Herbs: Fresh flavours for your cooking and cocktails!

Hello, foodies and cocktail connoisseurs! Spring is finally here, and you know what that means: it’s time to break out the herbs! We’re talking about the fragrant and fresh herbs that can take your cooking and cocktails to the next level.

First up, let’s talk cooking. You don’t have to be a master chef to use fresh herbs in your dishes. In fact, it’s as easy as snipping off a few leaves and adding them to your favourite recipes. Here are some of my favourite herbs and how to use them:

Basil – The king of herbs, basil is perfect for adding a touch of Italian flavour to your dishes. Use it in pesto, on pizza, or even in a Caprese salad.

Rosemary – This fragrant herb is great for roasting meats and potatoes. It also pairs well with lemon, so try using it in a marinade for chicken or fish.

Thyme – Thyme is a versatile herb that works well in both savoury and sweet dishes. Add it to soups, stews, and sauces, or use it to flavour desserts like custards and ice cream.

Mint – Mint is perfect for adding a refreshing touch to your dishes. Use it in salads, on top of roasted vegetables, or in baking (if it’s not too hot to use them oven).

Now, let’s move on to cocktails. Fresh herbs can add a whole new dimension to your favourite drinks, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Here are a few herbs that work well in cocktails:

Basil – Yes, basil is great in food and drinks! Try muddling a few leaves in a gin and tonic or using it to flavour a vodka lemonade.

Mint – Mint is a classic cocktail herb, and for good reason. It pairs well with everything from rum to tequila, so try using it in a mojito or a mint julep.

Lavender – This fragrant herb is perfect for adding a floral touch to your cocktails. Try using it in a lavender lemonade or a lavender martini.

So, there you have it – my quick guide to using fresh herbs in your cooking and cocktails. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try new things.


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