Chefs Picks tracks down what the pros have been eating as well as in progress from seashore to coast.June is officially in full swing, as well as the first central day of summer is discerning approaching. Its time to sup outside, in the sun, with the lovely adult beverage. Heres some inspiration for drinks that will keep we sipping all through the season. We asked 4 top toques around the country for their top summer bubbly beverage picks.Rum PunchGavin Pera, Chef de Cuisine, Burlock Coast, Fort LauderdalePera is the hot-weather aficionado. Before manning the stoves during the Ritz-Carltons Fort Lauderdale restaurant, Pera spent the year in the Caribbean, where his neighbors had trees brimful with pleasant ripened offspring flourishing in their yards. Thats where the cook fell for the cooling effects of an infused rum punch. They would buy aged rum from St. John as well as interpose it with the ripened offspring in Mason jars via the week, says Pera. Now thats hes behind in South Florida, the cook likes to interpose his cocktails with uninformed passion fruit, coconut as well as pineapple, churned with rum as well as poured over ice with the dash of mango nectar. Get creative with other revitalizing riffs upon rum punch, similar to Geoffrey Zakarians chronicle that combines watermelon puree with orange as well as orange juices.Flavored MargaritasMarcus Woodham, Executive Chef, Tujagues, New OrleansAs the cook of New Orleans second-oldest restaurant (currently celebrating its 160th anniversary), that is both the home of the oldest stand-up bar in America as well as the birthplace of the grasshopper cocktail, Woodham knows the thing or dual about churned drinks. After the shift during Tujagues, Woodham likes to reenergize with the Minor Swing Margarita during Three Muses, rebuilt by mixologist Kim Patton-Bragg.Its the unequivocally light, lovely cocktail, Woodham says of the drink, that facilities hibiscus- and-jalapeno-infused Cabeza tequila, Solerno blood-orange liqueur, lime, as well as grapefruit sodawith the spiced salt rim. I adore the aromatics of the hibiscus as well as the tartness from the grapefruit soda, Woodham explains. Mix up other spins upon this spicy-and-sour combination with recipes similar to Geoffrey Zakarians grapefruit margarita rimmed with chipotle salt as well as Bobby Flays trio of ginger, grapefruit as well as tamarind margaritas.Large-Batch Lemonade as well as Mojitos for the MassesTroy Guard, Chef/Owner, TAG Restaurant Group (TAG, Bubu, TAG Burger Bar, Guard as well as Grace, Los Chingones, Lucky Cat, Sugarmill), DenverDenver might have mild summers compared with the South, but Guard still likes to cool down with fruit-forward drinks incorporating uninformed ingredients. His favorites have been kumquat-jalapeno mojitos as well as strawberry-cucumber-vodka lemonade. I have these during home, either Im interesting for the crowd or only unresolved out with my family in the backyard, he says. Mix up your own restorative pitchers of liquid refreshment with recipes similar to Bobby Flays mojito limeade, Nancy Fullers spicy mojitos as well as Tyler Florences vodka lemonade.The Dark (Liquor) HorseJason Rea, Executive Chef, W San FranciscoMark Twain once famously said, The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer in San Francisco. That might be why Rea isnt as much in to the sweeter, fruitier drinks. His the a single preferred cocktail, no make the difference the season, is the Boulevardier, that combines equal tools Campari, honeyed vermouth as well as scotch (with maybe the small additional bourbon, he says). Rea ensures his chronicle is extra-cold by jolt it well with ice as well as serving it in the glass from the freezer. He livens it up by adding the hint of orange upon the top during the end. At home, I similar to to keep it easy, says Rea. This Boulevardier is easy to remember as well as comes together quick. If we dont have scotch as well as Campari upon hand, barter in another sort of whiskey as well as somebitters for the Manhattan similar to this a single from Ted Allen.Minor Swing Margarita photo courtesy of Three Muses