I probably don't need to rehash my well-documented appreciation for gin in the summertime.

But now that the season's upon us, I'd just like to say that while we all have our share of regrettable decisions, pouring a gin-based drink at cocktail hour on a sunny summer afternoon will never be among them.

Try these Lemon Verbena Gimlet Cocktails from our June issue. You'll see what I mean.