In many parts of the country, warm weather is already creeping in, and in others, we're just starting to get teases of the impending summertime. Thankfully, our 2008 Summer Drinks Issue has started hitting newsstands and mailboxes, and it's full of fantastic warm-weather drink inspiration to get you geared up for the season. Bartenders across the country, including Kevin Ludwig of Beaker & Flask, Albert Trummer of Fraiche, Charles Joly of The Drawing Room and many more, contributed delicious recipes (Kevin's incredible carrot margarita is already becoming a reader favorite). This issue also includes features on iced coffee, summer wine picks, rosewater cocktails, Saison ales and the most unbelievable homemade ginger ale recipe—seriously, it's become a staple among the Imbibe staff!
We hope you enjoy this year's Summer Drinks Issue, and if you haven't gotten your copy yet, or you just want a little something extra, here's a recipe to tide you over from one our favorite bar mavens, Alberta Straub. Also be sure to check out our online recipe section, where you can find other bonus drink recipes.
Bourbon & Peach Smash
2 slices fresh peach
Handful fresh mint
1 slice fresh ginger
1 oz. simple syrup
1 1/2 oz. fine bourbon
Splash Punt e Mes
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: mint sprig and ginger slice
Add ingredients in a glass and muddle vigorously. Add bourbon and Punt e Mes. Pack with large chunks of ice, top with ginger ale and garnish.
Welcome to Imbibe Magazine's between-issues look at liquid culture with drink recipes, news and more. From coffee to cocktails, Imbibe celebrates your world in a glass.