Skinny Drinks for Summer

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

Celery Cilantro Cocktail
1 oz Absolut Citron
3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp simple syrup*
5 inch piece celery
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbsp seltzer

Xanadu Cocktail: Basil and Grapefruit
2 basil leaves
1/2 grapefruit, juiced
1 1/2 ounce Hendricks Gin
1/4 ounce simple syrup
club soda
1 thin slice grapefruit

English Maid
2 oz Hendricks Gin
3 Slices of Cucumber (muddled)
Pinch of Mint (muddled)
¾ oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Technique: Muddle, Shaken, Double Strain
Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Cucumber Slice

Hand Crafted Margarita
El Charro Silver Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Agave Nectar
Technique: Shaken
Glass: English High Ball
Garnish: Lime Wedge

* One can cheat and combine one tablespoon of agave syrup with one tablespoon of water in place of simple syrup.

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