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  • key lime pie
    March 28, 2013

    Key Lime Pie

    Key limes can now purchased at well-stocked markets during their winter and early spring season, but regular limes work, too.

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  • June 20, 2012

    'Ti Punch

    Rum Drinks by Jessica B. Harris/Chronicle Books, 2009. This is a classic drink of the Creole world. A bit of sugar, plus a few pieces of limes just off the tree, cut and pressed to express their...

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  • June 20, 2012

    Watermelon Coolers

    Sweet, juicy watermelon slices make the perfect addition to a cooling summer cocktail. Tequila or vodka give the right amount of bite to make this cocktail party-ready. Yield: 4 servings...

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  • June 20, 2012

    Ruby Slipper

    Excerpted from The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails by Colleen Mullaney (Sixth&Spring Books, May 2010) This is an ideal cocktail for a gathering of girlfriends. Who needs a book...

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  • June 20, 2012

    Salty Dog

    Recipe from Vintage Cocktails by Assouline, 2009. Available for purchase at www.shopassouline.com.Yield: 1 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces vodka 4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice Kosher or sea...

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  • June 20, 2012

    Petal Pusher

    Wow your guests with this pastel-hued, intensely flavored cocktail made with pear nectar, rose petal liqueur, tequila and a splash of lime and garnished with a fresh edible blossom, the perfect...

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  • June 20, 2012

    Strawberry Limeade

    Lemonade is a summer classic. This recipe offers a refreshing twist! Yield: 8 - 12 servings Ingredients: 1 gallon (16 cups) water 6 cups fresh strawberry juice Juice of 5 limes 1 1/2 - 2 cups...

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  • June 19, 2012

    Grapefruit Press

    Simple and refreshing, this citrus infused cocktail is ideal for summer’s impromptu gatherings. Gin paired with the citrus keeps your thirst quenched and the party going.

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  • June 19, 2012

    Berryrita

    Get your blender ready! The tangy sweetness of summer berries blends perfectly with Chambord, an intensely flavored raspberry liqueur. This drink is a must-have for a sultry summer day. Yield: 4...

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  • June 19, 2012

    Southern Charm

    Super sweet stone fruits, tangy lime and passion fruit liqueur come together to serve as a flavorful base for plenty of bourbon. This summertime afternoon delight might just coax you to relax in the...

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  • June 18, 2012

    Nantucket Lemonade

    This punch gets its name from a concoction the author whipped up for a dockside get-together on the island several summers ago. The ginger ale balances the tart lemon and lime citrus tones, while the...

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  • June 18, 2012

    Watermelon-Basil Margarita

    Blender Drinks 101 by Kim Haasarud, Wiley (2010); photographs by Alexandra Grablewski This refreshing spin on a margarita is the ultimate summer cocktail. Blend watermelon chunks, lime and basil...

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  • June 18, 2012

    Mojitarita

    Here’s a new twist on the ever-hot mojito. Instead of rum, tequila adds a tasty and powerful punch and pairs well with mint and lime. These incredibly refreshing cocktails are ideal served by...

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  • June 18, 2012

    Pimm's Cup

    Reprinted with permission from Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined, from New York’s Employees Only Bar by Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric, copyright © 2010. Published by Ten Speed...

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  • June 18, 2012

    Berry Daquiri

    Excerpted from The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails by Colleen Mullaney (Sixth&Spring Books, May 2010) It may be the classic, but you don’t have to limit yourself to...

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