The Beers, Wines and Cocktails to Drink This Memorial Day

Summer calls for its own genre of cool, casual drinks.


During winter, the senses sharpen. We’re drawn to drinks that challenge us: a heavy stout, a mulled wine. Summer’s not like that. It’s casual — and it’s hot. We become thirsty for a new genre of beverages, things that taste good and don’t require a lot of fuss. That means light lagers, dry rosès and cool, easy-drinkin’ cocktails. Here’s your guide.

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