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Your New Favorite Drink: Guest Blogger

Food first is SAVEURs motto. This week the magazine’s senior web editor, Helen Rosner, is sharing her favorite recipes and culinary picks in honor of our limited edition Birchbox Home: From the Garden collection.

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There’s something perfect about a sunny spring evening: The long day at work fades away, there’s a whispery promise of summer in the air, and the rich yellow sunlight stretching all the way to dinnertime feels like it’ll go forever. You could crack a bottle of Pinot Gris and kick off your heels or make the evening even better and spend 30 seconds making my favorite warm-weather drink: A simple effervescent mix of two parts Dolin Blanc vermouth to one part seltzer, with a subtle sweetness (and some color) thanks to a thin-sliced strawberry.

You may know vermouth from its co-starring role in a good martini (on that matter: Don’t be swayed by the fallacy that drier is better; a good vermouth gin martini is one of life’s exceptional pleasures), but a truly good bottle deserves to stand on its own. Dolin Blanc has been my go-to since its original formula was re-introduced to the American spirits market in 2008. It’s honeyed at first taste and slightly bitter on the finish, with a bright herbal spine that goes beautifully with a strawberry’s tart-sweet richness. Enjoy!

Serve a great cocktail in an equally great glass. We’re loving these Teroforma tumblers

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