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This apricot daiquiri will erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink.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.

A black platter with several grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa, a few cherry tomatoes, and a wooden board with cut chicken, halved plums, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

A glass of Mexican mojito with lime slices floating in it and a mint sprig garnish.

Mexican Mojito

Inspired by its Cuban cousin, this Mexican mojito might even be sexier and suaver thanks to that bad boy, smooth tequila. Buena onda, indeed.

A white bowl filled with blueberry nectarine crisp with a scoop missing and a spoon laying beside it.

Nectarine and Blackberry Crisp

“Summery delicious,” “A wonderful summery dessert,” and “Perfection!” is what our testers had to say about this stunning fruit-filled crisp. We think so, too.

A rocks glass filled with bing cherries with wine syrup and vanilla ice cream

Bing Cherries with Wine Syrup

A bit zingy, plenty sweet, and just the right amount boozy. Together with vanilla ice cream, you’ve got a great adult ice cream sundae.

A scoop of black currant ice cream melting over a waffle.

Black Currant Ice Cream

Ice cream layered with sweet fruity jam, this treat is scoopable, creamy, and an absolute delight on a summer afternoon. And it’s very nearly foolproof.

A blue bowl full of creamy potato salad with hardboiled eggs and a large spoon.

Classic Potato Salad

Pretty much exactly what you think of as quintessential potato salad—potatoes, eggs, relish, mayo, celery. Who needs bells and whistles when you have perfection?

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 sheet of blueberry lemon bars with one cut out, laying on a piece of parchment paper.

Blueberry Lemon Bars

Like a pie in bar form, with a crisp crust and a soft, lemony, blueberry-filled center. These bars are a big hit at summer barbecues when you’re in the mood to share.