50 Summer Drinks

Drink up! Food Network Magazine made enough sodas, shakes and cocktails to last all season.

Categories:
Frozen Drinks, Lemonade, Liquor, Mixed Drinks, Punch
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31. Berry-Guava Lemonade: Mash 4 diced strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and 4 tablespoons guava juice in a glass. Fill with ice, then add 6 tablespoons lemon juice and lemon slices.

32. Cherry-Lime Rickey: Mash 6 pitted cherries, 3 lime wedges and 2 teaspoons sugar in a glass. Add 3 ounces gin and ice.

33. Blueberry Slush: Purée 4 ounces tequila, 2 ounces blue curaçao, 1/2 cup blueberries, the juice of 3 limes, 1 tablespoon sugar and 3 cups ice until slushy; pour into 2 sugar-rimmed margarita glasses.

34. Ginger Shandy: Mix equal parts ginger ale and pale ale; serve on the rocks.

35. Chocolate-Cherry Shake: Purée 1 cup softened vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup frozen cherries and 8 chocolate wafers.

36. Pink & Green Aperitif: Mix 2 parts Aperol and 1 part vodka with muddled lime wedges and pink grapefruit juice. Garnish with raspberries.

37. Vir-Gin & Tonic: Crush 2 tablespoons juniper berries with 2 tablespoons fresh mint. Add 1 cup tonic; steep for 20 minutes, then strain. Serve on ice; top with tonic and 2 dashes bitters.

38. Smoky Creamsicle Float: Scoop some vanilla ice cream into a glass; add 1 ounce mezcal and 6 ounces orange soda.

39. Raspberry Egg Cream: Purée 1/4 cup raspberry jam with 1 cup milk. Place 1 tablespoon jam in a glass. Top with the raspberry milk and seltzer; stir.

40. Pink Lemonade: Boil 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup raspberries; let cool. Strain into a pitcher, then stir in 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 cup cold water and ice.

Photographs by Sang An