Water: Water is a very plain drink all on its own, but just like how herbs can improve your food, they can also spice up your drinks too. Mint is a great example, as it works with many different drinks. For water, Mint adds a refreshing twist, leaving you feeling revived, especially if you add some lime and ice. With its floral and citrus taste, Coriander makes for a great addition to your water bottle, and adding sweet fruits like strawberries and raspberries will make it even tastier. And the strong taste of Basil is also a tasty choice, either all on its own or with cucumber.
Lemonade: If you want to turn your lemonade into something new and exciting, then mix in some Apple Mint leaves, as doing so will give your drink a fruity, appley aftertaste, really balancing out the sour and sweet flavours of the lemon. But, if you’d like even more of a lemony burst, then you’ll be looking to toss in that citrus-flavoured Lemon Thyme. Using this herb will enhance the brightness of your drink, giving it a stronger and more natural impression. Lavender Munstead is a sweeter variety of Lavender, so if you want to create a sweet and floral lemonade, which will also look beautiful because of the yellow and purple contrast, then this is the herb you’re after.
Hot chocolate: Chocolate Mint, as you can tell by its name, has a chocolatey aroma, but what you might be surprised to learn is that it also has a subtle orangey flavour to it, so if you like chocolate orange, then you’ll love adding this herb to your hot drink. Lavender Hidcote may seem like a strange choice at first, but the floral flavours of this lavender can really give your hot chocolate a unique richness that’s delicious, yet not too overpowering. Moroccan Mint has a sugary taste to it, meaning it's a healthy alternative to just pouring in more sugar. If you want your drink to be sweeter, herbs have you covered.
Tea: If you’d like a drink to help you relax, then putting Peppermint leaves into your tea should be on your to-do list, plus you’ll get to enjoy the pleasant aroma and fresh, minty taste. Sage is a unique herb to use for drinks, but it really works for tea, since its earthy taste really brings out the other flavours of your favourite tea brand. Green Ginger Rosemary will give your tea a gingery, spicy flair, helping to keep you warm and comfortable.
Cocktail Herbs: Rosemary is a classic sight in cocktail drinks, but not enough people realise why. The smoky flavour you can get from burning Rosemary will add depth to your drinking experience, but even without that extra step, Rosemary creates a pine and peppery spice, so this herb is certainly not an ingredient you’ll want to skip. Silver Thyme may taste similar to Common Thyme, earthy and slightly minty, but its silver leaves make it perfect for decorating cocktails, giving you a luxury feeling with every sip. Fennel is a great herb for drinks, as its bold and bitter flavour makes for a complex cocktail, giving your palette so many different layers to experience, all in just a single drink.
But these are only a few of the possibilities and combinations out there, so keep trying different blends and experiment for yourself, and if you discover the next best drink, let us know on social media. We’re keen to help you make the most out of our herbs, so that you can enjoy them, and life, to the fullest!
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