Food & Drink

Botanical Cocktails

If you're thinking about making some different cocktails for your Christmas party this year, then I might just have the perfect ideas for you here today.

You see herbs are a simple, yet effective way to garnish and compliment your cocktails and this infographic from Ness Gardens, not only shows some the best herbs to use with each spirit, but includes a roundup of recipes from a number of great bloggers.

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If you are feeling particularly creative you could even set up a make your own stand at your party, print off some of these ideas, line them up with a number of spirits alongside bowls of fruit, herbs and different juices, then let people test and try not only the cocktail ideas you have shared, but some of their own. Not only would it make a great way to allow people to try new cocktails, but think of the talking point it would create.

What do you think of the idea of botanical cocktails, would you like to mix some up yourself?

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*Posted in collaboration with Ness Gardens.

This article has 72 comments

  1. Anne Dalzell

    I think i’ll be starting with the Coriander G&E – perfect for this time of year.

  2. Hayley Wells

    Ooh! Feeling inspired, i love a good cocktail!

  3. Catstello

    Oooh the tropical one sounds lush! I love these illustrations too

  4. linda hobbis

    These look lovely. We already have Hendricks Gin which has botanicals and I think Hoegarden beer does too.

  5. StressedMum

    I immediately perked up when I read cocktails 🙂 the strawberry and mint smash sounds lovely, will be showing my hubby this

  6. Gemma Massey

    The blueberry and kiwi mojito looks lush x

  7. Gemma Cook

    Really enjoyed reading this blog post. So much inspiration xxx

  8. The London Mum

    I’m so intrigued by the coriander gin- I love coriander and have never thought about using it to infuse flavour. What an interesting concept and thought!

  9. amy fidler

    this is very helpful/interesting

  10. Tori Gabriel

    I love the sound of strawberry and mint. I love cocktails but they are sooo easy to get drunk on as they taste just like fruit juice.

  11. Catherine S

    These all sound yummy. I would like to try the Tropical Basil Crush.

  12. Natasha Mairs

    my dad makes it own, But one sip and your gone!

  13. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I think I should make one of each… know, just to see which one I like best 😉

  14. JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    What a great idea- I’d not thought of doing botanical cocktails before!

  15. Paula Schuck

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve never heard of a lot of these. Yay!

  16. Leah

    I would certainly give it a try, I do love cocktails xxx

  17. Claire

    Ooooh lots of cocktails to choose from – perfect for the coming party season 🙂 x

  18. Hannah Wood

    Yes yes oh yes love Cocktails and these sure look so amazing and would give a try.

  19. Liz Burton

    Love this idea, they sound fresh and delicious, I bet they look pretty too.

  20. Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    I would never have thought of using herbs before but have to admit that these all sound delicious. I can feel a cocktail inspired party coming on 🙂

  21. Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)

    What yummy cocktails. Love them all – so fresh!

  22. ana

    Unfortunately I cannot drink due to medication but a blueberry and kiwi mojito sounds really good!

  23. Mari

    What a great idea although i am not a fan of cocktails you have certainly inspired me to use these ingredients elsewhere as interesting combinations.

  24. Rachel

    I think I need to try each one so that I can decide whether or not I have a preference for which one I like the most x

  25. Sonia

    Oh I love cocktails so much, haha I sound like an alcoholic I get so excited by some drinks haha!!

  26. Liz Mays

    Mmm. I’d love to go through and try all of these nature-inspired drinks. I do like a good cocktail for special dinners.

  27. aimee fauci

    This looks so much fun and interesting. I will have to save this and have my daughter and I do this.

  28. Ickle Pickle

    They all look delicious – I love gin but haven’t had any for years now. I might treat myself for Christmas! Kaz x

  29. Deanna

    They all sound amazing! I’m absolutely a tequila girl and the thought of it with lavender is so intriguing! It sounds amazing!!!

  30. Jen

    I love cocktails when someone else makes them. I am not so good at getting the proportions right!

  31. Jeanine

    These look great. I don’t really do cocktails but if I were I think the Strawberry and Mint would be so good!

