6 Perfect Plants for a Cocktail Herb Garden

6 Perfect Plants for a Cocktail Herb Garden

Discover native plants to increase wildlife population in your garden https://www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/ and check out the cocktail recipe finder: https://bit.ly/3cMjnGb Whenever possible I like to combine outcomes in the garden. Planting for myself, pollinators, and even other beneficial wildlife.

The world of cocktail herbs is vast, so it was hard to select 6 recommendations that are pretty easy to grow. There are a few “sleeper hits” in here that I think you’ll enjoy though, and at the end I’ll show you how I create a very simple garden-infused simple syrup you can use in a ton of different drinks.


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  1. Wow Watson on July 13, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Yes please do a cocktail gardening series.

  2. PrettiestJewx3 on July 13, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Tea garden next please – love your videos !

  3. Eiji Hitori on July 13, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Hi love the channel. I’m a new San Diego gardener and I have a mint plant infected with caterpillars and mites. I was wondering how to rid the pest but keep the mint flavor? Any tips

  4. Galaxy _ on July 13, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Hey I live in zone 7 and I’m a noob any fruits/ things you’d recommend

  5. KnightKirkyBoy on July 13, 2021 at 2:21 am

    He loves us brits! 🙂

  6. R Menninghaus on July 13, 2021 at 2:24 am

    hi I saw you using a spray wand in a video that you turn of and on with the twist tab. It is in the 5 mistakes people make watering. My sister really wants to find that wand…. can you help us?

  7. truthsout on July 13, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Epic video, mate. Love it.

  8. The Green Priestess on July 13, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Thank you! You just sparked an idea for a cocktail themed herb garden.

  9. Kelly Y on July 13, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Cocktail series YES! Would love your take on a moscow mule with a fresh ginger something and mint. I make mine with ginger beer but am always wanting a bit more "bite". I’ve been using pineapple mint lately too. Would be fun to see what you come up with to help me branch out from my one little cocktail 🙂

  10. Epic Gardening on July 13, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Drop your favorite garden-inspired cocktail below…let’s just say I’m in need of recipes 😂

  11. Greg Soucie on July 13, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Awesome. We’re cocktail enthusiasts here near Toronto, Canada (pandemic makes for new hobbies) and have really started to up our cocktail game. This is a super great video. Really like your stuff and will be planting some lemongrass and funky basils to compliment the mint and thyme we’ve got going! Great work, love the channel!

  12. Tingle Tetra on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 am

    As a Brit, the presence of the ‘H’ was much appreciated!

  13. Wigwith on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Get out your Mojitos!

  14. queenSummerKeli on July 13, 2021 at 2:32 am

    The citrus tyme smells so good!!

  15. Angela Bury on July 13, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Thank you so much for this episode! Would love to see a whole series devoted to this topic. Would also love ideas on what would grow well indoors over the winter episode…please??

  16. Rick Hoeflick on July 13, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Where is the mint? I have Sweet mint, spearmint, chocolate mint, and pineapple mint. I’ve got to get peppermint for hot chocolate in the winter. Love your channel.

  17. Mauwi Villar on July 13, 2021 at 2:38 am

    This is what I need. ❤

  18. TM WHTLY on July 13, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Yes! Please keep going with this series. Super interesting. Thanks!!

  19. Cece Edic on July 13, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Kevin, instead of the sugar, why don’t you grow stevia? It grows easy in a 5 gallon bucket. It’s great as is or use it in a tea. I grow it with my mints.

  20. Amanda L on July 13, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Love this

  21. Louise Fincher on July 13, 2021 at 2:40 am


  22. Michael Graham on July 13, 2021 at 2:41 am

    If you want cilantro in the summer you could try growing culantro, has just about the same flavor but it’s very heat tolerant

  23. Sameepa Namjoshi on July 13, 2021 at 2:46 am

    No mint?

  24. Caitlin Tessman on July 13, 2021 at 2:47 am

    My husband makes fancy cocktails, and requested I plant purple coneflower and anise hyssop this year. I don’t know if anise hyssop is local, but even the seedlings have been fragrant and it’s very pretty.

    I don’t drink alcohol, but I love making infused syrups for Italian sodas – some of my favorites so far have been rose, nasturtium, and cucumber.

    Hubs and I grow a lot of mint, and he makes creme de menthe out of it for cocktails! So far his favorite mint to use has been chocolate mint but I’ve got plans to expand my mint varieties next season.

  25. Alan K on July 13, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Thank you for another great video. Really enjoying the content!

  26. Mentha on July 13, 2021 at 2:51 am

    You should try melon sage. It is a cultivar of pineapple sage that smells melony. Another herb that isn’t found very often is lime balm. Not to mention about 300 different flavors and cultivars of mint from lemon, orange or lime to berries and cream, strawberry or blackberry to lavender mint or basil mint to about 50 kinds of spearmint. Yummm.

