Grow Happy Hour in Your Garden

The freshest ingredients are the best ingredients. That statement applies to happy hour as well. Mixologists and home bartenders alike know that fresh herbs and flavors make or break a great drink. Why? When ingredients are picked at their peak, the flavor is the best that it can possibly be.

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When making a cocktail recipe, the ingredients matter just like they do in a dinner recipe. We need a splash of fresh lemon and lime juice, the best locally-sourced or award-winning spirit, and fresh herbs such as mint, basil, rosemary, and sage. Have you ever made your own infused simple syrup at home? It’s amazing and makes all the difference.

Why not have the freshest herbs on hand for the best drinks at your summer gatherings and holiday events? A cocktail garden is what happy hour is missing and we’ve made it easy to grow with these cocktail garden essentials.

The Rise Gardens Cocktail Garden essentials includes: Sweet Genovese Basil, Peppermint, Cilantro, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Lime Basil.

Sweet Thai Basil - Rise Gardens

Sweet Thai Basil

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Peppermint Mint - Rise Gardens

Peppermint Mint

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Santo Cilantro - Rise Gardens

Santo Cilantro

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Reserve Seed Pods
Vicenza Blue Apex Lavander - Rise Gardens

Vicenza Blue Apex Lavander

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$12.49
Classic Rosemary - Rise Gardens

Classic Rosemary

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$9.99
Summer Thyme - Rise Gardens

Summer Thyme

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$9.99
Classic Sage - Rise Gardens

Classic Sage

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$9.99
Reserve Seed Pods
Lime Basil - Rise Gardens

Lime Basil

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$12.49

Speaking of the best ingredients, spirits and wine are the base of any cocktail or sangria, which means they have to be the best. That’s why we partnered with Collingwood Spirits and Wines for a fun Instagram giveaway for our Canadian community (details below)!

Collingwood Spirits and Wine is the oldest distributor of fine spirits and wines in Newfoundland and Labrador dating back to the early 1930s. The company continues to operate as a family-run business with representatives throughout the province and is proud to represent a wide selection of local, national and international products from all categories.

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Instagram Giveaway Details

Head to our Instagram account to enter to win a Personal Rise Garden, our Cocktail Garden Essentials Seed Pods (listed above), and $500 worth of spirits and wine! No purchase necessary. Entries are only accepted through Instagram. Must be a Canadian resident and 19 years old (legal drinking age in Canada, for our U.S. based-community).

You can enter through Instagram to win our Cocktail Garden Giveaway until 5/9/21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

And, join us on Friday, May 7th at 1:30 PDT when we partner with Collingwood Spirits and Wines for an Instagram Live Happy Hour where we make three of our favorite cocktail recipes, including a Cilantro Margarita, a Sage Sour, and a Mint Mule. We’ll link back here to the blog with the full recipes on Friday!