Summer Cocktails Starring Local Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs (Slide Show)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Watermelon Margarita | #pkwayA lot of articles on cocktails have been flitting across my newsfeed as we approach the first weekend of summer. The New York Times did a recent round up of their favorites, and even helps you create your own to suit your mood and occasion. (No choice of bourbon in their pull-down list, however—a definite oversight in my view.)

By this point in my food writing career I’ve shaken up a goodly number of luscious libations myself over the years based on fresh seasonal ingredients from my local farmers market. I pull them all together in today’s slide show for your viewing pleasure and drinking inspiration. From berries to herbs, vodka to tequila, I hope you find something here that you like; there’s even two non-alcoholic cocktails in there, too. The links to the drinks are at the bottom of the post, where you can find the recipe and learn the story behind each cocktail’s creation.

Here’s to a wonderful summer!

And cheers to you—thanks for reading!

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Dr. P.K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Healthy Hedonism (TM) is her philosophy: Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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