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5 cocktails from the garden

By: Enrique Gili on May 16, 2012, 12:12 p.m.
Cucumber Mint Cocktail

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Refresh yourself

One of the simple pleasures of a garden is taking a stroll with a tasty beverage in hand, observing the tiny taskmasters of the natural order go about their daily rituals. Besotted bees, butterflies and their winged kin tumble from flower to flower, pollinating the fruits and vegetables that we crave this time of year. Were would we be without them? For one thing, we wouldn't have as many enjoyable cocktails. Try these five garden-inspired cocktails with ingredients from the yard and farmers markets. And raise a glass to our allies in the garden.