12 Ways to Whet Your Whistle

Cheers!

Stay cool with this roundup of seasonal sippers. We've got something for everyone!

Beet the heat!
Beet the heat!

Miss Scarlet

We used Blake Juicery's "Clean Buzz" juice in this juiced-up tequila cocktail, but you can sub in any "beety" juice you've got available to you.

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Cucumber Margarita

Edible DC wants us to be cool as a cucumber by drinking one!

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The Summer Sour

A bright-red, low-alcohol cocktail. This cocktail from Edible Milwaukee isn't just gorgeous. It features strawberries and purple basil and is a spicy-sweet sipper.

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Emerald Gimlet

A Kale cocktail? You bet! From Catherine Walthers' Kale, Glorious Kale, it's certainly one way to get your vegetables. 

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slide_berries

Strawberry Shrub and the Serenissima Cocktail

Shrubs are a sweet-sour mixture of fruit and vinegar. If you're not in the mood for this cocktail from Edible Boston, stir a spoonful or two of your shrub into a glass of seltzer and enjoy a non-alcoholic treat instead.

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Watermelon Aquas Frescas

From Edible Santa Barbara, this recipe for agua fresca is everything you want on a hot summer day: refreshing, cold, and just a little sweet.

The classic sour
The classic sour

Classic Whiskey Sour

Feeling retro? A whiskey sour, served up or on the rocks, fits the bill any time of year. 

Box with rhubarb
Box with rhubarb

Rhubarb Orange Sidecar

Make a quick fruit syrup and shake up a sweet-tart cocktail. A perfect pairing for your next garden party (or any warm summer evening).

beet kvass with ginger and mandarin
beet kvass with ginger and mandarin

Beet Kvass with Ginger and Mandarin

A gently fermented beverage from Jennifer McGruther of Nourished Kitchen.

Photo from Edible Vancouver
Photo from Edible Vancouver

Oh Canada!

Edible Vancouver gives us yet another way to drink our vegetables. 2015's Canada Day is July 1st, and this drink is a great addition to the festivities!

Photo courtesy of Edible Michiana
Photo courtesy of Edible Michiana

Southeast Asian-Style Pawpaw Shake

Got pawpaws? This non-alcoholic shake from Edible Michiana is a way to enjoy get all the flavor out of this relatively-unknown (in the United States, anyway) fruit. 

Photo courtesy of Mimi Kirk
Photo courtesy of Mimi Kirk

Homemade Chocolate Almond Milk

Make your own almond milk courtesy of Mimi Kirk, author of Modern Juicing - DIY and can control the amount of sugar you use.