Wednesday, April 7

Gardening: Fresh herbs, flowers provide boost to summer beverages

Whether your drink of choice is a mojito, a gin and tonic or a classic iced tea, chances are it could use some zing from your garden.

You might be surprised to learn about the range of edible plants that can enhance special drinks. Many are easy to raise, even for beginners; you might already be growing some of them.

So-called cocktail gardens, aka bartender’s gardens, are dedicated to the concept of “fresh is best” — often mentioned in connection with locally grown food but equally valid for beverages. They are popping up everywhere, from suburban yards to urban containers and small plots at fancy restaurants.

Have a chat with your tastebuds to see what you might like in your own cocktail garden.

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