How to Plant a Cocktail Garden? – Fruits, Herbs for Drinks, and Cocktail

Cheers!!! Let me make a drink by plucking out some flavored herbs from my garden. You may be thinking, “What insanity is this?” But believe me, this is possible, and I am going to make it happen.

In this informative guide, I have shared ways to plant a cocktail garden. Yes, you heard it right—a cocktail garden full of herbs and fruits such as basil, mint, rosemary, lavender, sage, apple, lemon, grapes, and more, which you can use to make beverages, especially during the summer party season.

I think this is enough; let’s satisfy your curiosity and learn how to plant a cocktail garden.

Key takeaways:

  • A martini garden should be a lovely and relaxing setting.
  • Raising your fresh spices, fruits, and veggies can be a fun pastime if you enjoy crafting your unique cocktails at home.
  • It will result in fresh, delectable cocktails to share with friends and family.
  • Your cocktail garden should be planted in a sunny part of your yard with good soil.
  • Plant a variety of herbs that grow well together like fruits, and vegetables that are typically used during cocktails, and pick them when they’re ready.
  • Your cocktail garden can grow with a little time and effort.

What is a Cocktail Garden?

It’s just a way to prepare the purest, greatest personalized drinks for yourself or a group of people. Plant the fruits, veggies, or herbs you want to use in your beverages or cocktails in gardening for the freshest experience possible.

Experiment to find the flavors that appeal to you. Use fresh juices, purees, infusions, syrups, or garnishes to boost up the flavor.

How can you make a cocktail garden? 

Folks, are you looking to grow the best cocktail garden for your home garden? If yes, then you are doing great. It is because you will attain an amazing garden with all your efforts. However, it will ask for some of your attention because you are doing something huge in your garden. 

You will have to look after the best herbs, plants, vegetables, etc for your garden area that will fit best in that garden. Also, you need to keep the plants healthy. If you are planting the plants in the containers, then keep in mind that the plants will dry faster as compared to the in-ground plants. 

So, it is important to maintain the level of moisture in the plant, so you have to keep misting the plant regularly. Also, the containers you are choosing should have a good amount of drainage holes in them, because it will not let the water sit in the plant. 

A few tips before planting a Cocktail Garden!

  • Make a list of your summary favorites.
  • You can consume it if you can cook with it.
  • Make a place for the vegetables.
  • Give plants that aren’t well-known a chance.
  • Have some fruity pleasure.

How to plant a Cocktail Garden? 

Raising your fresh spices, fruits, and veggies can be a fun pastime if you enjoy crafting your unique drinks at home. This will result in fresh, delectable cocktails to share with friends and family. 

  • Your cocktail garden should be planted in a sunny part of your yard with good soil
  1. Plant a variety of herbs, fruits, and vegetables that are typically used during cocktails, and pick them when they’re ready. 
  2. Your cocktail garden can grow with a little time and effort. 
  • For rosemary and sage, choose drier spots. Other herbs that are frequently used in cocktails and make excellent additions to cocktail gardening are rosemary and basil. Plant those seeds in drier regions of the garden, keeping the wetter areas for herbs like basil and mint.
  • Plant your seeds at the right distance apart. Herbs require varying amounts of space to thrive. When sowing your seeds, make sure to provide enough space between each herb. 
  1. Seeds for basil should be spaced 12 to 24 inches apart (about 30 to 60 centimeters).
  2. Rosemary grows in thickets or rosemary grows from cutting, so space your seeds approximately 3 feet (1 meter) apart.
  3. Because sage grows in bushes or growing sage from cuttings, space your seeds 24 to 36 inches off before planting (about 60 to 91 centimeters).
  4. Many varieties of mint will completely overwhelm their container. To keep mint from taking over the garden, put it in a potting medium in the ground with approximately 2 inches (5.1 cm) of the rim above the soil or in an above-ground planter.

For more such plant related-articles, you may also read, Garden Design Ideas with Images and Uses

Herbs that can be grown for Cocktail Garden 

Various herbs can be added particularly in your home garden that will make the taste of any drink with its amazing extra flavour. So growing them is easy to do. Annuals and perennial plants are not a difficult task. All you need is guidance to know which herbs from the garden can be added to your cocktail garden. 

