In the days before air conditioning, a cold cocktail was the quickest way to cool down -- short of dunking your head in a bucket of ice water. Even though we have technology on our side now, these refreshing drinks remain the best remedy for long, hot summer afternoons when the only thing that will do is the mingling of citrus, sugar, soda, and spirit.
Admit it, nothing tastes better than a frozen margarita at the height of summer. The mix of slushy booze and sugar is hard to beat. The fresh grapefruit juice in this one adds extra-citrusy tartness. Find it here.
Do you like sweet tea? Of course you do. Do you like sweet tea with alcohol? Do I really have to ask? This julep has all of the charm of that tall glass of sweet tea you drank when you were a child, plus some grown-up sophistication. Here you go.