In Season: Summer Cocktails
Those looking to level up their home bar have a fascinating new resource in The New Cocktail Hour (Running Press) by André and Tenaya Darlington. The book takes a local-food approach to drinking, with recipes and advice for making homemade mixers from whole ingredients. Cocktails are approached through the lens of seasonality. Many recipes, like the ones we excerpt here, are best when their ingredients can be gathered at the farmers’ market or from your own garden. Their flavors will be fresh and vibrant compared to cocktails made with canned tomato juice or without in-season fresh herbs.