Summer Drinks with Fresh Herbs

Looking for something to do with all of those fresh herbs? Try these recipes with fresh herbs to create delicious mixed drinks perfect for any summer event.

Looking for something to do with all of those fresh herbs you have been growing? These recipes use favourite summer herbs such as mint, basil and lavender paired with fresh berries to create a sensational, refreshing summer drink. New to growing herbs? Follow our guide.

Sangria with Herbs and Wine

Ingredients:
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced
2 cups basil leaves, loosely packed
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc

Directions
•    Place lemon slices, half of the strawberries and half of the basil in a large pitcher – fill with wine
•    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours before serving
•    Strain the infused wine into another pitcher half filled with ice
•    Add the remaining strawberries, basil and stir
•    Pour into wine glass, enjoy responsibly
•    Added flavour: try adding ¼ cup of raspberry vodka or rum. Top with sparkling water for added fizz

Blueberry Lavender Mint Lemonade

Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade
Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients:
3 sprigs lavender
5-6 fresh mint leaves
1-2 cups of blueberries
Juice of two lemons
1 ½ ounces vodka
1 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cup cold water

Directions
•    Muddle lavender, mint, blueberries in a glass
•    Add lemon juice, vodka, and sugar
•    Pour water and whisk mixture together until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved; add ice.
•    Garnish with fresh mint leaves, or lavender and enjoy!

 

Photography and recipes inspired by Freeman Herbs, Mixed Herb Planters.