Borago officinalis ‘Borage Blue’

Description

Beautiful blue, star-like flowers make a stunning garnish floating atop a Pimm’s Cup (or any cocktail). Freeze them inside an ice cube tray for a welcome surprise. Grows to 18″ tall with edible, cucumber-flavored leaves. Plant 2′ apart in full sun. Grow in containers to keep from spreading.

Old Tom Gin Garden:

With its blend of juniper, coriander, orange peel and other spices, gin is the ultimate botanical spirit. Gin’s floral, citrus and spice notes compliment almost everything that grows in the garden.

Try a cucumber-infused gin and tonic, a basil martini, an elderflower liqueur, or a thyme-infused blend of sweetness and spice. Borage blossoms are a classic garnish for the gin-based Pimm’s Cup.

Pimm’s Cup: Muddle 1.5 ounces of Pimm’s, 5 ounces gin, cucumber, borage leaves, juice of 1/2 lemon, half-ounce of simple syrup. Shake over ice, strain into a tall glass over ice and top with ginger beer or sparkling lemonade. Garnish with cucumber and borage blooms.

 

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Description

Beautiful blue, star-like flowers make a stunning garnish floating atop a Pimm’s Cup (or any cocktail). Freeze them inside an ice cube tray for a welcome surprise. Grows to 18″ tall with edible, cucumber-flavored leaves. Plant 2′ apart in full sun. Grow in containers to keep from spreading.

Old Tom Gin Garden:

With its blend of juniper, coriander, orange peel and other spices, gin is the ultimate botanical spirit. Gin’s floral, citrus and spice notes compliment almost everything that grows in the garden.

Try a cucumber-infused gin and tonic, a basil martini, an elderflower liqueur, or a thyme-infused blend of sweetness and spice. Borage blossoms are a classic garnish for the gin-based Pimm’s Cup.

Pimm’s Cup: Muddle 1.5 ounces of Pimm’s, 5 ounces gin, cucumber, borage leaves, juice of 1/2 lemon, half-ounce of simple syrup. Shake over ice, strain into a tall glass over ice and top with ginger beer or sparkling lemonade. Garnish with cucumber and borage blooms.

 

See more Drunken Botanist Collection info on our Drunken Botanist page!

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