Living Guide
Simple and Refreshing Cocktail Recipes

Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for sitting by the fire with a glass of bourbon (neat) and a good book. As spring and summer encroach upon our winter wardrobes and demand that wool overcoats be replaced with shorts and flip-flops, the time comes for new cocktails as well.

I love summer cocktails because they're fun and lighthearted; they don't take themselves too seriously. While I love a great glass of whiskey, I desperately want something a bit less serious when summer weather comes around. Something that feels natural in your hand over a game of corn hole.

Summer cocktails are great and should be done right. With that in mind, here are some recipes for some old classics done right.

1. Margarita

This cocktail is either done really right or really wrong. Use a good-grade tequila and fresh lime juice along with coarse, kosher salt.

2 oz. tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Coarse salt for the rim of the glass