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Photo: Laura Silverman

Using what’s growing in your garden—or available at the farmers’ market—in your dinner is a no-brainer, but filling your plate isn’t the only way to enjoy the literal fruits of your labor.

The Outside Institute founder Laura Silverman loves to use plants and herbs she picks herself in home-crafted cocktails. “I often make tinctures and syrups from the plants and roots that grow wild near my home in Sullivan County, New York,” she says.

“It has natural hints of vanilla and coconut that pair beautifully with green juice, lime, and a bit of agave.”

One of her favorite cocktail recipes is made with bison grass-infused vodka. “Bison grass was traditionally burned by indigenous tribes for its healing fragrance,” she explains. “It has natural hints of vanilla and coconut that pair beautifully with green juice, lime, and a bit of agave.” (Don’t worry, you won’t have to do the infusing yourself—there are bottled brands that have done the heavy lifting for you.)

The result is light and refreshing—think spa water, but with a boozy kick.

Keep reading to find out how to make a spa water-inspired, bison grass-infused vodka cocktail.

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Bison Grass-Infused Vodka Cocktail

2 oz. Zubrowka bison grass vodka
4 oz. green juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar or to taste
Mint sprigs and small celery stalks for garnish

1.  Fill a shaker with ice and add the vodka, juices, and agave.

3. Shake until well chilled and pour into a glass. Garnish with the mint and celery.

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