Grow a Garden-to-Glass Cocktail
Mix up a jug of this British cocktail for friends by combining Pimm's No.1 with chilled housemade lemonade and mint, cucumber, oranges, and strawberry slices. Homegrown strawberries are sweeter than store bought ones and easy to grow even if you're short on space. You can produce a nice crop in just a few hanging baskets with Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control® Potting Mix.
Blackberry Mint Julep
Add some fruit for a crowd-pleasing twist to this all-American, mint-infused classic. Combine blackberries, which are a prolific berry to grow, with mint leaves, sugar, bourbon, and ice cubes in a shaker and shake well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass and for a stylish garnish, top with a blackberry and a mint sprig.
Cucumber Cocktail With Chamomile Tonic
Hydrate after a warm day with this superbly refreshing blended drink that can be served as an aperitif or a digestif for an al fresco dinner party. Cucumbers are especially easy to grow using Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers & Vegetables in your garden. Once they take off, harvest them near daily to spur production.
Pomegranate White Sangria
Complement Mediterranean-inspired tapas and small plates with this tart, yet sweet sangria made with pomegranate juice and a medium body white wine like Sauvignon Blanc. Slice up lemons and add whole pomegranate seeds for a dash of color and flavor.
One of the most easy and popular veggies to grow, tomato plants are big producers especially with Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble Tomato Plant Food. Turn your fresh tomatoes into a luscious lemony drink, which is great as a mocktail or with a splash of rye whisky.
Muddle some freshly picked blackberries right from your garden in a shaker; then add ice, simple syrup, tequila, lime juice, and some mint from your herb garden. Even in winter, you can stock your home bar with fresh herbs grown indoors using Miracle-Gro® Indoor Plant Food Spikes and Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control® Potting Mix.