Fresh Healthy Summer Recipes

By Cindy Adams

FLAVOR—it’s what takes eating from something we must do, to something we want to do.

I’m keeping these summer recipes using fresh as much as I could find, simple and flavorful. Here’s a selection of recipes with seasonal herbs, summer fruits and veggies, and tons of flavor!

Ruby Queen Cocktail


1 1/2 ounces Scotch whiskey
1 ounce fresh red beet juice
3/4 ounce honey syrup
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Fresh dill sprig, or tarragon sprig, for garnish
Lemon twist, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, add the Scotch whiskey, beet juice, honey syrup, and lemon juice. Fill with ice.

Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.

Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill or tarragon and a lemon twist. Serve and enjoy.