The warmest days of the year call for a bright, fresh and delicious drink, and white port and tonic is the perfect summer thirst-quencher. It is refreshing, low in alcohol and nicely balanced, especially if you use high-quality ingredients like Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic ($16.95) and Burmester White Port ($17.95). Directions: In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour 2 oz. white port, 3/4 oz. of Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic and 4 oz. of sparkling water. Squeeze a lemon wedge into the drink. Retire to the veranda. —Dan Keyport, owner Dolce Vita Wine Shop in Chaska
Chaska's Dolce Vita Wine Shop August Drink Pick
Try this refreshing cocktail recommended by a local wine shop.