  27. Kenna on July 13, 2021 at 2:52 am

    We grow all of these in our garden in Canada (zone 3/4)! Can not keep enough lemongrass going though – our dogs LOVE to eat the leaves! If it’s anywhere near dog level they will mow it down…Always have to have a couple pots of lemongrass and parsley in rotation for them to munch on! 😉 Oh and pineapple sage is amazing on chicken!

  28. cigar FMFDoc on July 13, 2021 at 2:52 am

    So I planted rosemary like 3 yrs ago in my yard and I had some personal things going on so I didnt do anything to my yard. I started back up in March and found my rosemary bush looking good.

  29. H on July 13, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Wind has been really bad near me I worried there going hurt my plant

  30. julie-joy Williams on July 13, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Okay so making that… have made a "simple" hahaha…version of what you made there but not with all those yummie aromatics just the basils and mints… but I do have all the rest in my herb garden so will Do It !!! Thanks for the Epic recipe! Also have taken herbs and flowers and put in ice cubes to make drinks pretty too…

  31. grknsl on July 13, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Friends, as long as we do not interfere with nature (when we cannot leave the house), I think we can be healthy if we return to nature likewise nature renews itself.
     Especially in winter, I use sage not only as a spice but also as tea.
     When I look at the history, this plant has been used in the treatment of many diseases.
     Even the Virgin Mary is mentioned in mythology.


     If you search the internet for ‘Benefits of sage’, you will be very surprised. I wish you all a healthy day.

  32. Ken Karl on July 13, 2021 at 2:56 am

    It made me smile, especially from draining… but still, good to learn more from Epic Gardening. More power!

  33. Triple D Khat on July 13, 2021 at 2:56 am

    I have peppermint, pineapple sage, lavender, lemon balm for teas and cocktails. I have had no luck with growing cilantro but I do like the cilantro absolut vodka and made so delicious drinks with that.

  34. crap_i_built on July 13, 2021 at 2:57 am

    man that syrup sounds good, I have to admit that I thought cilantro and coriander were different. I was looking for cilantro seeds and coriander seeds but only found coriander lol

  35. truthsout on July 13, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Australia also knows there’s an "H" in herb. After all you are not French.

  36. j0rricks on July 13, 2021 at 2:58 am

    I know this is irelevant to the topic but: I realized I planted my herbs in my deeper pot, leaving some of my other veggies for smaller pots. (Rookie mistake) is it safe to transplant the herbs? (Basil, thyme, oregeno). I know how to do it but not sure they’ll survive the shock?
    Thanks in advanced! Love your channel been a big fan since discovering your work! You’re a pro.
    (Urban garden n00b -If you don’t learn at least one skill during covid your doing it wrong 🙃)

  37. Rose Hernandez on July 13, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Kevin, how long would the infusion last without the alcohol? I’m allergic to it. Thanks.

  38. T BZ on July 13, 2021 at 3:01 am

    5:49 You should not admit that 😉 Thyme is not underrated.

    Fabulous content, as always.

  39. Christina Hutchison on July 13, 2021 at 3:01 am

    I just have to say you have picked the absolutely most perfect name for your channel. Because I don’t have the good luck of having basically an all year growing zone I grow in zone five but your contacts in how you present it is truly Epic because I feel no matter what zone you grow in your presentation of the information can be applied everywhere. I’m so happy I found this channel.

  40. Krista Farrell on July 13, 2021 at 3:01 am

    I’d love to see a root pruning video since I wanna prune the roots of my long-lasting neon pothos without killing it😬😂 Love your vids!

  41. MEG on July 13, 2021 at 3:01 am

    what do you recommend to put on a garden to scare away the birds

  42. Alex Whelan on July 13, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Appreciate the herb🤣

  43. Davina Caine on July 13, 2021 at 3:02 am

    This Brit says thank you 😊

  44. Ann K on July 13, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Gerinaimum smells awfull.

  45. Marcia Rae on July 13, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Your thumbs up should turn GREEN!

  46. Mellini Blake on July 13, 2021 at 3:07 am

    I would super love to see a epic episode on cocktail and tea herbs 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  47. Ryan Van Fleet on July 13, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Yea Delaware!!

  48. Samantha Robinson on July 13, 2021 at 3:10 am

    I love my tea garden so many herbs for fresh tea my fave is lemon verbena (great mosquito repellent) and strawberry mint 😍🥰

  49. The Mighty Mustache on July 13, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Love your videos

  50. queenSummerKeli on July 13, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Thanks for that site!!!

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