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Oprah Winfrey Shares One of Her Favorite, Freshest Cocktails

Originally posted 06/12/2013 01:15PM

What better way to dive into summer than with a light cocktail, courtesy of Oprah's recommendation?

With the help of juice enthusiast Eduardo Chavez, the media mogul, 59, shares a few of her favorite light delights in July's issue of O magazine.

"Friends come to stay for a week and know that there will be a different drink (with alcohol or without) waiting for us on the porch every night at sunset," Oprah says.

Click after the jump to get the recipe for what Oprah calls one of the "freshest cocktails I've ever tasted."

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End the Summer with These Labor Day Recipes

End the Summer with These Labor Day Recipes

Originally posted 09/02/2012 04:00PM

The end of summer means that the supply of half-naked photos of Joe Manganiello may soon be running low.

But don't let the looming colder weather – and subsequent need for less-revealing clothes – put a damper on your Labor Day plans. Here's a good way to say sayonara to summer: Whip up a sunny cocktail and fire up the grill for one last poolside meal with these recipes (which are almost as good as Manganiello's abs).

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National Rum Day: Drink Like a Sailor With These Cocktail Recipes

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National Rum Day: Drink Like a Sailor With These Cocktail Recipes

Originally posted 08/16/2012 01:15PM

You don't need to be Jack Sparrow to enjoy a drink called the "Privateer Punch!"

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Go for the Gold Like Ryan Lochte – with These Gold Medal Cocktails

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Gold Medal Cocktail Recipes Are Worthy of Team USA

Originally posted 08/03/2012 05:00PM

Athletes participating in the 2012 Olympics tend not to indulge while competing, but fans of the huge event can certainly cheer their favorite athletes while imbibing on specialty cocktails.

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A Gold Medal-Worthy Drink for the 2012 Summer Olympics

A Gold Medal-Worthy Drink for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Originally posted 07/27/2012 02:40PM

Sadly, there's no Olympic event for serving up some serious cocktails.

But as you cheer on your favorite swimmers, gymnasts and other all-star athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which kick off in London Friday with the highly anticipated opening ceremony, here's a gold medal-worthy swill worth rooting for.

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Blend the Best of U.S. and U.K. to Toast the Summer Olympics

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Toast the Summer Olympics – with Bourbon and Tea

Originally posted 07/25/2012 03:30PM

The Summer Olympic Games kick off Friday and what better way to celebrate amazing athletic achievement than to have a few cocktails.

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Celebrating National Tequila Day? Choice Cocktails You Can Serve at Home

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National Tequila Day: Celebrate With These Delectable Drinks 

Originally posted 07/24/2012 01:00PM

Tequila: Worth celebrating and often worth regretting when you've enjoyed too much of the tasty spirit. Hailing back to the 16th century, did you know it's North America's first indigenous distilled spirit? It also has a national holiday – July 24 every year.

Falling this year on the appropriate "Tequila Tuesday," one can enjoy the way they traditionally do in Mexico, which is to drink it straight. Or try one of the four tasty tequila-based recipes below, whether you're throwing a party or just watching Tila Tequila reruns.

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Having a Teen Choice Awards Party? Serve This Refreshing Mocktail!

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Teen Choice Awards: Tween-Friendly Mocktail to Enjoy

Originally posted 07/22/2012 11:00AM

It's finally time for the Teen Choice Awards!

While you're working on your best and worst-dressed lists for the show, stir up this mocktail and share with friends.

Brooke Parkhurst and James Briscione, the husband-wife duo behind newlywed kitchen guide Just Married and Cooking, created a tween-friendly recipe with a kick and a full day's supply of Vitamin C.

Plus, the fresh ginger, mint and seltzer make this concoction taste like a good-for-you champagne cocktail ... without the calories. Says Parkhurst: "It's great to make ahead for any TV viewing party – the longer you let this mixture chill out in the fridge, the more the flavors will improve."

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It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere: A Kid-Friendly Mocktail for Sunday's Teen Choice Awards

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Teen Choice Awards: A Kid-Friendly Mocktail for Your Viewing Party

Originally posted 07/20/2012 07:00PM

What do Justin Bieber, Scotty McCreery and Demi Lovato have in common – aside from the fact they're all nominated at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards?

They're all under the legal drinking age of 21.

In the spirit of Sunday's awards show, which airs live on Fox at 8 p.m. (EST), PEOPLE.com has a cocktail (ahem, mocktail) recipe you can serve up your teens, too, as you root on Bieber, 18, McCreery, 18, Lovato, 19, and all the other talented kids.

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It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere: Drink Up for Comic-Con

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Comic-Con Fans Need a Cocktail? Mix Up These San Diego Specialties

Originally posted 07/13/2012 04:30PM

Between Twilight mania and the promise of a few commendable costumes, you'll get your pop culture fix at this year's Comic-Con.

As for your drink fix, PEOPLE.com has you covered with these two cocktail recipes straight from San Diego, where all the action goes down through Sunday.

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