In the James Bond movie "Goldfinger," 007 is romancing the ill-fated Jill Masterson, (the woman Goldfinger kills by painting gold), when he notices the champagne has lost its chill. On his way to the fridge to fetch another bottle she queries as to why he is bothering. James Bond retorts: "My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon 1953 above a temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit." Actually most oenophiles would recommend a temp in the 40’s but who’s quibbling?
It’s summer time and that means it’s time to start chilling more than the champagne. Below are two recipes for summer drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, a cold, savory asparagus soup and a coconut-tapioca dessert soup. So whip up some cool concoctions, invite some friends over, and chill out.