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Summer 2011’s Most Refreshing Drink

What’s the one drink that goes great after: mowing the lawn, a day at the beach, an afternoon at the dog park or grilling burgers and franks for 20 of your closest relatives? Lemonade! And cherry-flavored lemonade may be my favorite yet. Good news: debuting on our shelves this month, a luscious new flavor combination from Santa Cruz Organic that you’ll only find in our stores: Cherry Lemonade! Made with real juice, this full-bodied summertime cooler is also a refreshing idea for the planet. Santa Cruz Organic offsets its power needs with on-site solar power and renewable energy credits and they have an enviable 96% recycling rate, too. Known for creating some of the best lemonade available, our long-time partner Santa Cruz Organic planted their deep roots in the 1970s by revitalizing abandoned orchards in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, an area known for producing high-quality fruit bursting with flavor. We recommend keeping a few bottles in the pantry or fridge for when you need a chilled pick-me-up after weeding the garden or when company drops in. I recommend garnishing this blushing lemonade with fresh cherries or perhaps a refreshing sprig of mint. Give it a try and let us know how you would garnish it!