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6 classic summer drinks

By: Enrique Gili on July 29, 2010, 6:04 a.m.
glasses of lemonade with mint

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6 classic summer drinks

As the temperature climbs and the humidity rises, summer coolers and cocktails are a tasty way to defeat the heat. Poured by the pitcher over heaps of ice, these summertime concoctions made of fresh fruit, light wines, sparkling water and clear spirits are the ideal libations for outdoor BBQs and casual dining.

And if you're looking to go a bit lighter this summer, most of these can be made without the spirits but still the light fruit and bubbly. The whole family can enjoy as you enjoy the outdoors and nature in this most beautiful of seasons.