“Improving” a cocktail does not necessarily mean making it better. The term simply means something was added to the traditional combination of spirit, sugar, water, and bitters associated with an Old Fashioned style cocktail. In this case, Charlotte “improves” this tequila Old Fashioned by adding Maraschino and two types of bitters.
Guide to Mexican Dried Chiles
Learn about them, love them, eat them.
How to Toast Dried Chiles
Intensify that warm chile flavor.
Turn Leftover Sriracha into Chile Oil
When you get to the end of a Sriracha bottle, there's always a tiny bit of hot sauce that's impossible to get out. But don't throw it away! Here's a trick to turn that remnant sauce into a spicy Sriracha chile oil.
How to Prep a Poblano for Chiles Rellenos
Char it over an open flame.
How to Test the Heat of Your Chiles
Margo True, food editor for Sunset magazine, points out that the spice of a chile cannot be predicted. She shows us a way to test a chile's heat from the safety of your own kitchen. Many tongues have been saved using this tip.