We twisted the arms of a few bartenders for the recipes of our favorite warm-weather aperitifs.
These treats have been flying off the trays.
Hattie McDaniel twirls her magic wand (or spoon, rather), and familiar sweets, like this smoky-bourbon pear pie, become the high point of the meal.
The meringue, a classic French cookie, can be spun to look like candy corn, as Carrie Abbott of Newfangled Confections demonstrates here.
Just in time for football season, Martinez divulges a foolproof tailgating recipe that La Mulita staffers can’t get enough of: chimichurri skirt-steak tacos.
City chefs Micah Frank (Black Market), Will Osgood (Pipers Restaurant), and Ron Harris (Locally Grown Gardens) assemble elegant picnic dishes stylishly presented in mason jars.