From Garden to Glass: Homegrown Mocktail Recipes to Impress & Refresh Your Guests
Gardening is thirsty work—and not just for your budding beauties! Put that patio herb garden to good use this year by growing fresh fruits and vegetables you can use in a tasty and refreshing drink.
Wondering where to start? Homegrown herbs such as mint or thyme are versatile and add a touch of character and fragrance when used as garnish. Low-maintenance fruits such as berries are easy to grow as well and add a sweet tang of fresh flavor to your creations.
Try these simple mocktail recipes using fruits and herbs from your very own garden. Or multiply, and mix a whole pitcher to share with family and friends at your next outdoor get-together!
Elevated Arnold Palmer
- 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz water
- 6 oz unsweetened iced tea
- Mint leaf garnish
Blend the lemon juice, simple syrup, and water to create a fresh lemonade. Add ice, then top with the iced tea to get a bold tea flavor with a tart lemon twist. Add in fresh mint leaves for garnish to get a refreshing aroma.
Strawberry Mocktail Mule
- 5 oz ginger beer
- 1/2 oz strawberry syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- Fresh strawberries
- Lime wedge
Stir ginger beer and lime juice in a copper mug, add ice and strawberry syrup, and stir again. Top with sliced strawberries and a lime wedge garnish.
Cleanup Is a Cinch!
Once you’ve put the finishing touches on your delicious drinks, don’t forget to give your cocktail station a quick wipe down. We recommend working on a resin countertop since it’s so easy to clean—just grab a hose and some mild soap, and give it a good scrub!