  32. Onica (mommy factor )

    Looks refreshing, I think that is a great product. I like the lemon, i think it is taste good.

  33. Charlotte Braithwaite

    The strawberry and mint smash sounds amazing!!
    I need to try this – I know this will go straight to my head though.
    Charlotte x

  34. Lois Alter Mark

    Love this idea! Botanicals bring cocktails to a whole new level!

  35. Kelly Hutchinson

    I don’t think I have ever heard of botanical cocktails. They sound very intriguing.

  36. Teresa Bowen

    Some of these sound lovely and I will be trying them out in the run-up to Christmas.

  37. whatlauraloves

    I’m partial to a good cocktail. The vodka with strawberry and mint sounds delish! xxx

  38. Pam

    Wow, these are such unique cocktails! There are a few of them I think I would really like to try.

  39. Corazon Latino

    The Tropical Basil Crush sound delicious. I don’t drink tequila often, but this looks like a winning combination.

  40. Pam

    It is so hard to decide which one of these to make…first! They all look great but I love a good mojito.

  41. Ourfamilyworld

    These sound like delicious mixes. I’d like to try the Strawberry Mint first.

  42. Stephen

    I am all over the Mojito usually but I have to admit with this as choice I would struggle to choose!

  43. Laura Hartley

    Ooh I love cocktails and all of these are so unique! My favourite would be the last one – blueberry and kiwi 🙂

  44. Kara

    I do love a good cocktail and some of these look delicious

  45. Lisa Rios

    Botanical Cocktails is something I have never heard before, but these are some great list of options for cocktail lovers. I love that you can get such delicious cocktails from pure herbs, definitely something many would love.

  46. oana79

    I would love to try some of these, I love fresh herbs when cooking and I do believe they would taste amazing in a cocktail too!xx

  47. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I would love to make my guests mix and match their own drinks. I think they would enjoy it, plus it would really strike a conversation with others.

  48. Lorraine

    Always looking for a new cocktail, will have to experiment to see what I like the most.

  49. Marielle Altenor

    Yum! The Vodka recipe sounds soo good! I haven’t had a drink in so long! lol

  50. Ali

    Ooh I might have to try some of these – we do like a cocktail or two in our house on christmas morning!

  51. Elizabeth L

    Oh yum! The strawberry and mint one sounds like heaven in a glass. I need to try that one.

  52. Louise

    I always think cocktails look (and sound) really nice but I never try any. I really should give them a whirl 🙂

    Louise x

  53. Toughcookiemommy

    These cocktails look very classy and interesting. I had no idea that there were so many options for making cocktails.

  54. Sonya Cisco

    That is such a pretty infographic, would look fab on the kitchen wall! I love a good cocktail, some lovely ideas here!

  55. Gemma Massey

    This has inspired me to get creative with cocktails

  56. Erica Price

    Interesting guide. I had my eyes opened to botanicals recently on a foraging course.

  57. Globalmouse

    What a beautiful illustration – you can’t beat a good cocktail, yum!

  58. Emma @ From Aldi To Harrods

    These cocktails sound delicious! I’m inspired to knock something up soon.

  59. Lorraine Bryan

    I’d have a go. Love a cocktail ❤️?

  60. Sally Akins

    I looove cocktails – I like to think I look glamorous drinking them 😉 The Strawberry and Mint Smash sounds fab!

  61. Charlotte

    These sound great! I would love to try the Strawberry & Mint Smash! x

  62. Nadine-Johanna Stewart

    This blog post is bookmarked. What a great idea and the illustration is beautiful. I want to cut out alcohol at the moment as much as possible, but once I am drinking again this will come in really handy…

  63. Rachel Craig

    I like the idea of fresh herbs in cocktails.

  64. Jen Boehme

    So many options using herbs, and so many different tastes.

  65. Martha Smith

    I had never considered you could make tasty cocktails with herbs , I must admit the more fruity recipes appeal to me more from the sound of them but it would be quite fun to try all of them out you never know!. Thanks for an interesting and informative post.

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