Summer Cocktails Gone Wild

When it gets this hot, sometimes a simple G&T or a frosty beer just isn’t enough. Fortunately, we’ve been amping up our cocktail repertoire all summer. Here are our seven favorite new-school summer cocktails.

1. Avocado Margarita

A tequila-heavy margarita is always refreshing, but even more so with a fresh avocado mixed in, a la this cocktail from Kim Haasarud’s 101 Mojitos and other Muddled Drinks.

Recipe: avocado margarita

2. The New Moscow Mule

We’re big fans of this ginger beer-based cocktail, but guess what’s even better? Ginger, and beer. Brennan Adams, the beverage director at El Centro, D.F. in Washington, D.C., makes this new take on the Mule, mixing ginger-chili simple syrup with vodka and lager.

Recipe: the new moscow mule


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Top 10 Ways to Eat Mac ‘n’ Cheese Before You Die

Is mac ‘n’ cheese the new bacon? Everyone’s favorite comfort food has suddenly gotten a lot more versatile, showing up in everything from burgers to desserts. Here are ten insanely creative ways you should try mac ‘n’ cheese at least once (and probably only once).

10. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Sushi

Who says you can’t eat macaroni with chopsticks and sriracha?

Recipe: The Food in My Beard

9. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Burgers

One comfort food stuffed inside another.

Recipe: The Food in My Beard

8. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Grilled Cheese

The ultimate addition to any grilled cheese sandwich? More cheese.

Recipe: Endless Simmer

7. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Hot Dog

A crucial stop on the ultimate New York hot dog crawl is this bad boy at Ditch Plains. (Photo: Ditch Plains)

6. Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Then there’s mac ‘n’ cheese state fair style: battered and deep-fried.

Recipe: Always Order Dessert

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