Beverages may qualify as the most overlooked part of any meal. Usually, it’s the last item purchased or prepared, with little thought given. But the right beverage can take a meal from ordinary to memorable. Southerners know this – this is why you’ll find sweet ice tea, made perfectly with much attention and care, and mint julep recipes handed down from generation to generation. Take a page from their book and break out from the usual ice tea or coffee rut and plan for something refreshingly unusual. Have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions on hand to accommodate those who imbibe and those who do not. Share your favorite refreshers with us here.