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Basil Lime Cooler

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A fresh and sparkling vodka cocktail for warm-weather sipping. More

Peach and Rosemary Cocktail

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A refreshing summer cocktail made with fresh peaches, rosemary, and bourbon. More

Philly Smash

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Fresh summer berries are muddled with little simple syrup to enhance their sweetness, then paired with rye whiskey to give the drink a little pep. More

Blackberry Gin and Tonic

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Blackberries and lime form the backbone of this simple gin-based summer sipper. More

Raspberry and Rum Iced Tea

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A refreshing cooler of raspberry scented iced tea spiked with rum. More

Strawberry Sake Cocktail

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One sip of this drink and there's no question what season it is—it's time to take advantage of as many strawberries as you can. This cocktail, with its sweet, refreshing flavor is the perfect way to enjoy one of summer's most iconic fruits. More

Strawberry Rhubarb Fields

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Strawberry, rhubarb, and a hint of tarragon, paired with tequila, a little lemon juice and simple syrup, create a juicy cocktail that nicely balances sweet and tart. More

Ramp Gibson

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A little bit of pickled ramp brine brings an earthy, slightly sweet onion flavor to this classic cocktail. Make sure to use a fresh bottle of vermouth, and store your vermouth in the fridge for no more than a month. More

Rhubarb Beer Cocktail

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Perhaps it would be more appropriate to call this a beer mixer, because with only two ingredients, it's incredibly simple. More

Cardamom and Mint Cocktail

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The pairing of cardamom and mint gives this cocktail a light, cool flavor that make it easy to sip. More

Drinking in Season: Blood Orange Flip

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Lately one of my favorite ways to use blood orange juice is with whiskey. Both ingredients have a certain amount of sweetness, but the citrusy sourness of the blood orange helps liven up the richness of whiskey. Looking to add a little depth to the cocktail, I added a hint of honey syrup. More

Pomelo and Basil Cocktail

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I like to pair pomelo with herbal flavors, especially basil. The slight sweetness of both the pomelo and basil work really well together, but they're both able to hold their own and bring depth to a cocktail More

Persimmon Sour

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When incorporating persimmons into seasonal cocktails, the first step is to make a purée. This slightly thick, bright orange liquid that has notes of sweet earthiness. To bring a little punch to the cocktail, I added lime and gin to create a persimmon sour. The final cocktail is a bold, orange-hued drink that is at first sour, then earthy and rich. It's the kind of drink that will keep you on your toes. More

Drinking in Season: Cranberry Mojito

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This mojito has been dressed up for a little winter partying with the help of muddled cranberries and a warm cinnamon and orange syrup, plus a dollop of dark rum for added richness. More

Drinking in Season: Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail

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Apple cider plays the main role, but the addition of pumpkin purée provides a slightly thicker texture and hint of flavor, while vanilla vodka brings a warm, sweet undertone to the cocktail. A splash of spicy ginger ale livens this cocktail right up. More

Drinking in Season: Pumpkin Punch with Cinnamon-Infused Rum

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Pumpkin—a must have at any fall party—and homemade cinnamon-infused rum are perfect partners for this fall-inspired punch. Once all the ingredients are thoroughly combined in the punch bowl, a quick zest of freshly grated nutmeg over the top adds a warm, spicy flavor and scent. More

Drinking in Season: Concord Martini

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Since the grapes have such a strong flavor and color, I created a simple martini that really allowed it to shine. Fresh concord grape juice is paired with a hefty serving of vodka and a splash of white vermouth to make a cocktail that is 100% adult. Each sip starts with the vivid, sweet flavor of the grapes and ends with the warm, sharp taste of vodka—a perfect balance. More

Drinking in Season: Apricot and Mint Cocktail

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One of the true pleasures of summer is the arrival of stone fruit. I find apricots, with their vibrant blushing-orange color and sweet, fragrant flesh, irresistible at this time of year. Especially if we're talking cocktails. More

Drinking in Season: Blueberries + Bourbon

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I've taken to smashing a few blueberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, then adding bourbon, lemon and simple syrup, then giving it a good shake. Once the whole thing has been strained into a glass, I like to lighten it a with a bit of seltzer and a squeeze of lemon peel. More

Drinking in Season: Spiced and Spiked Blood Orange Cocktail

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In addition to their jewel-toned color, blood oranges have an intense fragrance and vivid sweet-tart flavor, which makes them perfect for cocktails. The addition of spicy cinnamon-clove syrup adds a hint of something unexpected to this late-winter cocktail. More

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