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Pear Basil Cocktail

I’m convinced I may never run out of new things that pair well with basil. It goes with everything! Vodka, gin, tequila… 😂 Seriously though, it really is an herb of a zillion uses. According to author and food columnist Dorie Greenspan in her Wall Street Journal Ode to Basil, it: “neither steals the show …

Edible Flowers: The B’s

Bachelor’s Button, Centaura cyanus Grassy in flavor, the petals are edible. Avoid the bitter calyx (the green petal-looking parts that sit beneath the petals).   Basil, Ocimum basilicum Part of the mint (Lamiaceae) family, basil blossoms come in a variety of colors, depending on the cultivar you choose. The flowers are either bright white, pale …

Orange-Basil Wine Ice Cubes

Continuing our basil-in-cocktails theme this week, these impressive ice cubes pair well with our Orange-Basil Sangria recipe. A pretty edible flower adds an extra-special touch, and they keep your drink cold longer without watering down the flavor. Try using violas, chamomile, sorrel, citrus blossoms, apple blossom, borage, basil flower (yes, they’re edible), lavender, mint, lemon …

Orange-Basil Sangria

We love basil around here. Like seriously, LOVE basil. It seems to pair well with just about everything, adding a sophisticated complexity to whatever it touches. It’s especially great with citrus. This recipe combines the aromatic and oh-so-slightly peppery basil with the bright, clean flavors of orange and a bit of lemon to make a …

Mix’n Up a Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

Here at Huckleberry Mountain Botanicals, Thursday is our “Friday,” and you all know what that means… it’s time for another herbal cocktail recipe! Continuing our “what the heck do I do with all this rhubarb” series, join us as we mix up a rhubarb-basil cocktail. The tartness of the rhubarb plays nicely with the bright …