Garden-Fresh Mint Julep
This play on the Derby Day favorite the mint julep uses the whole sugar snap pea plant: pea greens in the simple syrup and snap pea "juice," plus pea blossoms for garnish, if you're lucky enough to find them.
Frozen Grapefruit Margaritas
Swap out some of the usual lime juice in your margaritas with fresh grapefruit juice for a refreshing spin on the classic drink. Red grapefruit makes for a particularly pretty cocktail. Unlike many frozen margaritas served at restaurants, these cocktails have no additional sweetener.
Serve this special drink at your next cocktail party. Your guests will love how the subtle pear flavor contrasts with the citrusy orange juice.
Kumquats are bite-size citrus fruit that you can eat whole, including the skins and seeds. Find them in season November through March for a great sweet addition to your traditional margarita recipe.
Aiming to avoid the typical boozy holiday bombs, this cocktail is a riff on the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 cocktail. (That's also the reason for the creepy name!) It's lower-alcohol, refreshing and light. Citrus, vanilla and spice are the main notes and the chocolate mist at the end (if you use it) lends a celebratory toasty nose. Photo courtesy of Dylan Griffin & Stonecutter Spirits.