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Craft the Perfect Summer Cocktail with Mrs. Lilien


There’s nothing better than a lazy summer day with a delicious drink in your hand.

Our favorite Internet bon vivant is Mrs. Lilien, author of Mrs. Lilien’s Style House Blog and Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook, a fabulous bartending guide that fans out to reveal 50 tasty cocktail recipes.

Mrs. Lilien appeared on the Today Show last week to show Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how to create perfect summer cocktail soirees, themed around three different drinks (we’ll certainly be using those edible gold stars from now on).

Check out the video for great party tips!

And if that whet your appetite, enter our giveaway! We have two copies of Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook to give to two lucky winners. Share your favorite summer drink below to be entered to win!



Kate P. June 19th, 2012

My favorite summer drink is sweet tea vodka with lemonade. It’s an Arnold Palmer with a kick and it tastes like summer to me, especially if its served in a mason jar.

Katie June 19th, 2012

My favorite summer drink is a beergarita (*sp) It’s sweet, but awesome! It’s exactly what the name sounds like. A margarita made with beer. Yum!

Rosy June 19th, 2012

My favorite summer drink is sangria! There are so many fun twists you can put on it like my fave: Mango Peach!

Would love one of these fab books! Thank you! :)

Lisa Sorzano June 19th, 2012

My favorite summer time drink may sound a little boring but it is light and tasty! Grey goose with soda and LOTS of lime.

Merideth Bonvino June 20th, 2012

I love a good rum runner on the rocks!!

Karen June 20th, 2012

Favorite summer drink….Absolut Wild Tea, St. Germaine, Iced Tea and fresh lemon! Deliciously refreshing!

Rebecca Tolley-Stokes June 20th, 2012

my favorite summer drink is a pisco sour! yummmm!

Roni June 20th, 2012

Always sangria! We make a red one and the secret is Apple & Eve’s Elmo Juice fruit punch! Always makes me laugh…

Jessica June 20th, 2012

Anything with infused booze. My current favorite is strawberry-infused vodka mixed with sprite. It’s sweet with an intense strawberry flavor.

Lauren June 20th, 2012

My favorite summer drink is a Margarita! The salt with the fresh lime juice & tequila.. it’s a summer must!

Melissa June 20th, 2012

Sangria with fresh fruit is one of my favorite spring/summer drinks. Although, margaritas are a close second!

Grace June 20th, 2012

My favorite is the Watermelon-Coconut Cooler.

Melanie A. June 23rd, 2012

I like Mojito’s, but would love to try a watermelon version!



About the Book
Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook
Written by Kelley Lilien
Category: Cooking - Bartending; Cooking - Entertaining
Format: Novelty Book
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $14.99
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