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Follow these recipes and tips from bartender Caitlin Doonan and chef Ken Oringer of Toro in Boston and NYC. 2 cherries (pitted) 2 blackberries 2 oz. vodka 1/2 oz. lemon juice 1/4 oz. simple syrup Splash of soda water Muddle cherries and blackberries. Add vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain over a glass with new ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a blackberry.
To give your burger extra favor, add soy sauce to the meat and blend before grilling,” says Ken. Another idea? “If you’re tired of your regular toppings, try barbecuing them. Charred onions get sweet when they caramelize on the grill, and make for a great addition.” Finally, forget plain ketchup! “Mix it with mustard and hot sauce for a tangy kick.”
Cocktail Napkins by Pier 1 Imports, $5, pier1.com
Try a pair of denim shorts and a tank, accented with delicate jewelry. Flats are ideal for frolicking on the grass. Tank Top by Michael Stars, $138, michaelstars.com
Jean Shorts by DL 1961, $98, dl1961.com
Spreader Set by Pier 1 Imports, $15, pier1.com
Can Coozies available at Target, $3, target.com
Three-Piece BBQ Set by Charcoal Companion, $50, bloomingdales.com
Serving Bowls by Poppytalk for Target, $5 for a set of two, target.com
Sneakers by Taylor Swift for Keds, $55, keds.com