Cool off with three refreshing summer drinks on today's episode of Earth Eats.
This is the first of two episodes we're doing about summer drinks this summer, this first episode featuring three refreshing, non-alcoholic beverages:Â lavender lemonade, apple juice with sage and a sour cherry fizz.
Before we head to the kitchen today, we're bellying up to the bar. Â The organization Green Drinks is a forum where folks get together and talk about sustainability issues, share business information, or just enjoy the company of like-minded people.
They have chapters in over 500 cities around the world, including one started byÂ Melissa Henige and Andy Davis inÂ Bloomington, Indiana.
"Green Drinks is an opportunity for different groups working in different niche areas to get together, talk about what's going on, and really find some common ground about where we're going forward as a community," Davis says.
"Everyone can be green and recycle and stuff," Henige explains, "but you've got to take it one step further, what else can you do. Â What else can you do for your community?
Learn More: Green Drinks International (website)
Our three drink recipes today are non-alcoholic andÂ great for kids. Â In the summertime, rather than serving kids carbonated beverages that are full of sugar and corn syrup, utilize stuff out of the garden and from the farmers market to make your own cocktails for the kids.