Cocktails, Sodas, Smoothies, Shakes, Juices, Teas, Coffees! There is a whole host of drinks that will enliven our mundane tastes of the usual, especially for the heat filled summer. These refreshing and tantalizing beverages will bring a whirlwind of activity among your guests to create various concoctions of their own. When I ask some of my colleagues what their favorite cocktail is, such delight appears on their faces. One favorite is “Cool as a Cucumber” with muddled cucumber, Absolut, St. Gemain, ginger beer, and a twist of lime from Morton’s in Chicago. Another colleague loves her Bourbon Manhattan but she reminds me not to forget the best “lemonade” ever - a shot of Southern Comfort, a squeeze of a whole lemon and a tablespoon of sugar. It makes a great whiskey sour! Well, if they’re happy describing them to me, I could imagine how "high in spirit" they would be after consuming these drinks.