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Posts tagged ‘cocktails’

watermelon margaritas with jalapeno infused tequila

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas with Jalapeno Infused Tequila

Tonight, just like last year, Ginger and I will be some of the first to arrive at the La Condesa Street Party for Cinco de Mayo, which I now treat as the official kick-off to summer in Austin, and we will throw down like Pleepleus. Cheers with us from a far, tomorrow night or any time this summer, with these fun little recipes for watermelon agua fresca and jalapeno infused tequila, which together make a mean Spicy Watermelon Margarita. If you really want to turn up the heat, make some of my DIY sriracha salt and crush it up for the rim. Salud!

fever break punch recipe deep eddy vodka

Fever Break Punch with Deep Eddy Ruby Red

The last few weeks of Fall-like, 70-degree days and cooler nights have been an absolute gift after all those sweltering heatwaves of July — at least for me, since we’re going to miss September and October in New England (my absolute favorite time of year and place to spend it in) when we move to…Austin, over Labor Day. (There! I said it! Everybody freak out now!)

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Mango White Tea Mojitos with Basil

Spending summers with my dad when he was stationed in places like St. Louis and South Carolina with the Air Force, I learned to appreciate (maybe even love) iced tea. There’s really nothing better than an ice cold sweetened tea for cooling down in the sweltering heat — that is, unless, you spike it with some siesta-inducing hooch.

designer cocktails on the cheap

Celeb-Inspired Cocktails on the Cheap

Shoestring was on the hunt for the haute cocktails favored by celebrities and socialites these days, so we quizzed two elixir experts — one in NYC, one in SoCal — and came away with these tips, tricks, and trendy recipes to test-drive at home (with ten or so of your nearest and dearest, of course), for about $5 each.

EAST COAST: The Cutting Edge New Yorker