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The Strawberry Cosmo @ Mitchell's Fish Market

If Labor Day weekend means anything to us working stiffs, it's as the time to grab the last tastes of summer before autumn settles in. At Mitchell's Fish Market in Woodmere, summer's flavors come in the guise of the Strawberry Cosmo, a sweet reminder of sunny delights. Crafted from fresh strawberry puree, Absolut Mandrin, Cointreau, and freshly squeezed lime juice, the $8.95 cocktail offers up what Helen Mackey, director of beverage strategy, calls "an amazing depth of strawberry sweetness — like a sun-ripened berry — balanced by a refreshing citrus touch." Speaking of beverage strategy, Mackey says the seasonal cocktail soon will be replaced by a Fall Apple Cosmo. "For winter, I'm working on a pomegranate version, and for next spring, it will be white peach." Gather your strawberries while you can. — Elaine T. Cicora

28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, 216-765-3474, mitchellsfishmarket.com

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