Louisiana Libations

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Oh, Louisiana summers … in the face of such adversity, we learn to cool off in style.

No complaints about this workday, in which I photographed cocktails and other beverages for Country Roads magazine’s “Summer Sippin'” spread. Link (with recipes and more pictures) through the jump.

IMG_0114The sun is hot and vacation time is near. Garden parties and barbecues will fill out the weekends. Women will attempt to stave off the heat with Japanese folding fans made of silk, and men will unapologetically wear their best seersucker to evening weddings. The summer unites the South in some kind of sweat-tinged, humidity-drenched haze. It is the time for a cool drink and cordial conversation because, let’s face it, Southerners just drink better.
—Leanne Myers-Boone, “Summer Sippin'”

Find the recipes—and my photos!—here.


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