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Gartending: Refreshing Summer Herb Garden Cocktails

Ah, summer. It’s the perfect time of year to relax outdoors with a drink, whether at an event like a wedding or shower, a small dinner party with friends, or just a warm evening on the patio. Take your summer cocktails to the next level by becoming a gartender and adding garden-inspired flavors to your beverages this season. These recipes use ingredients fresh from the herb garden for a new twist on some classic drinks. Lavender Gin and Tonic You probably already know how crazy about lavender we are here at Garden Therapy. A classic gin and tonic already has the wonderful botanical taste of juniper, which pairs well with the delicate floral flavor of lavender. Add a splash of this lavender simple syrup and a wedge of lemon to your next G&T for a garden cocktail that tastes like a dream. Green Stevia Mojito Mojitos are a perfectly refreshing summer drink. Mix up a mojito with fresh stevia leaves muddled with lime juice and rum for an even fresher taste. To kick things up, try using mint varieties in fun flavors like chocolate mint or apple mint. Moonlight Mojito For even more mojito fun, try this recipe from my book Garden Made. The addition of fresh ginger gives...

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