Inspired by an article shared this morning I have decided to put together a little collection of plant based drinks. A little off topic but gardens are to enjoyed right and I’m all for making the most of the plants you grow.
So starting with the inspiration
Lavender cocktails http://www.organicgardening.com/cook/lavender-cocktails
A sour gin or non alcoholic lemonade made using a lavender syrup. The syrup is made by boiling lavender flowers, sugar and water.
Syrups are a quick and easy way to use plants to flavour drinks one of my favourites is mint syrup used in recipes like Louisiana Jam cocktails.
More flavour inspiration here http://drunkenbotanist.com/drunken-botanist-plant-collection/grow-your-own-the-mixologist-simple-syrup-collection/
Of course there are also the teas ones I particular like are:
Nettle & Peppermint (sounds strange but its lovely and I believe twinings are doing a good one to http://shop.twinings.co.uk/shop/twinings-tea/new-fruit-and-herbal-drinks-1/herbal-tea-infusions/twinings-energising-peppermint-and-nettle-20-teabags.html)
But there are so many more drinks far to many for me to write about in one little blog. Go out and try for yourself and I would love to hear about your favourite and not so good discoveries.