Grows 12-18″ tall. One of the best culinary varieties, with pungent dark green leaves on upright plants. Pale lilac blooms. Cut a few sprigs to use as a garnish in any grapefruit-based cocktail.
Southern Belle Whiskey Garden:
Whiskey may come from grains — barley, corn, wheat and rye are distillers’ favorites—but mixologists know a good whiskey cocktail calls for more than just grains. We’ve put together an unusual and inventive collection of herbs to complement your Southern hospitality. Mint Julep? You’ve got to grow Kentucky Colonel mint, the classic Southern mint. Hot Toddy? Try it with chamomile-honey syrup. Mix whiskey with our herbs, along with fresh summer fruit, for a new twist on an Old-Fashioned.
Summer Peach Old-Fashioned: Muddle 1.5 ounces bourbon, ½ ounce thyme or tarragon simple syrup (heat equal parts sugar and water, add herbs, steep for one hour) and ½ of a fresh or grilled peach. Shake over ice, strain into tumbler with ice and add a dash of bitters.
See more Drunken Botanist Collection info on our Drunken Botanist page!