It's no secret that fresh herbs improve the flavor of dishes. How often do you incorporate fresh herbs into your cocktails? Check out this list of 15 herb-loving cocktails. Each beverage uses an easy to grow herb for a kick of flavor that other mixes just can't match. These drinks are as beautiful as they are delicious! Try one at the next gathering you attend and it's sure to be a hit. I'll be trying out the Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade soon.

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1. Cranberry Basil Spritzer

The best of summer and fall flavours. This drink combine summertime basil with the fall flavor of cranberries. This recipe takes spritzers to a new level of refreshing.

Recipe here

 Cranberry Basil Spritzer

2. Pineapple Cilantro Margarita

Have you ever had a cocktail made with cilantro? I personally love the flavor, and paring it with pineapple is genius. Give this new take on a margarita a try for an unexpected treat.

Recipe here

 Pineapple Cilantro Margarita

3. Daisy Fay

I love the name of this one. This cocktail is a little more complex to make, but of it tastes like the picture looks, then it's well worth it! Featuring lavender infused honey syrup and rum, this drink will impress the most keen mixology enthusiast.

Recipe here

 Daisy Fay

4. Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

This is a great one to make and give as a gift. This drink combines vodka, rhubarb and basil for an awakening tart flavor.

Recipe here

 Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

5. Strawberry Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

We had to include some type of mojito on this list. One of the most popular herb-based drinks, mojitos give you an uplifting punch of mint flavor. Try this frozen variety that includes strawberries and kiwi.

Recipe here

 Strawberry Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

6. Elderflower Smash

This one is a little closer to a true cocktail, featuring bitters and elderberry liquor. Mint brings everything together for a refreshing and sophisticated beverage.

Recipe here

 Elderflower Smash

7. Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade

Lemonade is a classic. Take this summer refresher to a new awesome with the addition of strawberries, bourbon and basil.

Recipe here

 Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade

8. Bees Knees

This one is the bees knees :) A spring of fresh thyme and dry gin make this a great spring to summer drink.

Recipe here

 Bees Knees

9. Island Laurel

Have you ever heard of a cocktail using oregano as a flavoring? This creative beverage goes there by combining oregano, rum and pineapple. Sounds great!

Recipe here

 Island Laurel

10. Pacific Passage

This is a spin on the lemon drop martini. The Pacific Passage warms things up with ginger, lemongrass and peppercorn.

Recipe here

 Pacific Passage

11. Rosemary-Infused Honey Sidecars

Not the traditional sidecar. This twist uses rosemary to balance out the sweetness from the sugar and honey. Plus it looks great as a garnish!

Recipe here

 Rosemary-Infused Honey Sidecars

12. Elderflower Wine

This one is less a cocktail, as it's white wine based. Elderflower liquor and mint leaves give white wine a surge of fresh flavor. Make a bottle and bring it to a friend's house for dinner.

Recipe here

 Elderflower Wine

13. Peach Lavender Bellinis

I love bellinis, peach is one of my favourite fruits. This delightful twist takes them to the next level with a kick of lavender flowers.

Recipe here

 Peach Lavender Bellinis

14. Chasing Basil Cocktail

Watermelon and cucumber makes this cocktail one of the most refreshing on the list. Another basil cocktail, but you can't go wrong with basil, right?

Recipe here

 Chasing Basil Cocktail

15. Dill-icious

Dill is a fantastic herb. Full of flavor, but usually not used in cocktails. This unusual drink mixes dill with tequila and lime for an kick of hearty flavor.

Recipe here


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