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Recipe: Cucumber Gin & Tonic Pitcher Cocktail — Summer Pitcher Drinks

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My favorite cocktail is a gin and tonic. But sometimes, even if I use extra-fancy tonic water and good gin, it feels like it just needs a little bit more. Sure, a lime will do, but what about something a touch different? Something that could transform it into a party-ready cocktail rather than the quiet cocktail I sip on Sunday evenings. The answer to this dilemma is a slew of cucumbers — oh, and a big ol' pitcher so that it can be batched and served up to whatever thirsty crowd you happen to invite over.

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Recipe: Sparkling Strawberry Cucumber Sangria — Pitcher Cocktails

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This pitcher sangria is all you need to start a party this summer. Invite a few friends over, stir it up, and consider the remaining details unimportant. You could throw a few burgers on the grill, make some sides, and feel like a champion. But honestly, even if you just scraped together whatever hunks of cheese you have in the fridge, set out that half-empty tub of hummus, and then ordered in pizza, it would still be a celebration. That's because this sangria is fruity, fresh, and, most importantly, fizzy — and bubbles always make for a party.

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How To Make Socca: A Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Socca is a popular street food in Nice, France, and is often enjoyed as an appetizer with a glass of crisp rosé. In our own kitchens, this classic dish can be a go-to, any-time-of-day recipe. Learn how to make it by heart and it might just be one of those recipes that comes close to changing your life.

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25 Sides Dishes for Your 4th of July Get-Together — Recipes from The Kitchn

I firmly believe a good Fourth of July gathering is as much about the burgers and hot dogs as it is about the vast array of side dishes. A great pasta or potato salad, coleslaw, and a few extra things tossed on the grill all turn the party into a full-blown celebration. While you very well may already have your standard sides in order, this year bring a few new things to the spread. Here are 25 of our most favorite recipes from the archives.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Roasted Lemon Sauce — Recipes from The Kitchn

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You know lemons as the sunny citrus fruit that bring a pop of bright flavor to any dish with just a small squeeze of juice. Now I want to introduce you to another of side of lemons — the mellow, sweet side coaxed out from roasting. When partnered with roasted garlic and a few glugs of olive oil, in no time it's transformed into a rich, sweet sauce with a faint bitter edge.

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You’re Only 5 Ingredients Away from This Easy Chocolate Mousse — Delicious Links

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Chocolate mousse is one of my favorite desserts, but I usually only eat it when I'm out at a restaurant. It's just a little too fussy for my liking to make it at home. But this recipe only calls for five ingredients and a few simple steps — definitely easy enough to pull together when a mousse craving strikes!

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