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Spring's First Fruits -- For Cocktails

Posted: 05/17/2012 12:29 pm

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.

Cheers!

Strawberry Cucumber Caipirinha
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The traditional Caipirinha recipe calls for lime, sugar and Brazil's national spirit, cachaça. But for a spring twist, try making this strawberry and cucumber variation. We think those two ingredients are far too often overlooked by home mixologists.

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