Let’s celebrate! Whether you want to toast a new promotion, a loved one’s birthday, or just want to treat yourself to a post-work drink – we have rounded up our favorite end-of-summer cocktails and mocktails for you!
What makes any cocktail or mocktail more fresh, fun, and festive? A harvest of fresh herbs, of course! Whether you muddle, snip, swipe, or rub, adding fresh seasonal herbs to any cocktail elevates your beverage of choice to a new level.
Summer cocktails are fun, bright, and refreshing. Summer is a magical time, especially because frozen drinks are at the top of mind. As summer comes to a close, we want to highlight the need for one last frozen delight, that has the perfect, crisp finish of mint. Step aside, Mint Julep. It is time to welcome Gardenuity’s Southside Cocktail to the stage. Easy to make and even easier to drink. Drink up!
Ahhhh, lemonade. The classic summer beverage, transporting us back to childhood lemonade stands and days at the pool. There is simply nothing better than a cold, fresh glass of lemonade on a hot, busy day. But… lemonade with a twist takes it to a whole new level. Try out our adult, twisted lemonade recipe enhanced with a shot of vodka, and some fresh lemon verbena from your herb garden. Cheers to that!
It’s no secret that rosemary and grapefruit are a match made in heaven. Our Rosemary Greyhound Batch Cocktail is perfect for entertaining, so that you can spend less time behind the bar and more time clinking glasses with your girls. This cocktail sports a lovely, pink color that will make your eyes as happy as your tastebuds. Add a sprig of rosemary for garnish, take a sip, and enjoy!
Gin and Tonic… Boringgggg. Add a splash of color and freshness to this classic cocktail with your Gardenuity herb garden! Gin and Tonics are a great foundation to build upon to take your cocktail game to new heights. This cocktail recipe adds a bunch of basil, lemon, and cucumber to make the G&T more exciting and light. Any herb can enhance this drink to create unique flavor profiles and different vibes – try adding sage, rosemary, or lemon verbena for a twist!
Who needs alcohol? This Watermelon Mojito Recipe will have your mouth watering and leave you with a taste of summer. A new take on the classic drink, Gardenuity’s Watermelon Mojito brings the punch with watermelon and fresh mint from your herb garden. It is so good – you won’t miss the liquor.
There are some things that are simply better when made from scratch. And grown from scratch… This Spicy Lemonade mocktail is the perfect example of one of those times. An amazing umami of sweet and spicy, this beverage is great topped up with a Topo Chico or the alcohol of your choice. Give your taste buds something to dance about!
Did someone say champagne? Pop a bottle whenever you are feeling saucy or simply top this “cocktail” off with some Topo Chico or Ginger Ale for a little bit of bubbly fun. This mocktail or cocktail is perfect for brunch or an afternoon pick-me-up. The addition of sage will balance out the tartness of grapefruit for the perfect refreshing beverage.
We would love to see all of your cocktail and mocktail creations! Tag us on Instagram or comment on this blog post to share your favorites.