Our Staff’s Picks for the Best Summer Drinks

by Marie Rodriguez

“CL Smooth, a.K.A. C-Minus, a.K.A. Coors Light, optimistically protected in the dirt while camping or sand even as at the seashore. Make certain the mountains on the can are blue!” —Matt Kettmann, contributing editor.

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“Sauvignon Blanc is the person version of lemonade, puckering up my mouth with vivid acidity at the same time as backing that zap with a hint of fruity richness. Honestly, I almost can’t drink it within the winter, due to the fact to me, it tastes tart for the season. But I crave it within the warmth of summertime and might drink a pitcher every night before dinner.” —Jim Gordon, contributing editor

“Pink pét-nat all day, each day! Also, pitchers of Margaritas with tacos on the deck of a Mexican eatery and the occasional ice-cold Martini with a twist.” —Christina Pickard, contributing editor

“I think about lobster rolls, clam bellies, watermelon, tomatoes. What I want to drink with the one’s delights tiers from rosés to crisp whites. Vermentino became a summer season move-to once I had it in Sardinia. Sipping this salty, citric-perfumed white strikes a chord in my memory of swirls of pasta crowned with purple mullet bottarga, looking the island’s water lap on the sand.” —Lauren Mowery, contributing editor, journey

“Summer is all about rosé for me. I drink gallons of the crimson stuff for the duration of Seattle’s oh-so-quick sunny season.” —Sean P. Sullivan, contributing editor

“An array of Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers fills my refrigerator all summer season long. Their pristine Pilsner is terrific for the seashore, the Blood Orange Wheat Radler refreshes all through a sport of volleyball and a Smoke & Dagger Black Lager complements barbeque.” —Lauren Buzzeo, coping with editor

“Two of my favorite summer season beverages, specifically after I become bartending at a rooftop bar, had been a Spicy Peach Margarita (with silver Tequila, fresh lime juice, Scotch bonnet peppers, and white peach purée) and gin muddled with blueberries and basil, crowned with a dash of St-Germain elderflower liqueur and membership soda.” —Craig Chamberlain, tasting coordinator

“Chilled reds make me experience like summer season: sylph-like Pinots, but also Zweigelt and Loire Cabs. If I want a thirst-quencher in a warmness wave it’s a G’pritzter, that’s Gelber Muskateller with glowing water.” —Anne Krebiehl, MW, contributing editor

“I marketing campaign for bubbles all year but, if it’s possible, opt for them even more in the summer time. Pét-nat (glaringly), col fondo and properly on’ Prosecco is on repeat. Pink wines and lighter, extra acidic, chilled reds additionally make me glad. But, if I occur to be in Maine, I can’t now drink Maine Mead Works’ Ram Island Lavender Lemonade. It’s an unintentional way of life.” —Sarah E. Daniels, accomplice editor

When asked what summertime tastes like, several editors spoke back the identical manner. Here’s what our G&T fan membership had to mention.
“Gin and tonic, with plenty of ice and sparkling lime, ideally Distillery 209 Gin and Fever-Tree tonic, though Q is also precise, in particular inside the little to-cross cans. Aperol Spritz will also do the trick.” —Virginie Boone, contributing editor

“Gin, gin, gin and specially G&Ts: tennis whites at some stage in the day, summertime porch sipping as the sun is going down, tall glasses of ice and lime wedges.” —Kara Newman, spirits editor

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