It's late, you're hungry, and that pile of delivery menus is singing its siren song, but hold up. What if you could whip up a comforting five-course British meal (including a cocktail!) in roughly the same time takeout will arrive on your doorstep? Mission impossible? We think not: provided you've done the shopping ahead of time, this can (and should) be done. Your wallet, taste buds, and dinner companions will thank you.
Gin and It Cocktail
Rather than fuss over an elaborate cocktail — steer clear of any drink that involves a blender, flamed citrus peels, dry-shaken egg whites, or muddling — stick with a classic that's only complex in flavor. All you'll need are two bar-cart staples, some ice, and a flick of a wrist to stir it all together. (Really.)
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