Brighten up your summer with fresh and fruity smashes.
WEB EXTRA: A brief history of the smash.
BONUS RECIPE: Añejo Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Basil Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Bourbon & Peach Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Lost at Sea
BONUS RECIPE: Pepper Smash #2
BONUS RECIPE: Philly Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Peruvian Summer Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Ranger Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Salted Watermelon & Tequila Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Tequila & Sage Smash
BONUS RECIPE: Turista Smash
Forget the black tie—summer is prime time for flip-flops, bbq and sparkling wine.
WEB EXTRA: 25 bubblies under $25.
WEB EXTRA: A guide to the best sparklers for summer.
WEB EXTRA: Where to satisfy your urge to splurge on sparkling wines.
Thanks to a swarm of innovators, there’s a new buzz surrounding mead.
WEB EXTRA: How to make your own mead.
How family-run dairies are making a comeback.
WEB EXTRA: When it comes to making cappuccinos and lattes, which non-dairy alternative can take the heat?
In Martinique, fresh sugarcane is the stuff rum dreams are made of.
WEB EXTRA: A guide to Caribbean rums.
A fresh look at cocktail bitters, summery shandy recipes, and Cooking Channel cocktail darlings Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark on their favorite hangouts, guilty pleasures and drinks.
BONUS RECIPE: Brooklyn Shandy
BONUS RECIPE: Corn Milk Punch
BONUS RECIPE: Fernet My Heart in San Francisco
BONUS RECIPE: Gin & Juice Cleanse
BONUS RECIPE: Vaguely Vegas
David Wondrich navigates the spirits-soaked history of sailor drinks. READ»
Cold-brew coffees inspire a summer on ice.
WEB EXTRA: Check out more of our favorite cold-brews.
Our favorite picnic totes and baskets.
WEB EXTRA: A peek at what’s inside our picnic baskets.
WEB EXTRA: Pre-batched libations geared for a summer in the sun.
right and luscious, tart and sweet, cherries bejewel summer cocktails.
BONUS RECIPE: Brandied Cherries
BONUS RECIPE: Cherry Mint Julep
BONUS RECIPE: Cherry Syrup
BONUS RECIPE: Copa Caipirinha
At the table and in the studio, sommelier turned podcaster Levi Dalton keeps the wine conversation going
WEB EXTRA: 10 great podcasts for imbibers.
Add a fruity splash to cocktails with homemade crème de cassis. READ»
BONUS RECIPE: El Diablo
BONUS RECIPE: Sea of Cortez
Where to drink in Uptown Oakland, the heart of NorCal’s East Bay.
BONUS RECIPE: The Fitzcarraldo
BONUS RECIPE: The Ginger Rogers Redux
Chocolate, rum and espresso unite in a tiramisu ice cream sandwich.
A journey from urban home brewer to rural hop whisperer.
Mexicali Mule, Classic Lemonade Shandy, Gin-Cassis Shandy, Belgium Sucker Punch Shandy, Dueling Banjos, Sirocco Mixture, Preservation Punch, Top 10, Oaxaca Springtime, I’m a Peach, Honeydew Crush, Eastern Smash, One Day in Rio, Southern Hemisphere Smash, Chile-Nectarine Smash, Summers’ Vitae, Melo-Mint Smash, Ti’ Punch, Blue Vein, Dial “D” for Derby
Homemade Crème de Cassis, Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwiches