Despite the surprising March snow this past week, crocuses are coming up outside Besaw's, our daffodils are blooming, and we are ready for Spring! The snow set back our gardening plans a tiny bit, but as of this weekend, we are back on track. Step 1: beautiful new flowers in our planter boxes. The photos above show our friend Jennie Greene from Artis + Green planting some lovely Bleeding Hearts (my favorite!) and other blush-colored blossoms.

When the sun does come out, as it is wont to do occasionally at this time of year, we have the perfect early Spring cocktail. It's called "Spring at the Races," a perfect showcase of this season's pink, juicy grapefruit and fragrant lavender-infused gin. We think you'll find it quite refreshing.