Two experts spill their secrets—and don't worry, each is totally doable, even for people who rarely entertain.
By Lynn Andriani
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Buy a Big Melon
Speaking of watermelon, Hopkins swears no guest at a summer party ever turns down a drink made with watermelon—whether alcoholic or not. He purees chunks of the fruit with a splash of citrus juice (lemon, lime or orange) and then mixes that with sparkling water; you could also go the margarita route and combine pureed watermelon with tequila and Triple Sec or turn the melon into a vodka martini.