Editorial director Leslie Garrett's secret to sustainable summer drinks is her Soda Stream. These bubble-creating CO2 machines reduce the need to buy soda and seltzer in cans or plastic. Plus, they add a quick and easy “spritz” to any drink. Try this one with a splash of limoncello and a sprig of organic mint from your garden.
Pour a glass of seltzer water over ice and add a splash of limoncello. Garnish with fresh mint. You can also add a bit of torn or muddled mint for a stronger bite. Enjoy your plastic-free drink in your favorite place to lounge on a hot summer day.
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Leslie Garrett is a journalist and the Editorial Director of Bluedot, Inc. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and more. She is the author of more than 15 books, including The Virtuous Consumer, a book on living more sustainably. Leslie lives most of the year in Canada with her husband, three children, three dogs and three cats. She is building a home on Martha's Vineyard.