One of my favorite parts of the summer is sitting outside enjoying a refreshing cocktail. Last summer I learned about a new book and attended a book reading for it with the author at the New York Botanical Garden. It's called The Drunken Botanist, by Amy Stewart. It's a great collection of recipes and history. Also a lovely way to use those herbs in the garden.
This year I have planted an herb section in my garden. I have planted oregano, basil, chocolate mint, dill, parsley, cilantro, mint and thyme. What can be better than having friends over, mixing cocktails and plucking your ingredients right from your own yard.