Try Sapporo Imported Premium Beer ($4.50) with burgers, hot dogs, ribs and other straight-from-thegrill favorites. Available citywide.
A refreshing, crisp white—like the new MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($20), with rich fruit flavors of melon and passion fruit and tinges of vanilla—is a joy to drink this time of year. Astor Wines & Spirits, 399 Lafayette St., 212-674-7500
Mix up a pitcher of this refreshing cocktail—everyone will thank you.
FRESH BERRY LEMONADE COURTESY OF NICK MAUTONE, GREY GOOSE MASTER MIXOLOGIST
12 raspberries (plus more for garnish)
8 parts sugar (or to taste)
16 parts Grey Goose Le Citron flavored vodka
32 parts fresh-squeezed lemonade
Lemon (for garnish)
Muddle the raspberries and sugar in a large pitcher. Add the vodka and fresh lemonade. Stir well. Pour into highball glasses filled with ice and garnish with lemon and raspberries. Serves 8.