Some of the herbs will spread faster and some will be isolated in your garden. so for receiving the freshness of the herbs in your garden in the containers you have to be consistent with the planting of herbs as you know, herbs are best for homemade bitter, syrups, and shrubs. 

So let’s get started to know about the best herbs that can be added to your cocktail garden. They are as follows:

  1. Basil
  2. Chamomile
  3. Dill
  4. Lavender
  5. Lemon balm or lemon verbena
  6. Lemongrass
  7. Mint
  8. Rosemary
  9. Sage 

Let’s know about these herbs for your cocktail garden in more detail: 


It is one of the herbs that produce a sweet flavor like the mint flavor, which is versatile for drinks it will produce more of the citrus flavor.

It is one of the annual herbs that you can pick at any time from the home garden. After that, you can the base or also, or you can make the basil syrup.


It is another type of perennial that produces flowers in the herb and it is more used for tea by drying it. So are you ready to add the herb in the cocktail garden?

It is because it can be used in making liquor, homemade bitters, and infusions.


Delhi is also a self-seeding herb that will taste strongly in your infusions and shrubs. You will be happy to know that its feathery tips will be added to the savory drinks and they will taste amazing.


What about lavender? It is also one of the amazing fragrant herbs that you can harvest easily in your cocktail garden.

It will add a mild taste to the drinks if you muddle them or also if you infuse them in the vodka. It is also suggested to make a sip of lavender as it tastes so amazing.

Lemon Balm or Lemon Verbena

It is another type of herb that is easy to grow in your home garden. They are invasive and often used as these in various households. You will be happy to know that its lemon flavor can be easily added to the infusions.


Lemon grass will grow best. If you provide them with a good container that has drainage holes, you can use them in the tequila, infusions, and some syrup.


Mint is another adorable herb that can be used in drinks like one of the famous ones Mojito. Various varieties of mint can be chosen by you.


Rosemary is another flavor herb that will add so much to the infusions. You can enjoy the rosemary by either mixing it with other herbs or enjoying it alone.


Sage is a perennial herb that will thrive well in your home garden. It is one of the interesting herbs for making cocktails. It is because it will mix well with the fruits such as mango and pineapple. So you can easily make homemade infusions by using this.

Fruits that can be grown for Cocktail Garden 

Below are the fruits that are essential for the cocktail garden:

Apple: If you have a mature apple tree, you can turn the harvest into fresh cider or juice for apple cocktails. Apple slices make a fantastic decoration (a splash of lemon juice prevents browning), and apple vodka or liqueur can be made with a simple infusion.

Blackberries: The acidic flavor of blackberry cocktails is a great departure from sweeter berries, whether collected wild or produced in your yard. They’re frequently muddled for their juice and make a lovely garnish.

Blueberry: Summertime fruits with a taste that easily muddles into blueberry cocktails come from the blueberry bush. It also produces tasty syrups and shrubs (or drinking vinegar).

Cherry: Preserve the tree’s fresh fruit as brandied cherries, which are commonly used as a garnish. They’re also great for liqueurs, flavored spirits, and homemade syrup.

Grapes: For fresh juice, infusions, and homemade wine, a backyard grapevine is ideal. Grapes create a lovely garnish and can be frozen to form ice cubes.

Melon: Because melons are inherently juicy, they’re simple to juice. A brief muddle is all that’s required for several melon beverages, and the fruit produces fantastic tinctures. The most frequent type is watermelon, although other kinds are very enjoyable to use.

Raspberry bushes are suitable for growing fruit after a few years and spread quickly, so allow them plenty of room. Although the harvest season is short, raspberries store well, allowing you to enjoy raspberry drinks all year.

Wrapping up the context 

In this article, you come to know that planting a cocktail garden has become the choice of every individual. As beverage growers have become more daring, the pleased menu has extended to include crisp homegrown blackberry cocktails and summer beverages topped with edible dianthus petals and dainty miniature marigolds, in addition to the conventional sprig of spearmint for juleps and mojitos.

Each cocktail is now a blooming distinctive drink when the components are within easy reach of innovative backyard bartenders. You will see how to plant that garden and the fruits and herbs required for that garden. I hope this article will be useful for you all. 

Thanks for reading! Happy Gardening!

Becky Decker

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