When life gives you such lemons as rising energy, labor and food costs and falling consumer confidence and spending, make lemonade — or rather Mint Lemonade, Freckled Lemonade, Berry Good Lemonade, and lemonade and vodka, or mix lemon and grapefruit juice with gin, tonic and a touch of honey and serve over ice.During these challenging economic times, restaurant operators are putting a new twist on the old adage. As escalating costs put the squeeze on profits, operators are stirring up their ...

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