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This Is the Most Popular Piña Colada Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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Looking for a frozen drink to cool you down the rest of the sweet summer months? You need something tropical. Let's go with a piña colada. These drinks are traditionally made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice. However, that's just a suggested starting point — as with all things cooking, there are endless ways to make it your own. While you could follow any piña colada recipe you prefer, you should know that Pinterest's most popular recipe is a delicious riff that's also breakfast-approved (yes, it's virgin.) Yup, that means even the kids can enjoy this drink.

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Recipe: Almond Peach Pit Milk — Recipes from The Kitchn

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When you're knee-deep in peaches this summer and you've got their sticky juice running down to your elbows, make this recipe. It actually doesn't call for the sweet, fleshy fruit at all — it calls for the pits, those nubby, hard-as-rock things that usually get thrown into the trash or compost pile. They might not look like much, but they hold a whole lot of flavor inside. Here, when steeped in almond milk, they transform a seemingly simple-looking glass of the non-dairy stuff into one with serious character: It's deeper in almond flavor and just ever-so-slightly reminiscent of peaches. Drink it straight; pour it over granola, museli, and oatmeal; or use it to make a peach smoothie even peachier.

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Recipe: Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Beer — Summer Pitcher Cocktails

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I casually set this pitcher cocktail and some ice-filled glasses out for a group of friends — bourbon-lovers (myself included) and non-bourbon-lovers alike. I didn't give too much away about what was in the drink. Those who claimed they weren't a fan of the brown spirit went for a second pour before the rest of us did.

That's because this drink is so much more than whiskey — it's fruity, gingery, and, most importantly, bubbly. These elements make it a hit among a crowd. The bourbon adds a nutty, caramel-like note to the pitcher to round it out, so truly everyone ends up being a fan. And for you, the host, did I mention this only requires three hard-working ingredients?

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Recipe: Maine Blueberry Milkshake — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland, Maine

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If you've ever been to Duckfat, one of Portland, Maine's hotspot restaurants, you know they make some of the best milkshakes around. While you can't go wrong with one of their panini or an order of poutine served over duck fat fries, it's their milkshakes we crave the most — specifically the Maine blueberry shake. Inspired by the folks at Duckfat, we developed a milkshake recipe with a base that's even better than ice cream and blended in just the right amount of ripe blueberries. If there is just one cool, creamy treat that makes its way into your hands this summer, it should be this rich blueberry milkshake.

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17 Alcohol-Free Mocktails, Punches, and Spritzes for Patio Season — Recipes from The Kitchn

Summer wouldn't be summer without plenty of lazy afternoons and evenings on the front porch and patio potlucks galore. It is your signal to break out the colorful straws and be sure there's plenty of ice at the ready, because if there's one thing these summer gatherings deserve it's cool spritzes, punches, and mocktails that will delight the whole crowd. Go beyond the usual iced tea and lemonade to stir up one of these made-for-summer drinks, destined to be a new favorite.

From a fizzy tea-inspired mocktail to an herby watermelon punch, count on these drinks to keep you and your pals cool.

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15 Fast & Fruity Breakfast Smoothies — Recipes from The Kitchn

Smoothies are the answer when you need a healthy breakfast and you need it fast. They come together in a matter of minutes and make sure you start your day with a healthy helping of fruits and veggies. Throw in some protein and you've got a morning meal that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

We especially love smoothies this time of year, when berries are showing up at the farmers market and warmer temperatures mean a cool, refreshing drink is just the thing you want. From a raspberry and almond butter duo to a sunny lemon smoothie, these 15 smoothies deliver a fresh and fruity breakfast.

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