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Plant a Perfect Cocktail Garden With These 5 Herbs

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If you love fancy cocktails, you need a cocktail garden.

Whether you’re muddling or mixing, these herbs will take your cocktails to the next level. They’re also easy to grow and cheaper than store-bought. So get yourself a window box, some seeds, and a martini-shaped watering can, and get to work on your cocktail garden by planting these five herbs.

 

mint

Mint

Lightly bruise the delicate leaves into juleps and mojitos to release their flavorful oils.

 

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Basil 

A great choice in such tequila- and rum-based drinks as margaritas, daiquiris, or in gin gimlets.

 

lavender

Lavender

As a syrup, add to lemony drinks and sparkling wine. Also great as an eye-catching garnish.

 

cilantro

Cilantro

A pungent herb with bright, spicy flavor. Mojitos and margaritas are a natural choice.
Cilantro can also spice up a simple cucumber cocktail.

 

lemon

Lemon Balm

When crushed the young leaves have a fresh, lingering, lemon scent and a mild lemon-mint flavor,
great for any fruity summer drinks.

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