Newly inspired at-home drinkers have their work cut out for them. If you don’t have any bartending experience, it can be a process figuring out how to shake, strain and mix cocktails—and then how to add your own twists to the classic formulas. This recipe-centric blog from writers and imbibers Morgan and Alice is a great place to start experimenting. They feature new drinks on The Drink Blog every few days, with beautiful photography, clear instructions and background on a drink’s inspiration.

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Newly inspired at-home drinkers have their work cut out for them. If you don’t have any bartending experience, it can be a process figuring out how to shake, strain and mix cocktails—and then how to add your own twists to the classic formulas. This from writers and imbibers Morgan and Alice is a great place to start experimenting. They feature new drinks on The Drink Blog every few days, with beautiful photography, clear instructions and background on a drink’s inspiration.

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There are few things more satisfying than a cold IPA on a warm afternoon. But if you’re trying to cut back on drinking right now (or you just don’t drink, period), you don’t have to give up that delicious hoppy-beer flavor entirely. Breweries and beverage companies are experimenting with new drinks that incorporate hops, the green, pinecone-shaped flowers that serve as one of the four main ingredients in beer.

They’re combining hops with sparkling water, tea, and soda to create refreshing non-alcoholic drinks, often with no calories or added sugar. Most are tasty on their own, but they also make great cocktail mixers for when you are drinking.