In celebration of the welcome return of a habitable climate, here are a few weather-appropriate drinks originally designed to be enjoyed "while the sun shines." In other words, day-time drinks extraordinaire.
To begin with, I know some of us look down on the enjoyment of cocktails before the sun is past the yardarm, but be not afraid. The daytime cocktail is another dimension altogether in the art of the craft. Especially those from the golden age of cocktails, the 1880s.
For a number of reasons – such as the technology to make ice abundant to the common folk, the availability of fresh fruit juices and the refinement of quality-made liquors – the 1880s gave us the basis for the cocktail culture that would live on for generations, only to be all but killed by vodka in the last 30 years.
But that's a story for another day, and this beautiful day should be enjoyed with a great daytime libation. Here are a couple to get you going in the right direction.