Going into gardening I thought that all the veggies would be my favorite part, but actually, it’s slowly becoming all the tropical fruit, citrus, and definitely all the herbs. Marlowe’s favorite thing, surprisingly enough is the herbs. She’s obsessed— picks them constantly and pops them in her mouth to eat. Nom nom nom. And if you haven’t seen the theme yet, we’re in love with herb-y, fruity, and super light and refreshing cocktails around here. I mean, not Marlowe, she just asks for the drinks sans liquor of course 🙂 Luckily, this drink is great without too, so we can make the spiked version for Alex and I on hot garden days and Marlowe gets a super healthy virgin tea drink to hydrate 🙂 

makes one

You’ll need:
1.5 ounce whiskey
1/4 lemon
1/4 lime
1/8 orange
a few big leaves/small handful of lemon balm
pure leaf honey green tea 
tarragon or nasturtium flowers for garnish (optional)

How to:
place lemon balm leaves and citrus pieces in a heavy cocktail glass, muddle muddle muddle
add ice, whiskey, and fill remainder of glass with tea
give a quick stir and garnish with more lemon balm leaves and edible flowers, if you’d like!

&finally, enjoy in your garden or on your porch on a beautiful spring or summer day with your family and friends! yum yum yum. 

find more cocktails summer HERE 🙂 

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  1. this sounds so light and refreshing 🙂 I like growing herbs too, mainly because they're the thing that survives just about any problem!

  2. My children like herbs as well, my eldest has made a herb garden in his raised bed this year. Not too many citrus trees around here though sadly! CJ xx