August 25, 2010

Despite the fact that college football starts in about aweek (my harbinger of fall), it is definitely still summer. Here, temperaturesswelter in the upper 90s most days. Add to that 98% humidity, and the air feelsso thick and muggy you almost have to swim through it. (Seriously, I’ve madebreaststroke gestures when walking outside, and bystanders simply nod inagreement.)

Nownormally, I’m a 100% bourbon girl (and I’ve found some ways to summerize mybeloved drink), but I’ve recently switched to the perfect sipper for these hotdays:

If you wantto serve it with food, by all means do. It’s delicious with mostseafood—especially if you have access to good, cold-water raw oysters. You canalso try it with our Avocado-Buttermilk Soup with Crab Salad, or make a lightlunch of vinho verde and our Golden Corn Salad with Fresh Basil.

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