Refreshing summer cocktails

Blueberry Mint Cocktail

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Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, mint, and 1 1/3 cups water in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until blueberries begin to pop, 8 to 10 minutes; let cool. Discard mint. Transfer mixture to a blender and process until smooth.
Strain mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher. Stir in whiskey or mezcal, if desired. Serve over ice topped with club soda and garnished with mint.

The Daisy Buchanan Cocktail

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4 c. chamomile tea
1 1/2 c. elderflower liqueur
1 1/2 c. gin
6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Lemon peel strips, for garnish

Combine tea, elderflower liqueur, gin, and lemon juice. Serve chilled and garnished with strips of lemon peel.

Mint Tulip Cocktail

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2 c. pink cranberry juice
1 3/4 c. citrus vodka
1/2 c. St. Germain liqueur
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice, plus slices for serving
Fresh mint sprigs, for serving

Combine cranberry juice, vodka, St. Germain, and lemon juice in a pitcher.
Serve over ice with lemon slices and mint sprigs.

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