Thai Basil, Grapefruit and Chia Tonic Recipe
Chef Seamus Mullen of New York City’s Tertulia restaurant has completely embraced a healthy lifestyle that includes making excellent refreshers like this tonic here, which is sweet and tart but also incredibly satisfying, thanks to the chia. Slideshow: More Chia Seed Recipes
To re-create the flavor of the banana liqueur, John deBary shakes a chunk of banana into this delicious mocktail. Get the recipe at Food & Wine.
The Giant Peach Recipe
This refreshing coffee soda is sweetened with homemade peach syrup. Tonic syrup adds a beautiful herbal note, but tonic water is a good stand-in. Slideshow: More Coffee Drinks
If you’re not drinking beer as a cocktail, you’re seriously missing out. These frosty, bubbly drinks are perfect for hot summer days and couldn’t be easier to make. Whip up a Michelada with Mexican beer, orange juice, fresh lime and a dash of hot sauce, or make a simple shandy by mixing beer with lemonade or ginger ale. Check out our favorite beer cocktail recipes here.
Red Sangria | This is the easiest red sangria you can make because it contains just five ingredients and comes together right in the pitcher. Sangria, especially red sangria, is one of our favorite pitcher drinks because it's colorful, festive and comes together incredibly fast.
Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria | This strong but not overly sweet sangria is nicely spiced with cinnamon, anise and cloves and it has just enough crushed red pepper to give it a tiny kick.
Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples | This strong but not overly sweet sangria is nicely spiced with cinnamon, anise and cloves and it has just enough crushed red pepper to give it a tiny kick.
Mother's Ruin Punch | Classicist bartenders have resurrected the centuries-old ritual of the formal punch service. Here, Philip Ward makes a potent concoction named after the old British slang for gin.
Blood Orange Margaritas | Chef Dean Fearing calls this drink, "the fall margarita." The sweet-tart blood orange flavor intensifies the margarita-ness of it.
Rum Punch | This recipe is easy to multiply for crowds. To ensure that a large batch stays chilled without becoming watery, serve it in a punch bowl set in a larger bowl of crushed ice.
Jasmine Spritzers | This refreshing vodka cocktail, from chef Rachel Klein's friend Julie Weinberg, gets its incredible floral flavor from essential oil. Even a drop or two is powerful.
Melon Sparkler with Tapioca Pearls | Mixing honeydew juice with the fizzy Italian wine Moscato makes a super-refreshing cocktail. Melon balls and chewy tapioca pearls are fun to eat and cute to look at.