Happiness is a Bowl of Cherries

Sweetness abounds in the summertime on Long Island. Our gardens, farm stands and farmers markets are chock-full of sun-ripened sweetness. From beans and corn to peppers and tomatoes, our summer harvest is as luscious as it is abundant. Still, the sweetest taste of summer comes from Mother Nature’s confection, fruit.

Watermelon Mojitos

Whatever the origins, this refreshing cocktail has island-hopped its way north steadily (helped by the fact that it was one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite tipples), and here on Long Island it is acquiring a local flavor.