Cocktail Party

2 hands, each holding a wine glass 3 quarters full of a bubbly orange cocktail with ice and an orange slice.

Aperol Spritz

A modern riff on the classic Italian cocktail. The addition of orange-flavored hard seltzer gives your drink a refreshing, and unexpected, upgrade.

A metal serving tray with two apricot daiquiris with stir sticks, a juiced lemon, and a pot with poached apricots.

Apricot Daiquiri

This apricot daiquiri will erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it’ll exponentially up your summer entertaining game.

Various filled puff pastry twists lying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Comté and Sesame Twists

The utterly French taste and sumptuousness of these fancy bébés will make every day feel like you’re walking along the Seine wearing a beret.

Three glasses of sweet tea cocktail on a wooden table.

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That’s all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you’ll want to sip all afternoon long.

A white oval platter holding a bowl of dill dip with potato chips beside it.

Dill Dip With Potato Chips

This dip is creamy for sure, but it’s really all about the dill. Loads of fresh, green, herby dill. As much as we love potato chips, try it on everything.

A chile-spiked margarita on a linen cocktail napkin with a lime wedge on the side and a whole green chile in the drink.

Chile-Spiked Margarita

If you’ve ever sought an excuse to start making your own margaritas, this is it. Salted, warming, and lip-puckering limey. Fresh!

Three crab cakes with ritz crackers on a metal tray with a small bowl of lemon butter, lemon wedges, and dill sprigs nearby.

Crab Cakes With Ritz Crackers

Plump little bits of crab and not much else, these morsels are better than typical crab cakes. A crisp crust and a buttery lemon sauce are all it takes to make dinner perfect.