Warm weather brings out the bubbles, citrus and herbs in cocktails.There are plenty of exciting herbaceous drinks you can make with herbs other than a minty mojito. Here are a few recipes we enjoy that use basil, rosemary, mint, cilantro, thyme and lavender.
By Molly Nugent
Thai Basil Sangria
Full of zest, this herbed white sangria is dangerously refreshing. Get the recipe.
This vibrant cocktail is the first example of many on this list that proves mixing herbs and bubbles in a drink is a lovely warm weather combination. Get the recipe.
Flavors like basil, gin, Lillet and orange juice make this a delicious treat for a hot summer day. Get the recipe.
Unexpected flavors like vanilla, peach nectar and rosemary make this a truly blissful cocktail. Get the recipe.
Sparkling Rosemary Peach
This Bellini-like sparkling cocktail is deliciously fruity and herbaceous. Get the recipe.
Grapefruit, raspberries and mint: a perfect blend of tart, sweet and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Get the recipe.
These refreshing green cocktails are perfect to enjoy outside with snacks. They’re delicious and the flavors won’t overpower food.Get the recipe.
A fun, inventive way of using what you already have in your pantry. This pretty but strong cocktail uses cranberry jam or jelly instead of simple syrup.Get the recipe.
Sparkling Jalapeno Cilantro Limeade
A delicious, spiced up take on summery limeade. Get the recipe.
Pineapple Cilantro Serrano Cocktail
Sweet pineapple and spicy Serrano peppers give this tequila cocktail just the kick it needs. Get the recipe.
What better way to kick off summer with a margarita/mojito fusion cocktail? Get the recipe.
Thyme to Kill
Gin and tonics are always a great go-to summer cocktail. Thyme to Kill brings the classic to the next level by adding thyme and elderflower. Get the recipe.
Apricot Thyme Cooler
A refreshing mix of apricot, bourbon, thyme and bitters all in one cocktail. It’s a beautiful orange color and not too sweet. Get the recipe.
This beautiful purple cocktail is refreshing and great to drink on the beach. Get the recipe.
Floral and citrusy, this herbed cocktail is an exciting twist on your childhood favorite. Get the recipe.
Rhubarb Lavender Cocktail
Rhubarb and lavender might sound like an odd pair at first, but when used together in this cordial recipe, they create a delicious drink. Just add vodka to make it into a cocktail. Get the recipe.
Originally Published: May 19, 2014