Ahhhhhhhh, now that’s better. (Image: Adam Clark Estes)

Hello summer! Symbolically, at least.

Every Friday around these parts, we celebrate Happy Hour, where we toss tasty booze in a shaker—or fill a glass with a fermented liquid, or pack a pipe with... something—and add a twist of science. You can catch our latest installment of substance abuse for nerds right here, which also includes a live broadcast of making, shaking, and sampling said substances.

Now, as the promise of a long weekend unfolds before you, the need for refreshing beverages is top of mind. Behold, some of our greatest warm weather hits from the Happy Hour catalog.


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True michelada innovation.


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What’s better than LaCroix? LaCroix with booze.


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What’s better than LaCroix with booze? Boozy LaCroix!


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Ultra-portable format of these jelly shots makes them perfect for picnics. Or frat parties.


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Caramel lemonade! Amazing that they made cocktails during Prohibition just like Brooklyn does today.


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Turn your day drinking into a foraging adventure for fresh, for-the-taking ingredients that grow all around you.


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It’s like rosé but more edgy. Also don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like pee.


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Sour beers are seriously perfect for summer.


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Mix up a batch of alcohol-saturated ice cream and you might not need to leave the house at all.


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If it’s good enough for Viking warlords, it’s good enough for you.


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Not as much a recipe as a way to avoid becoming a recipe for disaster. Have fun out there.