Newsflash, Washingtonians: It’s hot.
The kind of hot, in fact, that renders even rooftop patios unbearable, that makes the three-block walk to the metro feel like a trek through the Amazon rainforest. When you can’t bear the thought of yet another Saturday spent “experimenting” with margarita recipes or sipping a glass (or three) of chilled white wine, it’s time to mix up some new-to-you cocktails from the comfort of your air-conditioned home bar. Here are a few recipes that we’ve been eyeing around the blogosphere.
Ginger Campari Slushies via Design Love Fest
The only thing we love more than this cocktail’s pairing of Campari and zippy ginger is its gorgeous, rosy glow. It’s a slurp-able frozen sip that’s just the right balance of bitter and sweet.
Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonics via The Kitchn
This one’s got the makings of the perfect aperitif: herbaceous and crisp, sparkling and almost savory. Hendrick’s gin is a natural for this, but a drier gin would work well, too.
Guadalajara Sour via New York Times
You’ve probably got everything you need for this super simple sipper: tequila blanco, fresh lemon juice, a quick simple syrup, and a dash of chilled rosé.
Sandià via Food & Wine
The bartenders at the Modern in New York City are the folks behind this cooling concoction: smooth melon rum muddled with cantaloupe, lemon, and dill, topped with a splash of chilled tonic water.