I present to you the Mouse Melon Martini:
Martini recipe of your choice with a pickled mouse melon! I didn’t make it or drink it (can’t touch the stuff any longer: migraines) but I laughed.
Those of you who do indulge, what cocktails or other drinks have you come up with that involve produce from the garden? I’ve had Pimm’s Cup, mint juleps, and the claret cup recipe posted earlier, but that’s about it for veggies or herbs I picked myself. (Dandelion and elderflower wines, too, but you can’t make those on an evening’s whim.)
Here’s a post from Grub Street New York about vegetable cocktails.
Give me your ideas in the comments! Nonalcoholic drinks very welcome too. I’m playing with a newly acquired juicer so will be experimenting with combos that work well with mixers.
Surely we deserve a nice drink after putting up with the weather this summer!