Cocktails Al Fresco

Finally, the snow has melted, the sun is shining brightly and our cabin fever has broken—it’s time to drink outside.

To help you enjoy the fine weather and celebrate the long holiday weekend, here are five of our favorite easy-to-make summery cocktails. Let’s raise a glass to the new season!

We like to cool down on a hot day by fixing a chilly Mojito. The wildly popular Cuban concoction can feature light or dark rum, and, if you’re feeling particularly festive, it can even be finished with a splash of sparkling wine.

Another way to tame the heat is with the old-timey Sherry Cobbler (pictured above). In fashion decades before air conditioning was ubiquitous, the low-alcohol, three-ingredient cocktail can be sipped all afternoon.

For us, the Tom Collins might as well be the official drink of summer. The creation, according to advisor and historian David Wondrich, dates back to early-19th-century London and was actually invented by an American bartender.

Another elixir that we hope becomes a classic is advisor Aisha Sharpe’s Kingston Colada. It’s a delicious mixture of thirst-quenching coconut water, aged rum, sweet pineapple juice and a squeeze of lime.

Having a Memorial Day party? Save some time and use master mixologist and advisor Dale DeGroff’s recipe for a pitcher of tasty Margaritas. That way, you can sit back and experience the great outdoors.

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  • Drinking in America posted 6 years ago

    Don't forget about a nice spiked Arnold Palmer, perfect way to start off the memorial day weekend...or any summer weekend?


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