Building a recipe around fresh herbs from the garden is one of many warm weather luxuries. Freshly picked and full of flavor, they can perk up any dish, as well as many beverages! When it comes to interesting ways to use those basil and mint leaves, or any other fun garden herbs you have, we recommend incorporating them in your drink for a cool new summer cocktail. Here are some great ones that we really love — for a more pronounced taste, steep the herbs for a longer time to really infuse the liquids.
—Kate Statton, The Spir.it
Rosemary Lemon Fizz (pictured)
by Jon Gasparini, Rye, San Francisco
Muddle rosemary with lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice and SKYY Citrus Infusions Vodka and shake. Strain over fresh ice and top with soda. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig.