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6 Refreshing Cocktail Recipes Featuring Herbs and Microgreens

Watermelon Mojito

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Summer's winding down and the weather's cooling off, but don't let that stop you. Celebrate everyone's favorite season of the year and make yourself one of these cocktails, which feature—believe it or not—herbs and microgreens.

Cheers!

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Watermelon Mojito

Ingredients:
2 watermelon chunks
1 lime, juiced
Handful of mint leaves
2 ounces white rum
Simple syrup* (to taste)
Ice

Directions:
1. Tear mint into small pieces and muddle (crushing/bruising herbs/fruits—use cocktail muddler, pestle, or even the back of a spoon) with watermelon
2. Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice cubes
3. Stir
3. Pour into glass and garnish with mint leaf

*Combine equal parts of sugar and water in a saucepan on medium high, and allow to boil. Remove from heat once sugar dissolves.

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Rosemary Gin Fizz

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Rosemary Gin Fizz

Ingredients:
1/4 cup (2 ounces) gin
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
1/3 cup (3 ounces) club soda
1 lemon slice (garnish)
1 rosemary sprig (garnish)

Directions:
1. Combine gin, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup in cocktail shaker with ice
2. Shake to combine
3. Pour into glass and add club soda
4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

*Prepare simple syrup as you would normally, but add rosemary to the mix. Discard after the sugar dissolves.

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Micro Caesar

Ingredients:
1 oz vodka
2 dashes Tabasco
3 dashes freshly ground salt and pepper
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 oz Mott's Clamato
Pepperoni stick
Handful of radish and mustard micros

Directions:
1. Rim glass using lime juice and steak seasoning
2. Combine Clamato juice, vodka, worcestershire, and Tabasco in glass with ice
3. Garnish with radish and mustard micros, and pepperoni stick

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Pisco Sour

Ingredients:
1 egg white
2 1/2 ounces Pisco Brandy
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Handful of sorrel

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients into a blender
2. Pour into glass
3. Garnish with sorrel

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients:
1 Large strawberry
3 Basil leaves
1 oz Bulldog Gin
2 oz Fresh Lemonade
Club soda

Directions:
1. Muddle the strawberry and basil leaves in tall glass
2. Fill with ice and set aside
3. Add the gin and lemonade to a shaker and fill with ice
4. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass
5. Top with a splash of club soda, garnish with a strawberry and a basil leaf

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Shiso-yuzu mojito

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Shiso-yuzu mojito

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces citrus-flavoured vodka
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 or 5 fresh shiso leaves
1 teaspoon of zested yuzu rind
juice of 1/4 lime
club soda

Directions:
1. Tear the shiso leaves into large pieces
2. Muddle with the brown sugar and yuzu rind in a mixing glass
3. Add the vodka, lime juice, and a few ice cubes and stir
4. Pour into an old-fashioned glass and top up with club soda
5. Garnish with a shiso leaf

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These recipes are made even easier with an Urban Cultivator Residential unit, as you can harvest fresh herbs and microgreens right when you need them for your beautiful cocktails!

What other cocktails have you made that prominently feature herbs and microgreens? Let us know in the comments section!

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