In the wintertime, go ahead stick with your Manhattans or whiskey on the rocks. Summer, however, is the season for more fun and experimentation when it comes to sipping.
Not that there's anything wrong with a classic gin and tonic — but because they're so easy, why not make those at home, and try something more complicated when you go out? Or if you insist on a G & T, try the seasonally changing fancy versions at Eat Street Social — which incorporate things like tea infusions, peach, and citrus.
I love the Beet Cosmo at Craftsman so much that I just started my first batch of home-infused beet vodka. Heyday also makes a delicious beet-tequila concoction called 'The Beetnik'!
Rachel's favorite summer cocktail is the Little Richard at Icehouse, which is a fizzy rum-berry punch with vanilla cream foam on top. It's refreshing as it is festive!