Party Hacks Every 20-Something Should Know

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You never really need a reason to throw a good party — but the prep and cleanup might beg some justification. In the interest of fostering hassle-free fetes, we offer up these tricks and tips that make any gathering a breeze — from easy ice cubes for frosty cocktails to the best way to roast a chicken. So go ahead, invite everyone over for dinner.

3 Secret Tricks To The Best Roast Chicken

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
Roast chicken is the best dinner party meal by far, but making incredible roast chicken at home is no small feat. Luckily, we have some tricks up our sleeves.

Secret #1: When roasting the chicken, put a quart of water in a separate pan into the oven as well. The extra water will prevent the meat from drying out.

Secret #2: Baste the chicken by putting some white wine and lemon in a spray bottle. This will let you mist the bird but not rinse off the aromatics.

Secret #3: Try not to cover the chicken once it is done. If you cover it, the meat will steam up, and it will taste reheated.