Hot days, breezy drinks

Every season is a good season for cocktails. But while winter begs for slow-sipping, stirred drinks with warm spices like clove and allspice or shrubs from vinegared preserves, summer calls for brighter flavors — the sharp acidity of citrus, melons and berries fresh from the harvest, shaken until ice cold.

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WNC’s craft distilling industry

In 1986, Weeping Radish in the Outer Banks became the first modern microbrewery to open in North Carolina. Highland Brewing Co. followed eight years later, kicking off the Western North Carolina beer scene, which has driven the state to emerge as one of the fastest-growing beer industries in the country.

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Katie Coburn