Cocktail Garden

Cocktail Garden

Turn ordinary drinks into gourmet beverages with fresh and delicious cocktail-friendly fruits and herbs sourced right from your own backyard. Whether your outdoor space is large or small, favorites such as strawberries, lavender, mint and more can be grown easily in containers with just a little bit of time and effort. Get our expert growing tips and tricks below + garden-fresh recipes to try once your cocktail garden is ready for harvest. Cheers!

Grow This: Alpine Strawberries

Smaller and sweeter than the grocery store variety, water-loving alpine strawberries thrive in small containers. Plant these delicious fruits in early spring and you'll have a rich harvest to use in pies, jams, cocktails and more come summertime. This fruity cocktail mixes gin and Aperol with notes of strawberries, cucumber, mint and orange for a refreshing summer sip. 

Get the Recipe: Magic Hour Cocktail

Grow This: Mint

Cool and flavorful, mint is a delicious addition to almost any cocktail. Plant this easy-growing herb in sun or shade in late spring after the last frost. Because mint is a "takeover" plant — meaning it will grow wildly and spread wherever it's planted — it's best to plant it in its own pot and cut it back regularly to prevent legginess.

Grow This: English Lavender

A perfect container companion to sage, lavender is the ultimate "set it and forget it" plant. This evergreen Mediterranean herb is super drought-tolerant and thrives on very little water and care. In fact, if planted in rich, moist soil, it will likely rot. For culinary use, choose

Get the Recipe: Lavender Collins Cocktail

Andrea Forte

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