Our Favorite Summer Sips

on August 10, 2011
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mangrias with Malbec, Rum, Mangos and Key Limes

Shake up traditional sangria with fruity malbec wine, rum and velvety mangoes. Recipe: Mangrias with Malbec, Rum, Mangos and Key Limes

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Lime Refresher

At your next party serve tangy lime spritzers to your non-drinking friends so they can sip and toast along with everyone else. Recipe: Lime Refresher

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Melon Rum Punch

Mixing in slices of fresh fruit is an easy way to take your summery drinks to the next level. This after-five potable relies on tangy melon for a punch of flavor. Recipe: Melon Rum Punch

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Summer Rum Slushes

Peach-flavored rum, canned limeade, berries and ice combine for a refreshing grown-up slushie. Recipe: Summer Rum Slushes

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Watermelon Agua Fresca Spritzer

Aqua fresca (literally: "water refreshment") gets a fruity, juicy kick from sweet summery watermelon. Recipe: Watermelon Agua Fresca Spritzer

Photo and Styling: Karry Hosford

Tall Cool Ones

In the dog days of summer, we're willing to raise our glass to almost anything cold. Starting with our Thai-Style Limeade with Vodka, here are a few truly stellar sippers Recipe: Thai-Style Limeade with Vodka

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Texas Rio Star Grapefruit and Vodka Cooler

Old (salty) dogs can learn new tricks - especially when you amp up the effervescence with sparkling mineral water. Recipe: Texas Rio Star Grapefruit and Vodka Cooler

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Blackberry Smoothies

Berry picking is a summer activity your kids are guaranteed to love. After a full day out in the sun, turn the fruits of your labors into icy cold smoothies. Recipe: Blackberry Smoothies

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

For a morning brunch cool down, blend strawberries and kiwis for a refreshing smoothie; honey adds an extra hint of sweetness. Recipe: Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie