Our Modena windowsill herb garden is absolutely perfect for your cocktail garden throughout the cooler months and is especially helpful as it comes with a self watering element to allow you to leave your plants without care for an extended of time without watering! Depending on which herbs you have, place them by a window with enough sun, and ensure you water them as much as they need to be. Because each plant requires different things, like more sun, or less water, it’s helpful to do research on each herb or plant you plan to have in your cocktail gardens to ensure you don’t over water them or dry them out.
Some perfect herbs to have for some essential drinks during cocktail hour are herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, cilantro, dill, and one of my favorites, lemon verbena. You can make some of the most common and well known cocktails like Mojitos with mint or basil and Limonana (frozen mint lemonade)! Both of these are extremely easy to make, and absolutely delicious!
Below are a few of our favorite summer time cocktails using herbs from our herb garden!
Hope you enjoy :)
Limonana – Frozen Mint Lemonade
Blend & Serve!
- 1/2 cup sugar (or more to taste)
- 1 3/4 cups water (divided)
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 1/2 cups ice
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 6 mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Mojito - Blueberry Thai Basil
Combine, Shake & Serve!
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thai Basil Leaves
- 1 Tbsp. Agave
- 2 oz. Light Rum
- ¼ C. Fresh Blueberries
- 2 tsp. Lime Juice
- 6 oz. Sparkling Water
- Optional: Extra Basil for Garnish