Summer Drinks

  • Blueberry Lemonade

    This Blueberry Lemonade recipe makes a lemonade that is sweet and tart with refreshing summer flavors and a beautiful violet color.

  • Grapefruit Jasmine Aperiti

    Here are seven great cocktails full of interesting flavors to quench your thirst this summer!

  • Grapefruit Jasmine Aperitif

    A Grapefruit Jasmine Aperitif is a light, refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for a summertime aperitif.


  • Aperol Negroni

    An Aperol Negroni is a light, refreshing take on a classic negroni that uses Aperol, instead of Campari, to add bright summer flavors and a luscious orange color.

  • Blood Orange Aperol Collins

    The Blood Orange Aperol Collins is a light, refreshing take on a classic Tom Collins cocktail that uses Solerno blood orange liqueur and Aperol to create a unique combination of flavors.  This is a great summer cocktail.

  • Blood Orange Negroni

    A Blood Orange Negroni is a unique way to feature blood oranges when they are in season.  The bitter sweetness of the fresh squeezed blood orange juice is the perfect accruement to the bitter floral notes in a Negroni. 

  • Negroni

    The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made with equal portions of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

  • What makes this raspberry lemonade great is fresh ingrediants

    What makes raspberry lemonade so delicious is how the sweetness and the sass of the raspberries compliment the tartness of the lemons.

  • One of summer's great treats

    Ice-cold tart lemonade on a hot day is one of summer's great treats.  Once you've learned how easy it is to make fresh-squeezed lemonade at home you'll never buy the powdered mix again.

  • The Gin Rickey is Washington DC's official drink

    There aren't many drinks as easy to make or as refreshing to drink on a hot summer day than the Gin Rickey.  What we really like about them is how simple they are to make and how refreshing they are to drink.

  • The whiskey smash is a simple drink that is tailor-made for warm summer nights

    The whiskey smash is a simple drink that is tailor-made for warm summer nights.  What makes the smash such a great summer drink is how the combination of ice-cold lemon and mint chill out the whiskey.

  • The best way to make this drink a smash is to shake it with reckless abandon

    This gin smash with orange is a refreshing cocktail with a hint of orange and mint to cool off and brighten up a hot summer day.


Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 


Highlights from Umami's 2016
Mark Hinds | January 5, 2017

Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  



Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
Mark Hinds | January 14, 2017

Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.