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Erica R. Hendry is the digital news editor at PBS NewsHour.
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Arts Dec 28The timeless Old Fashioned never needs reinventing
There are some habits that aren’t worth breaking. This traditional whiskey or bourbon drink is 200 years old by some accounts.
Arts Dec 27Prohibition inspired many great cocktails — including this one
Under Prohibition, basement and back-alley bartenders had to think outside the bottle.
Arts Dec 26This fresh, winter cocktail builds on vermouth’s complex flavors
This lighter, fresher cocktail for the holidays is based on the delicacy of vermouth, a wine fortified with herbs and spices.
Arts Dec 25George Washington carried this brandy-based drink in his canteen
This spiced cocktail -- a special drink that was a favorite of the first president -- takes time to make.
Arts Dec 24This versatile punch leaves plenty of room for creativity
Punch can include multiple spirits or no alcohol at all; tropical or stone fruits; sweet sugar or sour citrus.
Arts Dec 23Bring a taste of Spain to your holiday table with this sangria
Each Spanish region and restaurant has its own version of this wine-based punch.
Arts Dec 22This winter, give whiskey sours another chance
This winter version of the classic -- and maligned -- cocktail can ride shotgun at your next holiday party.
Arts Dec 21This classic cocktail will fire up your appetite for Christmas dinner
Like most good stories, the birth of the negroni is part truth, part lore.
Arts Dec 21How to make holiday eggnog that will last all year
We're closing out 2017 with 12 days of cocktails, a series of traditional and unusual holiday drink recipes from bartenders and beverage directors across the country. Today: Sun Liquor Distillery's famous eggnog.
Nation Dec 195 important stories buried by last week’s news
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.