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Gintender.com’s Erik Holzherr reveals the secret to a perfect summer cocktail.
What ingredients make a drink best for hot weather?
When creating a summer drink, the focus should be on making it refreshing as well as seasonal. You want to avoid sweet, which will not quench your thirst. Long drinks, with soda or tonic—especially nice artisanal tonic water—paired with fresh fruit and herbs are perfect patio sippers. Adding a small amount of bitter liqueur, such as Campari or Fernet, can balance out a muddled sweet fruit.