As a family, we have been experimenting lots with growing our own vegetables in the garden but also growing our own herbs. Herbs are so easy to plant and look after yourself at home. This makes the perfect starting point for those wanting to make a start with growing fresh vegetables and herbs home. Even better the herbs can be added to pretty pots and placed on your kitchen windowsill or outside on decking. They also require little looking after, apart from watering. Obviously being a fresh herb you can incorporate these lots into home cooking but also add to your cocktails as well. Today I’m talking all about making Mojitos with fresh herbs at home.
Mojito Making With Fresh Herbs
I must say I’m a huge lover of cocktails and we love nothing more than making our own at home. Being parents we rarely get out these days but we still like to have a drink come Saturday night and what a perfect way to spend an evening with loved ones or friends by making fun cocktails together.
- Lime Juice
- Ice Cubes
- Club Soda
- In a tall glass with back of a spoon crush mint and basil with sugar and lime juice until sugar is dissolved and stir in rum. Add ice cubes and top off the drink with club soda.
- Stir drink well and garnish with mint, basil, and lime.
The Perfect Cocktail Canape
I love Italian food and have a bit of a thing for Bruschetta. Bruschetta makes the perfect Canape if you have visitors round or fancy a quick and light snack to have along with your drinks. They are super easy to make, plus you can prep the topping ahead of time and just add when your guests arrive.
- 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves chopped.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Roughly cut the ingredients up and place in a bowl, these can be stored until required
- Cut slices of baguette and rub a garlic clove on one side
- Toast under the grill
- Place some of the mixture on top and serve
If you’re wanting to experiment with herb growing use the link below
Have any of you guys made your own cocktails at home?
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