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Strawberry, Gin, Campari and Lime Slushito

Serious Eats Rachel Tepper Post a comment

This recipe from Adam Bernbach of Estadio in Washington, D.C. is a decidedly grown up take on the frozen drink. Campari and lime temper the sweetness from the strawberries, and gin cuts through with a touch of herbs. More

Cherry Shrub Spritzer

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 2 comments

The vinegar adds sharp intensity to the flavor of the fruit, allowing the combination to come alive in your mouth, hitting both sweet and tart notes. More

Philly Smash

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 2 comments

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-Sage Lemonade

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

You usually think of sage as a savory herb, but its camphorous, slightly minty aroma works well in this sweet drink made with blackberries and lemon. More

Cucumber-Basil Lemonade with Lemongrass

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

Thai flavors of basil and lemongrass combine with cooling cucumber in this mildly savory but totally drinkably tart lemonade variation. More

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

Blended watermelons provide most of the liquid for this light and refreshing lemonade. More

Raspberry and Rum Iced Tea

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 1 comment

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

Coconutty Thai Iced Tea

Serious Eats Lee Zalben 2 comments

Feeling the heat of summer? Cool off with this nutty, dairy-free coconutty iced tea. More

Cucumber Gin Fizz

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 3 comments

This drink balances soothing, cool flavors with just enough bright notes. More

Dave Arnold's Thai Basil Daiquiri

Serious Eats Jacqueline Raposo Post a comment

This Thai basil daiquiri features fresh lime juice and white rum. More

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula Post a comment

Whether it's a lazy afternoon at the park or a backyard barbeque, this strawberry basil lemonade is sure to please everyone. More

Zero Proof: Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

Serious Eats Christianne Winthrop Post a comment

If you could cram everything about summer into a glass, it would be this blueberry lavender lemonade. It's sweet, floral, and refreshing. Doctor it up with vodka or tequila, or drink it straight and cold from the refrigerator, barely pausing to pour it from the pitcher. You could try raspberries or strawberries, but for the tastiest, prettiest punch, your best bet is a blueberry. More

Sweet Corn Cocktail

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula Post a comment

I took inspiration from one of my favorite ways to eat corn, Mexican corn on the cob or elote—grilled and topped with lime juice and spices. The resulting cocktail is the color of corn—a light, milky yellow—with flavor that manages to be both bold and bright. More

Zero Proof: Shiso Limeade

Serious Eats Christianne Winthrop Post a comment

If iced tea and lemonade is an Arnold Palmer, then this shiso limeade is a Ryo Ishikawa. It's not until you mix the limeade into the purple shiso tea that it turns bright pink, just like the pH tests you did in elementary school with red cabbage juice and lemon. More

Cucumber and Basil Slush

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 7 comments

With temperatures rising into the 90s and above, everyone is looking for a way to cool off. One of my favorite ways is with an icy beverage known as the slush—a simple combination of ice and liquid in a blender. Since the temperature is dramatic, I figured even the slush needed to be taken up a notch by using the classic, cool flavor combination of cucumber and lime, brightened up with fresh basil leaves. More

Zero Proof: Salted Caramel Blended Ice Milk

Serious Eats Christianne Winthrop Post a comment

Similar to the popular ice blended drinks found at coffee shops, this beverage blends salty sweet homemade caramel and cold milk into a frothy mix that is this close to a mocha-frappa-something-ccino, but better, and it lacks the caffeinated kick. More

Zero Proof: Chili Peach Juice

Serious Eats Christianne Winthrop 1 comment

Summer is officially in full swing at my local farmer's market: piles of peaches, plums, and apricots are everywhere. My small garden is also bearing fruit, and the pots are bursting with chili peppers. This time of year, pick one and two grow back in its place. Pico de gallo and fruit salsas are always an option, but the peppers are coming in fast and I need something that helps the pile-up. More

Gin-Gin Mule

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 5 comments

Developed around a decade ago by Pegu Club owner Audrey Saunders, the Gin Gin Mule now appears on the cocktail menus at dozens of bars around the world, for one basic reason: it's absolutely freakin' delicious. More

Perfect Pimm's Cup

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

The standard Pimm's cup is made by mixing Pimm's with "white lemonade" (a.k.a. Sprite or 7-Up) along with chopped fruit and ice. More

Time for a Drink: Nacional

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 1 comment

Riffing on the classic Hotel Nacional cocktail, which uses apricot brandy for a touch of fruity sweetness, Morgenthaler introduced Fee Brothers Peach Bitters to the mix--and it raises the refreshment bar while tossing in another layer of flavor complexity. More

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