Though commonly used to chase tequila shots, sangrita’s juicy combo of citrus and tomato juice, amped up with a dash or two of hot sauce, is a wonderful base for a cocktail in its own right. Try it, and trust us: you’ll never look at a Bloody Mary the same way again.
Get the recipe: Sangrita Cocktail
Combining bitter Campari with dry white wine and a splash of soda, this pretty pink spritz is an Italian classic—and a delightfully bright and bubbly way to sip an afternoon away.
Get the recipe: Bicicletta
This twist on a kir royale swaps cassis for the beloved British picnic classic, Pimm’s. With a gin base and lovely notes of citrus and spicy berries, it practically screams summertime. Garnish with strawberries and a sprig of mint for the full effect.
Get the recipe: Pimm’s Royale
The Gold Rush
Though this cocktail does pack a punch, its mellow honey sweetness and warming bourbon base lends itself to slow, lazy sipping. Feel free to substitute rye for bourbon for a slightly spicier drink.
Get the recipe: The Gold Rush
Meet the original daytime drink. Sherry cobblers have been a staple of genteel sippers since the mid 1880s—and for good reason: they’re refreshing, grown-up, and low in alcohol. (Yes, that is permission to have another.)
Get the recipe: Sherry Cobbler