05/17/2012 12:29 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

Spring's First Fruits -- For Cocktails

Now that spring is in full swing, the first of the season's fruits are showing up in farmers' markets and grocery stores near you. But these sweet treats are good for far more than just pies, tarts and cobblers.

In fact, cocktails get a huge flavor boost from fresh fruits and herbs, especially when they're ripe. (That's one of the key reasons why drinks at top bars taste so good.) Take advantage of this year's early harvest by mixing up some of our favorite delicious recipes.


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