Best Herbs to Infuse Beverages with Organic Refreshment

Best Herbs to Infuse Beverages with Organic Refreshment
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Best Herbs to Infuse Beverages with Organic Refreshment

Herbs and natural flavors to add to water, tea, lemonade, and cocktails for organic refreshment.  Herbs have been used for centuries to add flavor and medicinal properties to food and beverages. Whether you are a certified mixologist, aspiring signature cocktail creator, or just enjoy a flavorful drink, using herbs in cocktails and other beverages can add a unique flavor and aroma that will impress your guests. We're exploring some of the best herbs you can use to infuse alcohol or add to beverages.  Give yourself a spa day feeling by infusing water with citrus, cucumber, or strawberry.              

Mint  

Mint is a versatile herb that can be used in many different drinks. It's commonly used in mojitos, juleps, and other cocktails, but it can also be added to lemonade or iced tea for a refreshing twist. Mint leaves can be muddled, chopped, or used as a garnish.  

Basil  

Basil is a fragrant herb that's often used in Italian cuisine. It has a slightly sweet and peppery flavor that pairs well with gin or vodka. Try it in tomato juice or to garnish your bloody Mary. You can use fresh basil leaves to infuse alcohol or add them to lemonade or iced tea.      

Rosemary  

Rosemary has a distinctive pine-like flavor and aroma that pairs well with gin or vodka. It's often used in savory cocktails and can also be added to lemonade or iced tea for a refreshing twist. To infuse alcohol with rosemary, simply add a sprig or two to a bottle of vodka or gin and let it sit for a few days.  

Lavender  

Lavender has a delicate floral flavor that pairs well with gin, vodka, and champagne. It's often used in cocktails, such as the Lavender Martini, and can also be used to flavor lemonade or iced tea. To infuse alcohol with lavender, simply add a few sprigs to a bottle of gin or vodka and let it sit for a few days.      

Thyme  

Thyme is a fragrant herb that's often used in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a slightly sweet and earthy flavor that pairs well with gin or vodka. Thyme can be used to infuse alcohol or added to lemonade or iced tea.  

Sage  

Sage has a slightly bitter and earthy flavor that pairs well with gin, vodka, and tequila. It's often used in cocktails, such as the Sage Margarita, and can also be added to lemonade or iced tea. To infuse alcohol with sage, simply add a few sprigs to a bottle of gin, vodka, or tequila and let it sit for a few days.  

Cilantro  

Cilantro has a bright and citrusy flavor that pairs well with tequila and rum. It's often used in cocktails, such as the Cilantro Margarita, and can also be added to lemonade or iced tea. To infuse alcohol with cilantro, simply add a few sprigs to a bottle of tequila or rum and let it sit for a few days.      

Herbs can add a unique and delicious flavor to cocktails and other beverages. Whether you're infusing alcohol or adding herbs to water, lemonade, or iced tea, there are many herbs to choose from that can add a delightful twist to your drink. Try experimenting with different herbs (combine with homegrown fruit, too) to find your favorite flavor combinations. Cheers!

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