Edible Berkshires

Cleansing Green Juice for Two

Morning green juice, kale, celery, carrots and ginger. Riverbend Café, G.B.

2 large Granny Smith apples
4–5 celery stalks
5–6 carrot sticks
¼-½ bunch parsley
1 nub of ginger

Clean all with a vegetable brush. Do not peel. Process in a juicer according to your juicer’s instructions. Drink up and feel the healing power of the nutrients being absorbed right into your body.

Ice Glen Berkshire Berry Lemonade


1½ ounces Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ice Glen Vodka
3 ounces RIPE brand Sour Mix or Homemade Sour Mix*
1 handful fresh seasonal berries
Lemon, lime or fresh mint for garnish

For a colorful creation, combine first 3 ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. For a clear libation, combine first 2 ingredients with ice in shaker, then add berries to glass. Empty shaker into your favorite drinking vessel. Garnish with lemon, lime or fresh mint.

Sit back and enjoy!

* For Homemade Sour Mix: Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Cool. Add ¾ cup lemon juice and ¾ cup lime juice to your simple syrup. Mix well, store in refrigerator.


 Cider Maiden's Blush6 ounces Carr’s Sparkling Dry Cider, chilled

1½ ounces Berkshire Mountain Distiller’s Greylock Gin

½ ounce Bug Hill Farm Raspberry Shrub or substitute ½ ounce Chambord

Sprig of fresh mint, bruised or coarsely chopped

Fresh raspberry, to garnish

Combine gin, raspberry shrub, and ice in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then add sparkling cider. Stir in mint and garnish with fresh raspberry on rim.

Carr’s Cider and Greylock Gin, available at Domaney’s in Great Barrington and Kelly’s in Dalton.

Bug Hill Farm Raspberry Shrub is available at the G.B. Farmers Market and on their website, bughillfarm.org

Drink Responsibly!

Photo courtesy of Carr’s Ciderhouse