Fortunately, we have central air and freshly installed energy insulating draperies that I’ve drawn over our Southwest exposure patio doors to help keep the place cool.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I can’t also beat the heat with a tall, sparkling cocktail…
Pour Aperol over ice in a tall glass (or a large wine glass). Top with orange soda and Prosecco or white wine.
I wouldn’t say no to a slightly bruised fresh basil leaf on top, just because.