Herbs in Cocktail Drinks – From Mixology to Mocktails – The Herb Exchange

When it comes to cocktails, most people probably focus on alcohol that goes into them. While alcohol is one of the major components in cocktails, you can take yours to the next level by adding various ingredients. Things such as garnishes, rims adornments, herb-infused syrups, and bitters can dramatically change the taste and flavor of a cocktail. However, herbs remain the most underrated when it comes to mixing cocktails.

Pair Herbs & Drinks Wisely

There is no reference point when it comes to adding herbs to cocktails. In fact, mixing cocktails is more of an art. It thrives on creativity. However, some pairings work best as compared to others. As for mint, it can be used in any drink, since it’s more of a universal herb. As for the others, it’s advisable to use this formula.

  • Mix rosemary with citrusy and sweet drinks.
  • Basil works well with light spirits such as gin.
  • As much as some people complain that cilantro has a soapy taste, it delivers a full flavor if you do it right. Combine it with tequila to get the best out of its tropical vibe.
  • Add dill to vodka to give it a wonderfully fresh taste.

Be Creative with Herbs in Drinks

Don’t limit your cocktail to just one herb. Instead, try combining two or three different herbs to give your cocktail an interesting profile. For example, you can try muddling tarragon, fresh basil, mint, and cilantro for a refreshing and herbaceous flavor. If you don’t love the idea of little green materials floating on your cocktail, then you just need to double sieve the herbs. You also need to think seasonally. It’s not advisable to add herbs to your cocktails for the sake of it. Instead, season and weather should play a big role in what you choose. Rosemary works best in winter, while fresher options such as cilantro are suitable for summer.

When it comes to cocktails, most people probably focus on alcohol that goes into them. While alcohol is one of the major components in cocktails, you can take yours to the next level by adding various ingredients. Things such as garnishes, rims adornments, herb-infused syrups, and bitters can dramatically change the taste and […]

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