07/18/2012 09:07 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

Vegetable Cocktails: Drinks Made With Cucumbers, Jalapenos And More

You might not like eating your veggies, but you will sure like drinking them in your next cocktail. While we must often turn to fruit juices to mix our liquors with, vegetables make a great option too. They're naturally sweet, yet not cloyingly so. They're earthy and tart and add a depth of flavor to our sometimes one-dimensional, predictable (and boring) libations.

Vegetable-flavored cocktails may not be a common drink option, but they're showing up in bars across New York City in creative and fun ways. And with drinks like gin and vermouth muddled with sugar snap peas and fresh herbs (thank you Clover Club), we hope their popularity continues to grow. Click through the slideshow to see what vegetables would work well in your next cocktail.

Drink Your Veggies