Mikkeller beer pumps
Hip hops: How Mikkeller Became Denmark’s King of Craft Beers

Beer geeks love Mikkeller. But could the Danish microbrewery be about to change our perception of how food and beer go together?

Spiced Chilled Almond Milk Thandai

This refreshing drink from Northern India can be adjusted to suit your particular sweet tooth.

Chai Vanilla Milkshake
Chai Vanilla Milkshake

Enjoy this super-creamy, refreshing, and outrageously delicious Chai Vanilla Milkshake.

Boozy Mint Lemonade
Boozy Mint Lemonade

This recipe is for a pitcher of 8 drinks, but as long as you keep the same proportions, you can make any size batch.

Coffee House Test - Bow Truss Coffee Company
Coffee House Test – Bow Truss Coffee Company

If you’re in need of a coffee destination, or just a stop on your morning walk, make one of Bow Truss Coffee Company’s locations a pin on your Chicago map.

Festive Champagne Mojito’s
Festive Champagne Mojito’s

This cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate dinner with family and friends and toast the summer season.

Beer and Cheese Pairing
Castello Moments – Beer and Cheese Pairing

Brittany Everett teams up with Chef Callie from BandPage to create a beer and cheese tasting for staff dinner.

Cosmopolitan
A Modern Classic – The Cosmopolitan

The use of the Cointreau gives a subtle orange flavor and the lime juice adds the perfect tang resulting in a delicious drink that’s not too sweet or tart.

Li Hing Mui Paloma Drink
Li Hing Mui Paloma Drink

Li hing mui can be found at most Asian food markets unless you happen to find yourself in Hawaii- then it can be purchased, well, just about everywhere.

Sloe Gin
Sloe Gin

This is so easy to make, the hard part is keeping yourself from opening it too soon to drink it.

Virgin Bombalada
Virgin Bombalada

The virgin bombalada – a spicy remake of the classic cocktail the virgin pina colada. Enjoy.

Banana Milk Shake
Banana Milk Shake

Sharjah Shake: Banana shake is known as Sharjah Shake here in Kerala. It is one of the most common shake that we get in ice cream parlors across the state.

Cashew Nut Milk with Honey and Vanilla
Cashew Nut Milk with Honey and Vanilla

Surprisingly, this cashew nut milk is supremely thirst-quenching, and a perfect refreshing remedy for a hot summer day.

Grapefruit Daiquiri
Grapefruit Daiquiri

Enjoy a lovely grapefruit daiquiri, perfect as a cooler in these summer days, from Jacqui Gabel.

Easy Sangria
Easy Sangria

This easy sangria recipe is strong enough to work fast, but substantial enough that you can drink it all day. It’s almost a meal in itself, really.

Summer Cocktail – Herbed Citrus Radler

The more flavorful your beer the stronger you may want the lemonade to be. Or not. In general you can play with the ratios as you like.

Coffee House Test - Sit and Wonder, Brooklyn
Coffee House Test – Sit and Wonder, Brooklyn

If you seek a great cafe with great coffee, hunt down Sit and Wonder in Brooklyn, New York.

Blueberry-Pomegranate Smoothie
Blueberry-Pomegranate Smoothie

This is not too sweet, not to crazy filling.. perfectly portioned, and superbly easy to fit in a serving of fruit.

Sweet Broiled Lemon Margarita
Sweet Broiled Lemon Margarita

Here’s a wonderful margarita recipe from the award-winning bartender and author Tony Conigliaro.

Raspberry Shrub Cocktail
Raspberry Shrub Cocktail

Enjoy a refreshing and cooling raspberry cocktail in these hot summer days.

Three Excellent Summer Wines
Three Excellent Summer Wines

While you may have trouble getting all the syllables in order, you shouldn’t have any problem finding these wines at most good wine shops.

Iced Coffee
Iced Coffee

Enjoy the quickest and easiest way to make iced coffee with this awesome recipe from Tamara Novakoviç.

The Wine Forger’s Handbook - On Fake Wine and How To Spot It
The Wine Forger’s Handbook – On Fake Wine and How To Spot It

The increase in value of both fine art and fine wine, even in times of economic crisis, prompts investors and entrepreneurs, legitimate and illicit alike.

The Brew Crew at Mill Street Brewing Co.
The Brew Crew at Mill Street Brewing Co.

With craft brewing on the rise, brew-masters and restaurateurs are trying their hand at peddling their brews, but what does it take to operate a brewery?

Pineapple Rosé Sangria
Pineapple Rosé Sangria

This is a tasty treat-of-a-refreshing beverage and once you’re finished drinking it, you get to enjoy the rosé-soaked fruit.

Mint Green Tea
Mint Green Tea

This drink is great on a hot day – and they are all hot this time of year.

Cold-brewed Coffee
Cold-brewed Coffee

This recipe makes a strong concentrate and is meant to be diluted.

4th of July - Star Spangled Martini
4th of July – Star Spangled Martini

A true salute to the red, white, and blue, The Star Spangled Martini combines muddled raspberry, citrus vodka, blue curacao, and a white sugar rim.

Pressed Juicery’s Green Juice
Pressed Juicery’s Green Juice

Here is a sample recipe that comes from Carly Brien of the famed Los Angeles based Press Juicery. Try it for some fresh squeezed green juice inspiration.

4th of July - Three Great Summer Brews
Three Great Summer Brews for the 4th of July

In time for Independence Day, beer geek Joakim Bergman lists his three favorite beers to be enjoyed in the heat of summer.

