bubbly. This sage ginger Prosecco cocktail from the Local Milk blog is perfect for the holidays since it's... read more

Happy Hour: Cranberry Mint Cocktail

cranberry mint cocktailPhoto: Pink Patisserie
Go-to drinks are great and all, but aren't you just a little bit sick of ordering cranberry and vodka's every time you decide to swap your sweats for going-out clothes? Switch things up (without stepping too far out of your comfort zone) with this cranberry mint cocktail courtesy of the Pink Patisserie. But... read more