Spice up your cocktails this summer
We’re all familiar with a mint infused mojito, but have you ever thought of using sage or rosemary in a cocktail? Herbs can add a wonderful kick to a number of different cocktails, and are easy to grow in your garden or on your balcony. Here’s our top five choices to spice up your cocktails with summer.
Fresh mint is very versatile as it can be muddled (a fancy bartender’s term for crushed!), infused, or simply used to garnish your cocktails. We especially love mint in our pimms and mojitos. We recommend growing mint in its own plant pot, as it likes to spread when it grows.
Add a sprig of rosemary to your gin and vodka based drinks; we especially love rosemary in our G&T’s for a herby twist. Rosemary loves to be grown in shallow soil with direct sunlight, so make sure to grow it in sunniest spot of your garden or balcony.
Basil is great at adding flavour to gin, tequila or rum drinks. Muddle the herb or use it as a garnish. When growing basil make sure to grow it in a plant pot, as this will help prevent snails from eating all of its leaves.
A sprig of lavender can transform your vodka and gin drinks as well as adding a pop of colour. Lavender is also great in lemonade for non-drinkers. Grow lavender in a place where it will get plenty of sunlight and harvest as its blossoms begin to open.
Sage is great for infusing in spirits for a garden taste. Try sage in your next gin fizz for a taste of summer. Grow your sage in shallow soil that is well drained and in direct sunlight.
For more tips on how to create your herb garden, click here.