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Virgin Mojito with Ginger

Today I’m going to share a recipe using some more of the peppermint we harvested last week. Now I’ve never been one to shy away from an adult beverage, but in this case, I actually enjoy the mocktail more than the alcoholic version with the added rum! It’s so light and refreshing. To make the honey-ginger syrup, you’ll …

Harvest Margarita

In our humble opinion, there’s no reason to say goodbye to margaritas just because summer’s over. Fall weather screams for warming and spicy beverages. Last year Linde and I did four facebook lives each week, every Thursday was herbal cocktail night and I am not joking… this was my all time favorite cocktail! The addition …

Watermelon-Elderflower Cocktail

Nothing feels more like summer than fresh watermelon, and with the season getting off to a late start, we’re trying cram as much “summer” into our summer as we can! Keep reading to learn how to whip up a fruity libation that just might be the “perfect” light summer cocktail. The fresh watermelon juice balances …

Woodland Martini

Today, we’re going to combine several of the herbal preparations we made over the past week, and create a special, rustic martini. If you made the Douglas fir vodka, charred sage syrup and ginger liqueur, then you’re all set to join us to make your very own Woodland Martini! In case you missed them, here …

Ginger Liqueur

Zingiber officinale is an Indian herb that was (thankfully!) introduced to the Americas by English colonists, where it was adopted into our materia medica, as well as our kitchens and hearts. Ginger is simply delicious! 😍 Ginger’s medicinal magic lies in her warming and stimulating powers. The peppery rhizome increases digestion, circulation and respiration. It’s …

Monica’s Elderflower Margarita

Earlier this week we talked about making fancy herbal ice cubes. If you made the recipe, then you should have a bit of elderflower syrup leftover! Let’s put it to good use, shall we? 😉😁 Monica’s Elderflower Margarita Ingredients 1-1/2 oz tequila 1/4-oz elderflower syrup 1/4 oz vodka 1 oz lime juice 1:1 blend of …

Let’s Make a Yarrow Margarita

We’ve been talking a lot about harvesting and using yarrow lately, so today, let’s make a Yarrow Margarita! This recipe requires a little bit of planning ahead. You’ll be making a simple syrup with yarrow flowers, and if you’re going the homemade route, your bitters will need about 3 weeks to infuse. The bitterness of …

Homemade Tonic Syrup for Gin & Tonic

Everything old is new again, and cocktails are no exception! Gin & Tonic was originally created as a more palatable way for 19th-century British soldiers to take their quinine, a bitter tasting antimalarial extract from the bark of the cinchona tree (Cinchona officinalis). Turns out, it tasted pretty darn good! The classic G&T is now …