Our contributors know a thing or two about imbibing: Anne Becerra was the first woman in New York to become a certified cicerone (a.k.a. beer sommelier); the Hella Bitter boys run a successful bitters brewing company and cocktail brand; Sarah Tracey is an expert at City Winery New York; and that's only naming a few! Here are their suggestions on what to drink during the hot summer months.
Our Bloody Marys look different, but all three use traditional ingredients -- tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot-pepper sauce, and salt. Red, yellow, or orange tomatoes give each a unique hue.
The sweet-and-sour soft drink known as switchel, made with fresh ginger and a dash of cider vinegar, was a popular thirst-quencher among harvest field workers in 19th-century New England. We're spinning our homemade switchel in a resolutely grown-up direction by adding in rye whiskey.