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Boxed Cocktails Are the New Boxed Wine

The St. Agrestis bag-in-a-box Negroni is the perfect large-format summertime cocktail.
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Smoked Cherry Bounce

Smoking juicy, sweet Bing cherries infuses them with a heady, savory aroma. The depth carries into boozy cherry bounce—after a three-month rest. Plenty of sugar, a touch of bright lemon juice, and smooth brandy round out this vibrant homemade cordial.
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The Cocktail I Come Back to Every Summer

La Paloma is a relentlessly refreshing Mexican tequila cocktail that’s perfect for bringing out to the patio. Or the fire escape. Or just a wide-open window.
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There's Never Been a Better Time to Start Infusing Vodka

Just pour vodka over your ingredient of choice, let it steep overnight, and you’ll have a cocktail base to last all week.