Herb Cocktails for the Spring!
The suns out which means you're probably out there with it!
Sit back, relax and sip on some of these yummy cocktails you can make at home with the herbs you got in your Leaf'd Box!
Lemon Balm/Mint Mojitos
Ingredients needed per 1 drink:
- About 5 lemon balm leaves- More if you want more of that lemon balm flavor
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/2 ounces of rum
- 1 1/2 ounces of lime juice
- Sprite or tonic water
1. Put the lemon balm and the sugar in a short glass, and muddle until well mushed together
2. Add the shot of rum, a squeeze of lime, and fill the glass with tonic water or sprite. Add ice and stir gently. Garnish with some lemon balm and done!
** Same recipe applies for a mint mojito, but of course instead of muddling lemon balm with the sugar muddle mint.
Ingredients for 8 servings:
6 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups lemon vodka or white rum
- 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup (loosely packed) fresh lemon balm leaves or mint leaves
- 8 lemon slices
1. Stir honey and 6 tablespoons hot water in a large pitcher until honey is dissolved. Stir in vodka and lemon juice. Add 2 cups ice cubes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
2. Squeeze lemon balm several times to lightly bruise leaves; add to pitcher. Fill Old Fashioned glasses with ice cubes. Divide cocktail among glasses. Garnish with lemon slices and serve.
Tequila Sage Smash Cocktail
- 3 sage leaves
- 2 lime wheels
- 2 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1/4 oz agave
- Garnish: sage leaves, orange curl
1. muddle lime with sage leaves.
2. Add ice, tequila, cointreau and agave.
3. (optional) Shake well.
4. (optional) Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Mint Julep Cocktail
- 4 to 5 mint leaves
- 2 sugar cubes (or 1/2 ounce simple syrup)
- 2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
1. Place the mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup into a Julep cup, Collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass.
2. Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and release the oil and aroma of the mint.
3. Add the bourbon.
4. Add ice
Mint Lemonade Mocktails
For the younger ones so they don't feel left out!
- 1/4 cup sugar for the syrup
- ice cubes
- 1 and 2/3 cup lemon juice (plus 1 whole lemon to use to garnish)
- 2 tablespoons of chopped mint (plus more if you wanted to garnish)
1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand until completely cool.
2. In a large pitcher half-filled with ice, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and lemon slices. Stir to combine. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.