Drink Of The Week - Martha's Summer Beverages Part I

In her latest Everyday Food for July/August, Martha Stewart has a bevy of surprisingly easy drinks to let you raise a glass with. The key to them all, a simple sugar syrup. I'll be sharing a few of them over the next few D.O.W. posts. All recipes serve 1.

Simple SyrupPink Gin Fizz
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

1. In a saucepan, boil both over medium-high until sugar has dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and let cool completely before using. Can be stored, refrigerated for up to 2 months.

Pink Gin Fizz
2 ounces orange juice
1 1/4 ounces gin
1 tablespoon simple syrup
4 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice

1. In a glass, pour the orange juice over ice.
2. Combine the gin, syrup and grapefruit juice, and slowly pour over orange juice.

Whiskey Lemonade
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons whiskey
2 tablespoons simple syrupWhiskey Lemonade and Campari & Orange

1. In a glass, combine all ingredients over ice. Garnish with lemon zest. Add a splash of water if desired.

Campari & Orange
2 tablespoons simple syrup
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 ounce Campari

1. In a glass, combine all ingredients over ice and top with seltzer.