Entertaining at home can — and should — be a breeze! Lifestyle expert Mary Giuliani and NBC Today’s weather anchor Dylan Dreyer offer their best tips for making year-round gatherings fun and simple. Whether you’re planning a get-together for drinks, dinner or brunch, make it memorable with Mary’s most-loved recipes, decor ideas and more.
Ah, limoncello. There's nothing like sipping a glass on a hot summer night to make you feel like you're basking away in Italy. The good news is you don't have to actually go to Italy to enjoy it. (Though we wouldn't say no to that trip!)
Ever heard of shrubs? We're not talkin' about the bushy plants, but rather the fruity infusions that make for amazing spritzers and cocktails. They've actually been around for hundreds of years, when folks often used vinegar to preserve fresh fruit. And they're super simple to make! All you do is combine fruit, vinegar and sugar and let it sit around for a while. As the mixture sits, the vinegar pulls out the fruits' sweetness, giving you an intense, flavorful liquid you can enjoy without the typical vinegar pucker.
Irish coffee was invented in — you guessed it — Ireland nearly 80 years ago, when a local chef decided that coffee is even better with a little something extra thrown in to take the chill off. (Irish whiskey, to be specific.)
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