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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

California Dreaming

In our July/August 2010 issue, Paul Clarke explores the cocktail renaissance of LA, where local bartenders have been making a name for themselves by showcasing fresh, seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs. There’s no better time to make the most of the flavors of summer, so here are a few summertime sippers that’ll give you a delicious taste of So Cal.

Dill Paloma
Garden-ripe cucumbers and fresh dill combine in this refreshing fizzy sipper.

The Blues Cocktail

This combination of gin, lime juice and fresh blueberries will clear up any case of the blues.

The Nice, Nice
It tastes so nice, he named it twice. Fresh basil and Aperol meet in cocktail heaven.

The Only Remedy
This blueberry cocktail might not be the only remedy, but it’s definitely a delicious one.

A Walk in the Garden
This breezy summer cocktail combines the garden-fresh combo of crunchy celery and crisp fennel.