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8 Best Botanical Drink Recipes To Try Now (2022)

Last Updated on October 18, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Botanical drinks are no longer “just” a rave. These drinks are consumed for health purposes now. These are plant-based botanicals and natural essences that are different from infused or flavored spirits which some individuals claim have positive effects.

So if you want to be refreshed while taking a sip of your favorite cocktail, try making your own using these botanical drink recipes.

Top 8 Botanical Drink Recipes 

8. Chamomile + Pink Grapefruit Paloma

Chamomile & Pink Grapefruit Paloma

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • ½ tsp salt (coarse)
  • 2 oz tequila (botanical)
  • ¼ cup fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 tbsp Cara Cara Orange and Chamomile Simple Syrup 
  • splash of soda water
  • ½ tsp freshly grated orange zest
  • One lime or grapefruit wedge
  • fresh and organic chamomile flowers (garnish)
  • One grapefruit slice (garnish)

Instructions: 

Wet the rim of your tumbler with lime and dip it in a bowl with your rose salt. Make sure to coat it evenly. Place ice halfway through. Pour ingredients on the tumbler except for the garnish.

You can use ready-made syrup or create your own. Stir ingredients and then garnish.

Serving: 1

7. Limoncello Gin Thyme

Limoncello Gin Thyme

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Two sprigs of fresh thyme (add more for garnish)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce limoncello

Instructions:

Place thyme on the grill and cook until the sprigs are lightly charred and aromatic. Place grilled thyme inside the shaker and fresh lime juice—muddle contents.

Pour in limoncello and gin and shake. Add ice. Shake. Strain and pour over fresh ice. Garnish with thyme and serve. But what does gin really taste like?

Serving: 1

6. Botanical Peach Ginger Mint Keto Cocktail

Botanical Peach Ginger Mint Keto Cocktail on desk with fried shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ounce Ketel One Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom
  • 2 ounces club soda or sparkling water
  • One fresh ginger piece, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: 

Place mint leaves and ginger cuts at the bottom of the shaker. Muddle or mush shaker contents with a wooden spoon but avoid mushing it to a pulp. Add vodka and ice cubes. 

Shake vigorously. Strain over a highball glass filled with ice halfway through. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve. 

Serving: 1

5. Spiked Hibiscus Iced Tea

Spiked Hibiscus Iced Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup Organic Hibiscus loose-leaf tea
  • 8 cups water (boiling) 
  • 1 cup blueberry-infused vodka
  • 1/2 cup lemon simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions: 

Place the loose-leaf tea in a T-Sac at the bottom of a heat-resistant pitcher. Set aside. Boil water up to 212° F or until water is to a rolling boil. Pour 4 cups and ensure the T-Sac is completely submerged in hot water. Leave for 7-10 minutes. 

Remove T-Sac, then gradually add simple syrup. Stop at the level of sweetness you prefer. Add four more cups of water at room temperature. Stir well. Allow cooling, then add vodka. Add ice and stir. 

Serving: 1

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4. Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1-ounce botanical vodka
  • ½ cup lemonade
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions: 

Fill the glass with ice. Pour vodka. Top with lemonade. Stir and garnish with a lemon slice. Serve. 

Serving: 1

3. Lavender Rosé Spritzer

Lavender Rosé Spritzer

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • One 750 ml sparkling rosé wine 
  • 12 ounces of club soda
  • 2 tbsp culinary lavender
  • 24 organic rose petals
  • Two teaspoons of organic rose water (optional)
  • Lavender stalks (garnish)

Instructions: 

Prepare your ice cubes two hours before making your cocktail. Place rose petals and lavender in every cavity of your ice molder. Once frozen, place six ice cubes in each glass. 

Fill half of the glass with club soda. Top with sparkling rose wine. Garnish with lavender stalks and serve right away. 

Serving: 5

2. Rose Sangria

Rose Sangria

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries 
  • Lemon (sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1-ounce Rosé wine
  • 1-ounce brandy
  • Sparkling water (optional)
  • Mint (garnish)

Instructions: 

Prepare strawberries by placing them in a mixing glass with sugar. Allow it to macerate for at least 20 minutes for the flavors to permeate with wine. Pour in wine and brandy and stir. 

Add lemon slices and refrigerate for at least an hour to four hours. Garnish with mint when serving.

Serving: 1

1. Herb Gardener

Herb Gardener on table

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 ounces Botanical vodka 
  • 0.5-ounce Cynar
  • One lime (squeezed)
  • Lime twist for garnish

Instructions: 

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice halfway, then pour in all ingredients. Shake vigorously—strain over a martini glass. Garnish and serve.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What are botanicals in cocktails?

Botanicals in cocktails are plant-based ingredients known to have healing properties [1]. These can be seeds, leaves, fruits, herbs, or flowers that can aid in sleeping disorders, stress, or pain relief. 

Are botanical drinks healthy?

Yes, botanical drinks are healthy because of the component’s added healing properties. It can help detoxify and strengthen the immune system. 

Final Thoughts On Botanical Drinks

Botanical drinks are a good addition to the list of drinks you can enjoy, less the alcohol. It is a great aid, especially for sleeping disorders and stress. Regular cocktails may allow you to relax, but alcohol intoxication could be your next problem. 

With botanical drinks, you won’t have to worry about any alcohol intoxication risks. It will taste even more savory because of the natural essences used. Time to chill and relax, the healthy way!

Reference:

  1. https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/botanical-medicine/why-do-people-use-botanicals

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