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Shake Things up With an Easy Summer Cocktail

The July 4th Weekend is for grilling, chilling, and a little swilling. If you’re looking for a summer cocktail that will charm your guests, class things up a notch, and show off a great sense of humor, allow us to introduce you to the ever-so-modestly named “Naked and Famous,” by Joaquín Simó, featured in Robert Simonson’s Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave.*

This is such an easy cocktail to make you could do it backwards and it would still come up shining. As always, drink responsibly and at a leisurely pace; like its name implies, the “Naked and Famous” is meant to be doted upon, not hurried. Sip while you gaze at the sunset and be the A-list star of your pre-BBQ game. While you’re wowing, show off your summer audiobook listening list with one of our picks below.

Naked and Famous by Joaquín Simó, Death & Co, New York City (2011)

3/4 ounce mezcal
3/4 ounce Aperol
3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish

Combine the ingredients, except the garnish, in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with the lime wedge.

A New York Times bestseller and Read with Jenna Book Club Pick. From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six, Malibu Rising is the story of one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them…and what they will leave behind.

Azere once promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man. But when another Nigerian match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white. In Ties That Tether, a one-night stand unexpectedly evolves, and Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to keep her promise.

“Warmth, anger, laughter, joy, and, without question, love lift Igharo’s words right off the page and into listeners’ hearts.”—AudioFile Magazine

It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens the family home she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different—because last night was different. The Paper Palace, is a story of summer, secrets, love, and lies. In the course of a singular day on Cape Cod, one woman must make a life-changing decision that has been brewing for decades.

Author: Emily Henry
Read By: Julia Whelan

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, People We Meet on Vacation is a sparkling new audiobook that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

It’s November 1991. Nirvana’s in the tape deck, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer. Will Charlie Survive the Night?

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*Copyright © 2021 by Robert Simonson. Published in the United States by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House. Photographs Copyright © 2021 by Lizzie Munro