1. Celery and Cilantro Sipper
Green juice is healthy even with vodka in it, right? We think so, and we are downright mesmerized by this recipe from Very Sarie. Look at that green! A twist on the classic gimlet, this lovely libation features celery juice as the main component, backed with fresh cilantro, ginger syrup, and lime juice. And it's all topped off with a bright cucumber-basil infused vodka.
2. Sweet and Spicy Golden Beet Shrub Cocktail
We couldn't pass up this recipe from Green Thumb White Apron because beets in cocktails are just the kind of perfect madness that we adore. If you haven't yet tried a shrub (ie: old-fashioned drinking vinegar), it is a lovely tart-sweet addition to your cocktail routine. And a beet shrub? Come on. The sweet and savory earthiness of those beautiful golden roots is perfect with the tang of the vinegar. And then let's just throw some spicy jalapenos (because why not?), and wash it all down with some vodka. Don't mind if we do!
3. Snap Pea and Mint Cocktail
This recipe from Fern + Shaker is exactly what we wish we were sitting in the garden sipping on right now. So much prettiness packed into a single glass: fresh sugar snap peas, limes, and mint, all adrift in a refreshing mix of pisco, herbal liqueur, and cucumber seltzer.
4. Summer Sweet Corn and Limoncello Cocktail
Yup. There's corn in this cocktail from Drinking with Chickens. And it is eye-openingly delicious. The juice of fresh summer corn makes a subtly sweet, creamy addition to homemade limoncello, muddled lemon basil, and of course, a healthy dose of moonshine.
5. Frozen Cucumber and Green Chartreuse Daiquiri
Nothing quite says 'summer' like a frozen daiquiri. But let's turn those traditional tropical fruit-based concoctions on their heads with this recipe from Stir and Strain. It's a little more savory than sweet, and a lot more green. Cucumber, lime, and the surprising addition of herbal liqueur will definitely do that to a drink. Put a little rum in the mix, and it's like a summer garden party in a glass.
7. Garden Salad Gin & Tonic
How about an entire garden salad in a glass? With extra virgin olive oil-infused gin. You read that right. But we'll give you a second to re-read, because this recipe from Green Thumb White Apron deserves a dramatic pause. Beyond the incredible gin infusion, you've got a muddling of fresh tomatoes and cucumber, as well as an aromatic assortment of herbs pulled straight from the garden.