We're not giving up on summer, you guys! It's still August, it's still intermittently stinking hot, and there's still time left to do all those summery activities you ambitiously planned way back in May. These include killing a shark with your bare hands at Sandy Hook, eating lobster rolls until Maine's crustacean stocks are completely depleted, and mixing your own refreshing cocktails just like our BFF Rachel Maddow does.

To that end, we've consulted with seven of our favorite bars, and come back with seven not-daunting recipes for first rate drinks that make Tom Collins look like Shirley Temple. Click through on the images for cocktails from Dutch Kills, Ward III, The Summit, Betel, The JakeWalk, Macao Trading Co., and The Randolph on Broome.