Be the toast of the town with all the muddles, garnishes and stirs you need to throw a party. Mix up tasty punches and drinks with spearmint, Thai basil, lavender, lemon balm, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, cucumber, strawberries and more!
Available for Free Pick Up on Saturday, May 12, 2017
This package will plant a 2'x8' bed or 4'x4' bed (16sf)
Lemon balm leaves perks up any drink with a light, citrusy note. This tough perennial is easy to grow and will provide you with a ton of fragrant foliage. Try harvesting a few leaves and freezing them in ice cubes for a beautiful and refreshing treat.
Lavender, one of the most loved herbs, is often absent from the culinary garden. But use its fragrant purple flowers as a garnish or stirring stick for a martini, or use them to impart an intriguing flavor to lemonade.
You may not think to cook with marigolds, but signet varieties pack a big punch in their puny petals. Their flavor is a little on the spicy side, so they go great with butters or cream sauces, which temper their punch.
Refreshing chives go with just about everything savory -- try them in a bloody Mary, for example. Chives' foliage has a grassy texture, so it looks good with just about everything in the garden, too.
Add a cool touch to any drink with a sprig of mint -- crush it for a delightful minty mojito, freeze it in an ice cube to bring zing to lemonade, or simply use it as a fragrant garnish.
There's a seemingly endless number of ways to use strawberries in summer drinks -- martinis, daiquiris, and margaritas all come to mind. Or use this sweet, delicious fruit to decorate your drinks.
Basil is one of the most versatile herbs you can grow. While it's a no-brainer for pesto, pizza, and other Italian dishes, try a basil martini or crush it to make refreshing lemonade.
Cherry Red Tomato
Tomatoes are a main ingredient in bloody Marys, but don't limit yourself. Float cherry tomatoes in martinis or other drinks for added color and flavor.