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BourbonAde

Recipe by Sophie Felder

BourbonAde

I love my brown liquors, but a glass of whiskey can feel pretty heavy when the sun is blazing. BourbonAde is my way to have bourbon all summer. You can easily adjust this one to lighten up on the alcohol to suit personal preference. It is also easy to mix up a mason jar of

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White Wine Spray

Recipe by Sophie Felder

White Wine Spray

On long and lazy weekends in the afternoon (the best kind!) I look for something that is a little lighter on the alcohol to keep things in check. This recipe is really and truly foolproof: whatever fruit you have + whatever white wine you have (dry is fine!) + club soda = an effervescent summer

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Strawberry-Lime Mojito

Recipe by Sophie Felder

Strawberry-Lime Mojito

I like to prep this cocktails in the glasses ahead of time. Mix up the berries, lime, sugar and mint in advance, and then wait until guests arrive to top off with ice, rum and club soda.

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Summer Lovin’

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Summer Lovin’

Recipe contributed by Sip City. Summer’s almost here, and with it comes outdoor gatherings and celebrations. Beat the heat with this refreshing cocktail full of fresh fruit, herbs and Sip City’s The District switchel. This vinegar-and-ginger-based drink is full of all-natural ingredients and adds a new twist to this exciting cocktail.

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The Last Smoothie

Recipe by Nani Beraha

The Last Smoothie

This smoothie was the last Mother’s Day gift I ever made for my mom. It’s bright and complex. Feel free to tinker with the amounts below to your liking. Add more ginger for more spice, more honey for more sweetness.

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The Wicked Son

Recipe by Aviva Goldfarb

The Wicked Son

Sure, we drink four glasses of wine at the Passover seder, which can definitely get our buzz on, but sometimes we need a little extra something to get us through the long meal and service without losing our patience and to keep our hunger pangs at bay. Plus, it’s fun to greet our guests with

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Harvest Knees

Recipe by District Winery

Harvest Knees

A twist on the classic bee’s knees cocktail, this version has an extra fall-flavored twist in the form of warm spices including cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

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(One) Eight-Night Martini

Recipe by Alex Laufer

(One) Eight-Night Martini

When thinking about a cocktail to serve with a Chanukah meal, I gravitate to a martini to cut the richness of fried latkes. I gave this martini a savory twist by fat-washing our District Made Vodka (with olive oil, of course!) and by adding kosher pickle brine.

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That Rye Nectar

Recipe by Denise Petty

That Rye Nectar

Local honey, along with a honeycomb garnish, shines in this cocktail, making it perfect for Rosh Hashanah. The citrus (lime and orange juices and the orange peel garnish) adds a refreshing lightness, and the orange blossom water is reminiscent of the Middle East and other faraway lands.

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