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Summer Coolers: Recipes for Your Weekend Parties

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This weekend is definitely going to be a hot one. Whether you're hosting a BBQ or pool party, you are going to want to mix it up with some fresh new cocktails. Not to hate on the margarita, but who wants to keep running back and forth to the blender? Here are some easily mixed drinks to make your weekend a splash!.

Herradura Tropical Cooler
I can attest to a special affinity for blanco tequila and peach nectar

In a shaker with ice add:
2 ounces Herradura Blanco
4 ounces peach nectar
4 ounces pineapple juice
Strain into rocks glass and garnish with grilled peach and pineapple slice

Joie De VeeV
The cocktail of the month at the SkyBar/Mondrian

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1 1/2 Veev
3/4 lime juice
3/4 simple syrup
Prep/Muddle strawberry and mint, add liquor
Shake & Strain over ice
Serve In a short glass and garnish with a mint sprig