How to Plant a Cocktail Garden Full of Flavorful Garnishes for All of Your Drinks

Lime

Lime, necessary for margaritas, gives beverages and sweets a zesty, fresh taste. In cold-winter climates, this subtropical tree grows best in pots.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm leaves provide zesty flavor to drinks. This robust perennial grows easily and produces plenty of scented leaves.

Marigold

These annuals are peppery, so they combine well with butters or cream sauces to balance their flavor.

Golden Delicious' Pineapple Sage

'Golden Delicious' pineapple sage is bright and gorgeous with chartreuse leaves, fire-engine-red blooms in late summer and fall, and pineapple-scented foliage. 

Chives

Chives refresh almost everything savory; try them in a bloody Mary. Because of its grassy leaves, chives go with almost anything in the garden.

Mint

A mint twig may be crushed for a minty mojito, frozen in an ice cube to zing lemonade, or used as a fragrant garnish.

Strawberry

Strawberry martinis, daiquiris, and margaritas are just a few summer cocktail ideas. Decorate beverages with this sweet, delightful fruit.

Husky Cherry Red Tomato

Bloody Marys need tomatoes, but don't stop there. Make martinis more colorful and flavorful by floating cherry tomatoes. Or, serve tomatoes on a charcuterie board with your cocktail.