What's better after a day in the sun than a refreshing cocktail? It's like a Slip 'n' Slide for your brain. Now the mad scientists over at Stirrings have taken the idea of the classic mixer up a notch with their unusual cocktail Essences. We love the light, thirst-quenching and unmistakably summery flavors. Basil cosmos? Lavender martinis? Rose and soda? Make that a double. The only problem is that everyone at the barbecue will have to feel sorry for the soggy beer bottles abandoned in the cooler of melting ice. Sorry, Bud.
In 20 Petals Rose, Hillside Lavender, Mediterranean Rosemary, Summer Basil; $14.99 each. Visit Stirrings.com for details.