Drink

This April 27, 2015 photo shows mixed berry infused lemonade in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It’s the classic summer refreshment. And we’re going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic lemonade, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors.

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, CEO and President David Duncan looks over an American oak wine barrel before its use at Silver Oak Cellars in Oakville, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

“It’s horribly inefficient in a lot of different ways, but by rotating our barrels we ensure that each and every barrel is aged the optimal way consistently,” says Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark chief operating officer and an 8th-generation distiller.

FILE, This Oct. 7, 2013 file image shows workers collecting red grapes in the vineyards of the famed Chateau Haut Brion, a Premier Grand Cru des Graves, during the grape harvest season,  in Pessac-Leognan, near Bordeaux, southwestern France. China now boasts more wine-making vineyards than France, while France has beaten out Italy to regain the title of world’s No. 1 wine producer. (AP Photo/Bob Edme/File)

France took over the title of top producer from Italy last year, with 46.7 million hectoliters, or 6.2 billion bottles. EU countries have intentionally reduced vineyards in recent years to make them more efficient and improve quality.

In this Thursday, March 19, 2015, photo, Koby Harris, brewery production manager, left, and Sandra Cain, assistant director of retail operations, present their freshly brewed beers at Innovation Brew Works in the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Although the beer made on Pomona's campus is sold at the university's pub, school officials say the effort isn't about providing product for boozy frat boys. It's about responding to a booming craft-beer market by giving students the skills to compete for jobs in a rapidly expanding section of the hospitality industry. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

“To make the beer here and sell the beer here and have a cafe and have an educational component, we’re the first to have put all those pieces together,” Aaron Neilson, director of dining services for the Cal Poly Foundation, said over a lunch of pizza and — of course — beer at the school’s new Innovation Brew Works.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015, file photo, Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, presents a bill dealing with powdered alcohol during a house regulatory affairs committee meeting, in Tallahassee, Fla. The creator of powdered alcohol, Mark Phillips, is trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

“We’re all trying to get our laws in place before it hits the shelves, and he wants to get it on the shelves as quickly as possible to demonstrate that it’s not a problem,” said Maine Rep. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban powdered alcohol after Palcohol’s labels gained approval from the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau last month.

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