Makes 1 drink.

Note: This cocktail was a big hit at this summer's Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., said Dean Phillips.

• 1 oz. vodka (Phillips prefers Prairie vodka, of course)

• 1 oz. "bootleg" mix (see recipe)

• 6 to 8 oz. sparkling water or club soda


Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka and bootleg mix. Top off with sparkling water and stir.


Makes 20 oz., or about 20 servings.

• 12 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate

• 6 oz. frozen limeade concentrate

• 1/2 c. finely minced, fresh mint leaves

• 1/2 c. simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar brought to a boil in a saucepan and cooled).


Place lemonade and limeade concentrate, mint and simple syrup in a blender and mix until smooth. Place in a bottle or pitcher and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir or shake before serving.