5 Tips for Inventive Summer Cocktails

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This summer why not get inventive with your libations? The New York Times sent us some cool tips for shaking up refreshing cocktails perfect for those sultry summer days.

  • Gin, Tonic and a Dash of Restraint – Overwrought reinventions aside, a new golden age for a classic cocktail has arrived. By Jeff Gordinier.
  • Giving the Second Ingredient Its Due – In a gin and tonic, the latter is often taken for granted, but the choice of a tonic produces very different cocktails. By Eric Asimov.
  • How Would You Like Your Drink? – Which twist of fruit brings out the best in a gin and tonic “” lime or lemon? We sounded out eight gin experts on the subject. By Robert Simonson.
  • Sangrias to Refresh and Revive – The Spanish punch that is consumed in the heat doesn’t have to be oversweet or headache-inducing. By Eric Asimov
  • Cocktail Snacks With Verve – With both sweet and exotic elements, a bowl of spiced cashews is the right match for a cocktail. By Melissa Clark.

5 Tips for Inventive Summer Cocktiails Photo by Stewart

  • bella

    OK, I know I’m gonna get crucified by the purists here, but for a change why not try dressing your favourite cocktail with something other than lemon and lime. Red grapefruit looks and tastes great, and (and this is the one afficiandos may not like) how about passion-fruit?

    It has all the sharp, bitter zest of lime, but with an ever so slightly tropical twang.
    Try it, you may love it 😉