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Thumb_11025_Rebel Yell

Thumb_11025_Rebel Yell

The egg white adds some foaminess to the sweet and sour drink and helps bring everything together. We could have used some togetherness in the late 18th century, when the U.S. Congress passed an excise tax on spirits and caused the "Whiskey Rebellion."

Thumb_9495_Fresh Lemongrass Ginger Ale

Thumb_9495_Fresh Lemongrass Ginger Ale

Inspired by a recipe from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this is a drink that will have your friends praising you to infinity and beyond. Read more about this recipe at Steamy Kitchen.

Thumb_12375_Mango Lassi

Thumb_12375_Mango Lassi

Lassi is a cold, refreshing yogurt-based drink originating in Punjab. A lassi can be sweet, such as this mango lassi, or savory, with cumin and turmeric. Read more about this recipe in The Take-Out Menu Cookbook.

Thumb_12597_Pastis Negroni

Thumb_12597_Pastis Negroni

A takeoff on the classic Italian apéritif, Negroni -- roughly equal parts gin, campari and vermouth -- this licorice-y version made with pastis is less bitter and even more refreshing. It's a perfect pre-dinner drink in the summer.

Thumb_12408_Classic Pastis

Thumb_12408_Classic Pastis

This is the classic aperitif of the southern French region of Provence. Flavored mostly with anise seed, pastis is diluted with however much water you'd like. One way to stretch the drink out is to start strong and keep adding water until you end up with a cloudy, light last gulp.

Thumb_11043_Classic Mint Julep

Thumb_11043_Classic Mint Julep

This is one of the countless number of "classic" mint julep recipes. It's a slight variation on a recipe handed down by Booker Noe, Jim Bean's grandson. There's no active muddling involved. Instead, the mint steeps in the simple syrup like tea. The julep mixture should keep fine for months, though we've never known it to last that long.

Thumb_13962_Thai-Inspired Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary

Thumb_13962_Thai-Inspired Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary

The foodie version of a Bloody Mary. Read more about this at Cook & Eat.

Thumb_11115_Avocado-Coconut Milk Shake

Thumb_11115_Avocado-Coconut Milk Shake

If someone tells you to live on meal replacement drinks for a week, by all means, substitute this. I like it best sprinkled with a little sea salt. Read more about this recipe at hogwash.