bloody mary

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Bloody Mary with Basil Vodka
This breakfast favorite gets updated for summer, becoming even more of a pick-me-up than usual thanks to its herb-infused liquor.

Get the recipe: Bloody Mary with Basil Vodka

pomegranate margarita

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Pomegranate Margaritas with Habanero Tequila
Ice cold, with a sweet fruity flavor and a zingy, pepper-induced edge, this is the perfect drink for a summer evening in the yard.

Get the recipe: Pomegranate Margaritas with Habanero Tequila


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Mojitos with Pineapple Rum
Think of this as the piña colada's more sophisticated cousin—it's lighter and simpler, but it's still got plenty of tropical flavor.

Get the recipe: Mojitos with Pineapple Rum

raspberry spritzer

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Raspberry Thyme Spritzer
Fruit-infused syrup with sparkling water creates a grown-up soda that can be far less sweet than store-bought sugar bombs.

Get the recipe: Raspberry Thyme Spritzer

grapefruit spritzer

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Grapefruit-Ginger Spritzer
A sparkling treat perfect for those who like bubbles but prefer savory to sweet.

Get the recipe: Grapefruit-Ginger Spritzer

melon slushie

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Second Shots
Need more ways to use up your infused spirits? Cat recommends tequila melon slushes, basil vodka lemon spritzers or a pineapple-orange rum cocktail.

Get the recipes: Tequila-Melon Slushes, Basil Vodka Lemon Spritzers and Pineapple-Orange Rum Cocktails.

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