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Guest Picks: Summer Cocktail Hour
Lemonade, slushies, iced tea, cold beer — summer is made for cool beverages. Serve them in style with these classic and eclectic bar picks
Event planner by day, food enthusiast and blogger by night. I write the blog Channeling Contessa, where I share recipes, culinary inspiration, and cooking and lifestyle tips. You can check it out at www.channelingcontessa.com.
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Excluding grilling, cooking in July is a rare occurrence. Salads and produce become main dishes, and the dining area is left empty in favor of the backyard. More often than not, a cool and refreshing drink is all you really need. These 20 accessories will make lemonade, margaritas and iced coffee easier to have in reach than ever. — Clara from Channeling Contessa
Mason jars are nothing new, but these summer sippers come equipped with lids and a slot for a straw.
Coffee syrup is a concentrate of the classic morning beverage. Add it to drinks, desserts and even marinades for a kick.
This juicer will hold a lot, and the handle and pour spout make sure you don't lose any of it.
This glass liquid measuring beaker is not only fully functional, but also pretty enough to use on the table.
I love this modern take on an ice box. The lacquer finish and square shape make it unique.
This pedestal serving bowl is the perfect centerpiece when filled with citrus fruit. Guests can easily grab one to slice and add to their drinks.
When a scoop of ice cream is involved (gelato affogatos or root beer floats), these spoons are just what you need.
Silkscreened felt coasters will protect your tabletop in style.
This bottle opener is at the top of my wish list. The lines are too good!
I love the casual shape and material of these wooden stoppers.
The shape of these hand-carved cocktail tools is so unique.
You can actually keep this pitcher in your fridge, thanks to its narrow design.
Anything that you like to drink can go into a popsicle mold — it's just one giant ice cube!
Stainless steel straws are both attractive and reusable.
When you have a lot of juicing to do, this is your new best friend.
A polished aluminum serving tray is perfect for holding cocktail odds and ends.
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