Did you know that on the third Thursday of every month Scenic Roots Garden Center in East Sandwich hosts a Thirsty Thursday from 5:30pm-7:00pm where they showcase seasonal cocktails made from the plants grown in their garden?
The idea is simple: You grow what you eat, you eat what you grow. It’s smart, it’s enjoyable, it’s fresh and delicious. So why shouldn’t that also translate to cocktails around the firepit? A flavored lemonade on a hot summer day or an infused water after a long morning run? Herbs, berries and veggies aren’t just for cooking. The trendy culinary world has quickly spilled into the garden. We are now using our herbs, berries, veggies and even shrubs to highlight and enhance our cocktails, waters, teas, lemonades and ice cubes (don’t forget popsicles).
Here's a tasty Cucumber/Melon Sangria recipe to enjoy during these last few weeks of summer:
•1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
•3/4 cup gin
•2 tablespoons superfine sugar
•1/2 honeydew melon, cubed
•1/2 seedless cucumber, sliced
•1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
•1 cup sparkling water or club soda
1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a large pitcher and still well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (more if possible).
2. Just before serving, pour in sparkling water and gently stir to combine. Serve over ice.
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Locally owned and operated by the Kutil family since 1986, Scenic Roots (formerly Sandwich Agway) has become a business you can trust with your lawn, garden and pest problems. Working to educate and inspire you to make your lives easier, so you can enjoy your time off in your yards instead of continuously working in them. Visit Scenic Roots for all of your garden and nursery needs and of course, don't miss out on Thirsty Thursdays - the third Thursday of every month.