Friday, July 7, 2017

Cool Off with Refreshing Herbal Drinks

Photo by Neha Deshmukh on Unsplash

Summer is here.  It's hot. Completely normal, but still ... it's HOT out there.  And that means the herbs need watering frequently, and so does the herb gardener.  The herb garden is happy with water from the hose (I drank from the water hose as a kid, but yuck! no more hose water for me!)

My norm is my favorite stainless steel water bottle from Mary Janes Farm filled with water and a squirt of lemon juice or a drop of lemon essential oil.  But some days I like to dress it up a little.  I will pick whatever herbs sound good at the moment and add them to a jar and fill with water.   I almost always choose from the lemony herbs- verbena, lemon balm, lemon thyme, and add mint or tulsi. Sliced fruit is great, too. Letting it sit on the windowsill or the garden table for a few hours infuses the water with a refreshing herbal flavor.


I love anything lemon, and this strawberry lemonade sounds delicious.  Of course, I would add a sprig of lemon balm or lemon verbena to boost the lemon flavor.

And this Herbal Lemonade Station sounds like a lot of fun for a summer gathering.

What is your favorite herbal summertime drink?  
Please share a recipe or a link if you have one! 


Herbal Blessings,

Catherine

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