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Summertime Refreshment: Tips for Making the Perfect Drink

One of the simple pleasures of summertime is having an icy cold beverage in your hand.

Whether you are just relaxing at home with your family or entertaining guests, learning how to make a fantastic drink is worth the time and effort.

Visit us at Dressler’s Restaurant and choose from our wide array of wines, beers, and liquors. Not sure what to choose? Consult our fabulous bar managers–Brian Lorusso at the Metropolitan and Kevin McNamara at Birkdale Village won’t steer you wrong.

Read the tips below and you’ll be ready to impress your family and friends with delicious drinks at home.

Start with great glassware. Amazing drinks taste and look better in nice glasses: beer/wine, flutes, rocks, highball, martini, old-fashioned, snifters, hurricane, and margarita glasses are a few of your choices.

Use fresh and colorful ingredients. Buy quality alcohol and pay attention to the details. Stock your home bar with plenty of fresh limes, lemons, oranges, pineapples, berries, and mint. Keep straws, stirrers, and lots of ice on hand.

Respect the classics. Always keep some traditional beverages on hand. Beer and wine are popular for a reason.

Learn how to make mixed drinks. Feeling adventurous? Try some new recipes and learn how to make a martinimargarita, mojito, whiskey sour, Manhattan, or sangria. You never know when you’ll stumble upon your next favorite beverage.

Always have nonalcoholic beverages on hand. Not everyone drinks alcohol, so be sure to have several nonalcoholic choices on hand, including ice-cold sweet tea, lemonade, punch, ginger ale, and club soda.

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