This fruity beer cocktail falls somewhere between a shandy, a margarita, and a radler. Serve with citrus slices and a half-salted rim, if you'd like, or omit the salt for a straight-up refreshing sipper.
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For a lighter spin on the classic margarita, look no further than a can of lime La Croix of your favorite lime-flavored seltzer water of choice. With no added sugar, this skinny version is super easy to make and comes with significantly less guilt. Serve in a festive margarita glass rimmed with salt, if desired.
9 of 23Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
The ratios here (4:3:2:1) make this classic drink an easy-to-memorize addition to your beach house bar repertoire. Prepare simple syrup by heating equal parts water and granulated sugar until sugar dissolves. Make a big batch and refrigerate for sweetening lemonade, iced tea, or cocktails.
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Cinco de Mayo
Lime margaritas are not the only way to toast this day. May 5th celebrates an important military victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. (It's a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. That's September 16th.) Surprise your guests by serving these delicious drinks with Mexican flavor. Salud!
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Sangría Recipe Refreshing, fruity Sangría is a perfect choice for the wine drinkers at your gathering.