The Hairpin offers some solid and simple cocktail advice ahead of the outdoor drinking season.
We’re grownups, and we owe it to ourselves to know how to make proper cocktails. I don’t care if you’re over the whole bartender-with-a-handlebar-mustache-in-sleeve-garters thing, good cocktails are here to stay. Even at one of those half-assed house parties where the liquor selection is a random jumble of bottles with a forlorn, unwashed shaker jammed in with an ancient thing of angostura, you can drink something nice, even if you have to drink it out of a plastic cup like an animal. Plus you can make up your own cocktail recipes to impress your friends and future lovers. It’s all about ratios!