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Bethany Gumper is a writer and editor with more than 13 years of experience working as an editor on staff at national consumer magazines. The Montana native has written hundreds of articles for publications and lifestyle brands, including Shape magazine, Family Circle magazine, Natural Health magazine and Weight Watchers. Most recently, she assigned, edited and wrote health and nutrition features as a senior editor at Fitness magazine. She also penned the magazine’s “Burning Qs” column, solving dilemmas like what the heck all those egg labels mean at the supermarket and how to use a grill pan without smoking up your kitchen. She works up an appetite running and has completed several half-marathons, as well as the Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay, a 200-mile overnight adventure. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she loves hiking with her adorable shepherd mix, Theodore, and trying new restaurants with her husband, Oscar.

A smattering of food on a summer picnic.

You're standing on a rooftop in Portland, Ore., Aperol spritz in hand. The bubbly orange cocktail matches the summer sky at sunset. Prosciutto-wrapped grissini

Tequila is experiencing a renaissance, with producers crafting single-estate and vintage-dated tequilas. Credit: Copyright 2015 Oscar E. Murden Jr.

Salt, shoot, suck. Then grit your teeth and shake your head to clear out the fire burning in your throat. This tequila ritual is