Poll: What are Your Favorite Summer Drinks?

Friends, it is hella warm here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I want to have a refreshing boozy drink. What are your favorites? Non-boozy suggestions welcome also, should that be the way you roll.

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P-Mag’s Ultimate Cocktails: The Russian Lit

[Original publication date: May 8, 2014]

Oh, I see you over there, Moscow Mules, with your vodka and fancy copper drinking vessels. Your existence is all well and good, but you do not contain the most magical of liquors: Gin. [ed. note: HELL YEAH!]

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P-Mag’s Ultimate Cocktails: Spicy Gin Cucumber Lemonade

In a move that surprises absolutely no one who knows me, I decided to make another gin cocktail for our ongoing drink-of-the-day series this month. I’m not sure from where I first stumbled across this recipe for boozy lemonade, but I’m glad I did. It’s adaptable to your tastes and level of laziness, and once the weather heats up, it will be perfect for outdoor drinking.

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P-Mag’s Ultimate Cocktails: The Russian Lit

Oh, I see you over there, Moscow Mules, with your vodka and fancy copper drinking vessels. Your existence is all well and good, but you do not contain the most magical of liquors: Gin (ed. note: HELL YEAH!).

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Pmag’s Ultimate Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea

Once upon a time, in a century far, far away, I was once the chief drink-slinger at a dive bar. It may be the best job I’ve ever had.  Read More Pmag’s Ultimate Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea

Catching Sunlight in Cucumbers

Even before the push towards seasonal eating, which focuses on meals that include the produce that is in season (hence the name), some foods were defined by when they were ripe. In Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, mad men tried to extract sunlight from cucumbers, and it’s easy to see why they’d try it: cucumbers, despite their cool, refreshing nature, taste like summer. Read More Catching Sunlight in Cucumbers