When an overly bitter cocktail needs a shot of sweetness, there are a number of fixes in a bartender's arsenal. You might think to grab your trusty bottle of simply syrup to take the edge off, but others are adding in a more natural option: honey. In many cocktails, honey's thickness and depth of flavor can stand up against other ingredients, whereas simple syrup or agave nectar often recede into the background. Just imagine a Bee's Knees without the stick stuff. All you'd be left with is a glass of gin and squeeze of lemon juice.
August is National Peach month which reminded us of this: On an episode of The Walking Dead, badass Daryl (Norman Reedus) accompanies virtuous Beth (Emily Kinney) on her first booze run. When they score some schnapps, Daryl smashes the bottle, proclaiming, “Your first drink ain’t gonna be no peach schnapps.” Spoiler alert, they find moonshine—much classier. This scene was disturbing on multiple fronts, but mostly why waste a perfectly good bottle of schnapps during the apocalypse? Clearly, Daryl doesn’t know how good it can be in cocktails.
If you’re heading to a picnic, beach party or potluck today, don’t just bring potato salad or pie. Be everyone’s favorite guest by showing up with a big bag of ice and a pitcher of one of these easily pre-batched summer cocktails.
1. Vino Francesca
This food-friendly sangria is made with fruity rosé.
1/3 cup boiling water
15 sage leaves, plus more for garnish
One 750-milliliter bottle rosé
Lemon twists, for garnish
Now that school is out (woohoo!), we can all relax and have a little fun. Follow this guide to learn the rules of beer pong! To find out more information and to read the full article, visit WikiHow.com.