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16 Herbed Cocktails: A Summer Delight

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

herbed cocktails

Basil

Thai Basil Sangria
Full of zest, this herbed white sangria is dangerously refreshing.  Get the recipe.
thaibasilsangria

foodandwine.com

Basil Prosecco
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.

basil prosecco

thenovicechefblog.com

Lillet Basil
Flavors like basil, gin, Lillet and orange juice make this a delicious treat for a hot summer day.  Get the recipe.

lillet basil

marthastewart.com

Rosemary

Rosemary Bliss
Unexpected flavors like vanilla, peach nectar and rosemary make this a truly blissful cocktail. Get the recipe.

rosemary bliss

travelsinheels.blogspot.com

Sparkling Rosemary Peach
This Bellini-like sparkling cocktail is deliciously fruity and herbaceous. Get the recipe.

sparkling rosemary peach

cookinglight.com

Mint

Grapefruit Mint
Grapefruit, raspberries and mint: a perfect blend of tart, sweet and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Get the recipe.

grapefruit mint

heatherchristo.com

Cucumber Mint
These refreshing green cocktails are perfect to enjoy outside with snacks. They’re delicious and the flavors won’t overpower food.Get the recipe.

cucumber mint

pamelasalzman.com

Cranberry Mint
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.

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pinkpatisserie.blogspot.com

Cilantro

Sparkling Jalapeno Cilantro Limeade
A delicious, spiced up take on summery limeade.  Get the recipe.

jalapeno-cilantro-limeade

foodgawker.com

Pineapple Cilantro Serrano Cocktail
Sweet pineapple and spicy Serrano peppers give this tequila cocktail just the kick it needs.  Get the recipe.
pineapplecilantro

cookieandkate.com

Cilantro Margarita
What better way to kick off summer with a margarita/mojito fusion cocktail?  Get the recipe.

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wearychef.com

Thyme

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.

thymetokill

tablespoon.com

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.

apricotthymecooler

the-dandy-life.com

Lavender

Lavender Mojito
This beautiful purple cocktail is refreshing and great to drink on the beach.  Get the recipe.

Lavender-Lemonade-Mojitowearnotmartha.com

Lavender Lemonade
Floral and citrusy, this herbed cocktail is an exciting twist on your childhood favorite.  Get the recipe.

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drinkinginamerica.com

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.

rhubarblavender

mockpaperscissors.com

Cheers!


Molly Nugent

Molly Nugent

Food, travel and art are three of Molly's biggest passions and she loves to combine them whenever she can. Whether it's coming up with a new and exciting recipe to try out in the kitchen or taking photographs, Molly is most happy being creative and eating well.

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Originally Published: May 19, 2014

3 Responses to 16 Herbed Cocktails: A Summer Delight

  1. Andi @ The Weary Chef Reply

    May 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Thank you so much for including my margaritas alongside all these gorgeous cocktails! I can’t wait to make my way through this list. Cheers!

  2. Alexandra Steinmetz Reply

    May 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you so much for including my Apricot Thyme Cooler! Can’t wait to try the other cocktails!

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