Damn Good Drinks

It's the time of year to grab a cold beverage and relax outside on the patio. There's something for everyone in this mix of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, from refreshing cucumber mint lemonade to tangerine-infused negronis. Cheers!
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The perfect Bloody Mary (and best hangover cure) #recipe

The Perfect Bloody Mary

The Perfect Bloody Mary Recipe. I've been dying for a virgin Bloody Mary lately. This is one craving I can feel guilt-free about giving in to!

The perfect Bloody Mary (and best hangover cure) #recipe

The Perfect Bloody Mary

The Perfect Bloody Mary Recipe. I've been dying for a virgin Bloody Mary lately. This is one craving I can feel guilt-free about giving in to!

Sometimes we like cocktails to have a bit of an aggressive bite; other times, we’re looking to round them out a bit. Gin, Campari, and lemon are three ingredients that pair beautifully, but all have their sharp edges. Adding an egg white helps mellow and integrate these flavors without muting them, while also contributing a silky texture and an opacity that’s quite elegant in a vividly colored drink.

Gin-Campari Sour

gin, such as Plymouth brand oz. simple syrup 1 egg white 1 dash orange bitters 1 small orange wedge, to garnish

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch, Infused with ginger, citrus zest and spices, this hibiscus punch is tangy and refreshing.

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch, Infused with ginger, citrus zest and spices, this hibiscus punch is tangy and refreshing.

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch, Infused with ginger, citrus zest and spices, this hibiscus punch is tangy and refreshing.

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch, Infused with ginger, citrus zest and spices, this hibiscus punch is tangy and refreshing.

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch, Infused with ginger, citrus zest and spices, this hibiscus punch is tangy and refreshing.

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch

Jamaican Hibiscus Punch, Infused with ginger, citrus zest and spices, this hibiscus punch is tangy and refreshing.

How to Make a Watermelon Keg

In her book Modern Pioneering, Georgia Pellegrini asks a wise question: Why eat watermelon when you can drink booze out of one?

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate from Andrew Zimmern 10 oz semisweet choc, chopped finely 2 tsp cinn ½ tsp almond extract ½ vanilla bean, split pinch each nutmeg, allspice 1 quart milk marshmallows/whipped cream optional (not really)

The Margarita is essential to America's canon of summertime drinks, and adding a grilled element makes it that much more American. Burnished pineapple adds a rich layer of fruitiness while mezcal lends a veil of smoke and spice.

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

The Margarita is essential to America& canon of summertime drinks, and adding a grilled element makes it that much more American. Burnished pineapple adds a rich layer of fruitiness while mezcal lends a veil of smoke and spice.

Peach, Gin & Mint Cocktail with Ginger Beer

Peach, Gin & Mint Cocktail with Ginger Beer

Light and refreshing, this citrusy peach cocktail gets a kick from spicy ginger beer.

This sake-based punch from chef Helene Henderson is refreshing and spicy thanks to an easy-to-make jalapeño syrup.

Pineapple-Sake Sangria with Jalapeño

© Luis Garcia Wine Wednesday: This sake-based punch is refreshing and spicy thanks to an easy-to-make jalapeño syrup.

The New Orleans-born Ramos is among the best-loved classics out there, an ethereal and strangely light cocktail of gin and citrus, with cream and soda and an elusive touch of orange blossom water.

Ramos Gin Fizz

Even though it's made with cream and egg white, this classic drink is ethereally light.

Peanuts in Pepsi, once a common tobacco field snack, is now a tall glass of fabulous. This foaming spectacle of sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy, and boozy is the gold standard of ice cream floats. The ice cream will keep in the freezer for up to three weeks.

Peanut, Pepsi, and Bourbon Float

This foaming spectacle of sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy, and boozy is the gold standard of ice cream floats.

During a scorching, 100-plus-degree summer in India, few drinks are more appealing than lassi—the refreshing, yogurt-based cooler originally from Punjab but now ubiquitous throughout the country. Lassi is incredibly easy to put together—start with yogurt, water, and ice blended in a 1:1:1 ratio, plus any flavorings—and a good way to get rid of yogurt that’s slightly past its expiration date, or those undesirable watery bits on the bottom of the container.

A Field Guide to the Great Wide World of Indian Lassi

During a scorching, 100-plus-degree summer in India, few drinks are more appealing than lassi—the refreshing, yogurt-based cooler originally from Punjab but now ubiquitous throughout the country. Lassi is incredibly easy to put together—start with yogurt, water, and ice blended in a 1:1:1 ratio, plus any flavorings—and a good way to get rid of yogurt that’s slightly past its expiration date, or those undesirable watery bits on the bottom of the container.

The phrase the “bee’s knees” was used in Prohibition times as slang to mean “the best.” This cocktail, a gin sour that’s believed to have been created around that time, used lemon and honey to mask the harsh smell of bathtub gin. If your guest wants something refreshing with gin, look no further.

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

This cocktail, a gin sour that’s believed to have been created around that time, used lemon and honey to mask the harsh smell of bathtub gin. If your guest wants something refreshing with gin, look no further.

The phrase the “bee’s knees” was used in Prohibition times as slang to mean “the best.” This cocktail, a gin sour that’s believed to have been created around that time, used lemon and honey to mask the harsh smell of bathtub gin. If your guest wants something refreshing with gin, look no further.

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

This cocktail, a gin sour that’s believed to have been created around that time, used lemon and honey to mask the harsh smell of bathtub gin. If your guest wants something refreshing with gin, look no further.

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