LET'S DO THIS: Flirty cocktails
I'll admit, my love of cosmopolitans hails from the late, great HBO series "Sex and the City."
But even though I attempted the drink because of my love for the show, I continued drinking them because of my love for the recipe.
No matter how the glasses are dressed and decorated, fabulous cocktails will always center around the recipe - or perhaps, the bartender.
So enjoy these recommendations for summery, fruity cocktails.
They're definitely cute to look at, but they're even better to sip.
The New York Cocktail
• 2 ounces blended whiskey
• 1 ounce lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
• teaspoon grenadine
• Lemon twist for garnish
Directions: Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.
• 2 ounces navy or dark rum
• 4 ounces pineapple juice
• 1 ounce cream of coconut
• 1 ounce orange juice
• Nutmeg for garnish
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and pour in tumbler glass. Finish glass with lemon twist, strawberry and pineapple skewer.
Recipes provided by: cocktails.com