What, did you think margaritas were only for Cinco de Mayo? There’s no better time to whip up a margarita than the hot days of summer. Perfect the traditional margarita recipe, and then get crazy with spicy, sweet, and fruity margarita recipes.
Rum is the spirit of summer — and why shouldn’t it be? Made in the Caribbean and sun-loving countries like Puerto Rico, it's perfect for the warm weather, so go ahead and perfect any and all rum cocktails this summer. Start with the classic Dark and Stormy or rum and Coke (with a twist), and work your way up to the punches and fruity cocktails.
Don't forget those who want a non-boozy beverage — now’s the time to whip up some great mocktails that everyone can enjoy. If you need inspiration for a kid’s party or a baby shower, look no further than these three mocktails.
No other drink signifies the start of summer better than the mojito. Minty and sweet, muddled and fun, the mojito is the signature drink of summer — and there are lots of ways to serve it. (After all, who doesn’t want a mojito jelly shot?)