Coffee House Test - Broadcast Coffee, Seattle
Coffee House Test – Broadcast Coffee, Seattle

The shop owns a simple exterior that leads inside into a warm interior, with wood tables, black chairs and ample lighting.

Grapefruit Margarita Spritzer
Grapefruit Margarita Spritzer

Sitting in the backyard after work, on a warm evening, with a cocktail in hand and a tasty, fresh snack nearby. A perfect image of summer.

Perfect Bourbon Sidecar
Perfect Bourbon Sidecar

It’s cocktail time. And what better cocktail to make than a classic bourbon sidecar.

Cherry Lavender Lemonade
Cherry Lavender Lemonade

The lavender adds a breath of freshness that takes the lemonade to the next level.

Blueberry Pineapple Oatmeal Smoothie
Blueberry Pineapple Oatmeal Smoothie

These serve as a great pre or post workout meal. Add a handful of spinach or kale for more added punch. Adapt whatever fruit you have on hand.

Strawberry and Pimm's Granita
Strawberry and Pimm’s Granita

If you’re a Britain lover like Regula Ysewijn, you will surely love this summery cocktail.

Minty Rhubarb Lemonade
Minty Rhubarb Lemonade

To make this a nerve-soother, add a few ounces of your favorite alcohol. Enjoy!

Coffee House Test - Overflow Coffee Bar
Coffee House Test – Overflow Coffee Bar

If you’re in town for a conference or for different strokes, meander over to Overflow.

Bebop Hop Chocolate Bar
Bebop Hop Chocolate Bar – Beer and Chocolate in an Unholy Union

Resident beer geek Joakim Bergman tries out the BeBop Hop chocolate bar from Lake Champlain Chocolates and the Long Trail Brewing Co.

Homemade Almond Milk
Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk must be used within 3 days, compared to carton ones can last more than a week, and you have a pretty strong incentive to make your own.

Nourishing Stout and Oat Drink
Nourishing Stout and Oat Drink

The bitter Stout works perfectly with the sweet oats, and even has notes of a coffee with lots of milk.

Pink Ginger Cordial Drink
Pink Ginger Cordial Drink

Pink ginger cordial is the perfect drink for both summer and winter. On a hot summer day it makes a refreshing beverage when served over ice.

Summery Mango Lemonade
Summery Mango Lemonade

This drink is full of vitamin c, as mango is really high in vit c – when served chilled with loads of ice… its just perfect on a hot afternoon.

WineRam Episode 6
WINERAM Episode 6 – Waiheki Island and Stonyridge Vineyards

The sixth and final episode of The WINERAM Experience New Zealand is packed with riveting activities and red wine on Waiheki Island north of Auckland.

Cardamom and Saffron Exotic Iced Tea
Cardamom and Saffron Exotic Iced Tea

Enjoy a cooling and tasty cardamom and saffron ice tea recipe from Lail Hossain.

Turmeric Lassi - Yogurt Smoothie
Turmeric Lassi – Yogurt Smoothie

You can adjust the amount of turmeric up or down, but if you follow the recipe below, you’ll get sweet, creamy, lemon ginger flavor.

Mango-Pineapple Smoothie
Mango-Pineapple Smoothie

The recipe found below is just a basic guideline. You don’t need to follow a recipe and you can add whatever fruit you have.

Coffee House Test - The Cup
Coffee House Test – The Cup

A coffeehouse that does not encourage congregating is one doomed to fail. Sure places like drive-thrus survive as a grab-and-go, but that’s an exception.

Summer Cooler
Rose Syrup and Mint Summer Cooler

A perfect drink for hot summers, easy quick and deliciously refreshing.

Strawberry Milkshake
Simple Strawberry Milkshake

Milkshake is one of those drinks we start to crave for when it’s getting hotter out.

Mango Green Tea Smoothie

It just takes five minutes of your time and six ingredients to make a healthy mango and green tea smoothie.

Cup of Masala Chai
Masala Spice Blend Chai Tea

Masala chai is tea prepared with a blend of spices. The tea leaves are heated with the water, milk and spices from cold as opposed to already hot water.

Papineberry Juice
Papineberry – Exotic Fruit Juice

It contains all the goodness of papaya, pineapple, blueberries, kiwi, flaxseed meal, a dash of ginger powder and a little sage to make it aromatic.

Badam Kheer Milk Drink
Badam Kheer Milk Drink

Badam milk works as a great welcome drink because it can be made the day before and chilled overnight in the refrigerator making the tastes combine better.

Banana Almond Smoothie
Banana Almond Smoothie

This recipe made enough for one, with a little left at the bottom of the blender.

Paan Gulkand Drink
Paan Gulkand Drink

Paan gulkand drink – a summer cooler made with pureed betel leaves, gulkand and almond milk along with basil seeds.

Green Gimlet Cocktail
Green Gimlet Cocktail

This is the cocktail you wanna be sipping on a porch on a lazy summer day while some meat is cooking on the grill.

Spring cocktail - Frühling’s 19
Spring cocktail – Frühling’s 19

If you want to use Campari for this cocktail instead of Aperol, try reducing the amount to 1/2 ounce and increasing the simple syrup to compensate.

Coffee House Test - Fluid Coffee Bar
Coffee House Test – Fluid Coffee Bar

Fluid fluidly delivered great coffee and hosts what seems like a great spot to congregate.

Kahlua Coffee Jelly
Kahlua Coffee Jelly

Japanese Coffee Jelly is one of the most popular dessert served in most coffee shops and restaurants in Japan during the summertime.