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LET'S DO THIS: Flirty cocktails

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
June 11, 2014 at 1:11 a.m.


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.

Painkiller

• 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

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