Cool summer cocktails
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Sideways Sour( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )
A hot, sunny summer calls for icy, cold drinks . . . and summers not quite over yet.
Celebrate with these 10 cocktail recipes from our archives: fruity margaritas and refreshing sangrias, cool mojitos and spicy Bloody Marys. Multiply the recipes in a punch bowl to quench group-sized thirst at backyard parties by the pool, and make a happy toast to the last few days of summer. Or just relax with a glass by yourself.
-- Kelsey Ramos
JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH OF DRAMA: The Sideways Sour cocktail was adapted from one at Bellagio's Baccarat Bar in Las Vegas. The wine is poured on top just before serving, so that it floats with flair. Click here for the recipe.
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