Sparkling Borage Cocktail
Welcome to the latest episode of #notjustagarnish! Up today, we made a sparkling borage cocktail inspired by our night at SLING, a charity mixology competition in Providence.
Micro borage has an exciting micro-hair texture and a cucumber-watermelon rind flavor, making it the perfect addition to fruity summer cocktails. Aside from tasting incredible, borage is packed full of Vitamins B, C, and K, folic acid, and fiber. It is also commonly used in traditional home medicine to treat fevers, coughs, and chest congestion!
Sparkling Micro Borage Cocktails
Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
5-6 micro borage leaves
Juice from 4 limes
1/2 can raspberry Spindrift or other sparkling water - or plain tonic water
Gin, to taste (if abstaining from alcohol, substitute gin for a splash of water )
2 tbsp granulated sugar
Optional - micro borage infused ice cubes
Borage ice cubes:
Add borage leaves to an empty ice tray and fill with water. Freeze overnight or until solid.
Add borage leaves, lime juice, and sparkling water to a blender and pulse for 30 seconds. Add gin to taste and as much sugar as desired. Pulse again. Strain into 2 tall glasses and top with more borage and borage ice cubes. Enjoy outside in the sun for optimal enjoyment!
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