By Leslie Barrie
Updated August 30, 2012
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A friend of mine was kind enough to bring over a bottle of Jacob’s Creek sparkling moscato one sunny Sunday afternoon. A glass of it cooled me right down, and its sweetness paired particularly well with the bowl of fresh summer fruit we were devouring. Since then, I started making moscato my summer drink of choice (along with the also-sweet-and refreshing Riesling), and have been having a glass (or two) almost every weekend.

My new seasonal favorite got me curious about what other tasty options were out there! So I asked some editors here at Health, to share their cool-down drink of choice this summer. Give their refreshing suggestions a try (because no matter where you are, it’s probably still going to be hot in September!).

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"My recent favorite is rosé, especially the one made by Charles and Charles, but let's face it, I'm not picky. A glass of rosé is cold and fruity and refreshing on a hot day, and the pretty pink color just seems extra summery and fun somehow, especially when my best girlfriends and I are sharing a bottle sitting outdoors somewhere on a lazy afternoon. I also love sparkling rosé for summer celebrations. The bubbles make it feel more festive!"
— Camille Chatterjee, Deputy Editor

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"My summer drink of choice (actually I drink it year round) is a glass of Prosecco topped with St-Germain. It's light, it's sophisticated, and it gets the job done! Plus elderflower, which St-Germain is made from, is typically in season from May to about the beginning of July—and if that doesn't scream summer I don't know what does."
— Rozalynn S. Frazier, Assistant Fitness Editor

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"My favorite cocktail for summer: 2 parts dry white wine (like a Sauvignon Blanc) and 2 parts club soda with 1 part St-Germain. It usually works out to 3 ounces wine, 3 ounces club soda and 1.5 ounces St-Germain. Delish!"
— Olivia Rassow, Editorial Assistant