The slightly floral, bitter flavor of grapefruit is put to good use in this cocktail, which gets a boost from Lillet Rosé. Mix it together the night before your guests arrive, when it's dark and the kitchen has cooled down a little, and nobody is strict about requiring pants.
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A cocktail in a pitcher means more time outside relaxing and less time inside making drinks. Hibiscus gives this drink a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
As you plot your Super Bowl party, you're probably thinking about wings and dips, nachos and chili, potato skins and of course, a most importantly, a fridge full of beer. But it's nice to have a pitcher of cocktails—and an non-alcoholic option—ready as well. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Sangria doesn't have to be about bad red wine with sad chunks of apple swimming around in it. These three sangria recipes take advantage of the amazing stone fruits—peaches! plums!—that are at their peak right now.
We've already had a string of exceptionally hot, humid days here in NYC, so the need for something refreshing and delicious that isn't necessarily boozy is especially acute. Limeade is just different enough that it seems like an impressive addition to a summer picnic lunch or dinner party, but is still ridiculously easy to make from scratch. Here are three fresh takes on limeade that are just as good as the original.
Like a tea made without tea leaves, a tisane is made by infusing fresh herbs in hot water. Here are three flavor combinations that I'm really into right now, all served on ice for warm-weather sipping.
When the hot summer days roll around, we've got one thing on our minds when it comes to drinks: fresh lemonade. If store-bought is your thing (and frankly, on hot, lazy, summer days, a good fresh store-bought lemonade made from real lemons can be a life saver), then check out our Guide to the Best Ready-To-Drink Lemonade. But if you've got a good juicer and 15 minutes, adding a bit of elbow grease to making your own fresh homemade lemonade will make it taste all the sweeter.