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End-of-Summer Sips

Peach-Basil Margarita

So you've bought a bottle of peach liqueur to make the Peach-Almond Icebox Cake.

Thai Basil and Cumin Lemonade

If my son ever decides to have a lemonade stand, I’d like to think I’d have some influence over his product.

Watermelon Blush

Made with St-Germain, an elderflower liqueur, this summery drink is sweet, with a light effervescence.

Honeydew-Cucumber Shake with Cucumber Granita

So pale is this shake’s green shade that you could almost call it silver.

Summer Peach Cooler

These nonalcoholic cocktails of seltzer and peach purée are a perfect use for great in-season peaches, with their syrupy juice and jasmine-like aroma.

Tea-Quila Highball

This drink is a specialty of James Meehan of PDT (Please Don't Tell) in New York City.

Classic Negroni

This ruby-red classic Italian cocktail is pleasantly bitter with a hint of sweetness from the vermouth.


The martini is the great-grandfather of all stirred cocktails.

Apricot-Vanilla Sparkling Wine Floats

A grown-up take on a root beer float, this dessert is elegant yet playful, and a great way to take advantage of stone fruit season.


Unlike so many classic cocktails, there is no dispute over who invented the Bellini.

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