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Herb-infused cocktails straight from your garden

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Pick, mix and serve

Look no farther than your backyard for the perfect cocktail. Here's a roundup of cocktails that you can create with herbs and fruits from your garden — transforming an average cocktail into something spectacular.

Looking for the perfect cocktail with a twist? Try grabbing some fruits and herbs from your own garden and making your relaxing drink extra-special.

1

Basil and bourbon pomegranate cocktail

Basil and bourbon pomegranate cocktail

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If basil is a staple in your garden, don't miss out on this delicious basil and bourbon pomegranate cocktail that includes pomegranate juice, bourbon, maple syrup and fresh basil.

2

Watermelon tequila mojito

Watermelon tequila mojito

Have happy hour at home by using mint and watermelon you grew yourself. This watermelon tequila mojito recipe calls for white or silver tequila, along with a splash of lemon-lime soda or sparkling water.

3

Rosemary and gin fizz

Rosemary and gin fizz

A rosemary sprig from your garden and some custom-made rosemary simple syrup make this gin cocktail an elegant drink to serve guests.

4

Strawberry watermelon cocktail

Strawberry watermelon cocktail

Nothing says summer like strawberries, so if you have this fruit growing in your backyard, make sure you reserve some for this strawberry watermelon cocktail recipe. Add rum for an adult drink or leave out the alcohol for a fun summer drink with the kids.

5

Mint julep margarita

Mint julep margarita

If you love a mint julep, you'll enjoy this mint julep margarita. Taking fresh mint leaves from your garden and adding them to margarita mix, rum or bourbon will leave you feeling refreshed on a hot summer day.

6

Baileys cool raspberry cocktail

Baileys cool raspberry cocktail

Perfect for your love, this Baileys cool raspberry cocktail uses fresh raspberries, along with yummy whipped cream and chocolate syrup — not to mention Baileys Irish Cream. Could anything be more delicious?

7

Brazen watermelon blush

Brazen watermelon blush

This brazen watermelon blush recipe uses several fruits and herbs straight from the garden, including strawberries and mint.

8

Cucumber stiletto martini

Cucumber Stiletto Martini

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This recipe is as cool as a cucumber. Using cucumber you've just picked, you can create a signature drink you and your friends will enjoy before heading out for a night on the town.

9

Grilled pineapple cocktail

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If you live in a tropical location and grow pineapples, be sure you try this grilled pineapple cocktail. That's right: Add grilled pineapple to your cocktail for a unique drink that will surprise your guests. If you don't live in a tropical location, that's OK — head to the grocery store, stat.

10

Fresh cantaloupe sangria

Fresh cantaloupe sangria

After harvesting cantaloupe from your garden, add lemon, chilled white wine and sugar for the perfect combination for summer.

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What herbs and fruits from your garden are the perfect addition to any cocktail?

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