16 Summer Cocktail Recipes Featuring Fresh Herbs

Cocktails, Drinks, Featured Article, Spring, Summer
on June 28, 2016
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This article was republished with permission from Honest Cooking. It originally appeared as 16 Herbed Cocktails: A Summer Delight.

The summer months are prime time for fresh herbs, straight from the garden. Whether you’re enjoying your latest beach read, or you’re planted firmly on the porch, this roundup of summer cocktail recipes offers up 16 refreshing ways to bring the garden straight to your glass.

 

Thai Basil Sangria
Full of zest, this herbed white sangria is dangerously refreshing. Get the recipe.

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foodandwine.com

 

Basil Prosecco
This vibrant cocktail is the first example of many on this list that proves mixing herbs and bubbles in a drink is a lovely warm weather combination. Get the recipe.

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thenovicechefblog.com

 

Lillet Basil
Flavors like basil, gin, Lillet and orange juice make this a delicious treat for a hot summer day. Get the recipe.

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marthastewart.com

 

Rosemary Bliss
Unexpected flavors like vanilla, peach nectar and rosemary make this a truly blissful cocktail. Get the recipe.

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travelsinheels.blogspot.com

 

Sparkling Rosemary Peach
This Bellini-like sparkling cocktail is deliciously fruity and herbaceous. Get the recipe.

sparkling rosemary peach

cookinglight.com

 

Grapefruit Mint
Grapefruit, raspberries and mint: a perfect blend of tart, sweet and refreshing on a hot summer day. Get the recipe.

grapefruit mint

heatherchristo.com

 

Cucumber Mint
These refreshing green cocktails are perfect to enjoy outside with snacks. They’re delicious and the flavors won’t overpower food. Get the recipe.

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pamelasalzman.com

 

Cranberry Mint
A fun, inventive way of using what you already have in your pantry. This pretty but strong cocktail uses cranberry jam or jelly instead of simple syrup. Get the recipe.

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pinkpatisserie.blogspot.com

 

Sparkling Jalapeno Cilantro Limeade
A delicious, spiced up take on summery limeade. Get the recipe.

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foodgawker.com

 

Pineapple Cilantro Serrano Cocktail
Sweet pineapple and spicy Serrano peppers give this tequila cocktail just the kick it needs. Get the recipe.

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cookieandkate.com

 

Cilantro Margarita
What better way to kick off summer with a margarita/mojito fusion cocktail? Get the recipe.

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wearychef.com

 

Thyme to Kill
Gin and tonics are always a great go-to summer cocktail. Thyme to Kill brings the classic to the next level by adding thyme and elderflower. Get the recipe.

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tablespoon.com

 

Apricot Thyme Cooler
A refreshing mix of apricot, bourbon, thyme and bitters all in one cocktail. It’s a beautiful orange color and not too sweet. Get the recipe.

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the-dandy-life.com

 

Lavender Mojito
This beautiful purple cocktail is refreshing and great to drink on the beach. Get the recipe.

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wearnotmartha.com

 

Lavender Lemonade
Floral and citrusy, this herbed cocktail is an exciting twist on your childhood favorite. Get the recipe.

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drinkinginamerica.com

 

Rhubarb Lavender Cocktail
Rhubarb and lavender might sound like an odd pair at first, but when used together in this cordial recipe, they create a delicious drink. Just add vodka to make it into a cocktail. Get the recipe.

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