Ditch the pick up lines. Perfect these cocktails to win Most Popular at every party this summer season. Between the drink names & your dazzling swizzle skills, you’ll be the charming smarty with booze & something to talk about. Just like Brian Flanagan.
1. Porch Swing – You may not be able to fit a real porch swing on your humble urban stoop, but there is plenty of room for this gin-based drink. Credit Manhattan restaurant Blue Smoke for this delightful summer beverage, says Smitten Kitchen.
3. Strawberry Sake Cocktail – Of course you only drink seasonal. Swap out the sake for vodka and call it a Farmer John.
4. Lambic Sangria - Lame name, but so good. Beer, not wine, provides the base for this tart and twisted turn on the ho-hum staple.
Not up for newfangled recipes? The New York Times just published an easy guide to Twelve Uncomplicated Summer Cocktails. Cheers.
Amanda Miller wrote Recipe Roundup: Kentucky Derby + Cinco de Mayo. She has written about food and travel for Jauntsetter, Chapelboro.com and more. Follow her on twitter @victuspopuli.