Fresh Origins Microgreens, Petite™Greens, Edible Flowers, Herb Crystals® & Flower Crystals® are a fantastic ingredient & garnish for creative cocktails. Add Fresh-picked flavor & beauty. Take your drink to the next level!

Lemon-Basil-Strawberry-Mojito-with-Herb-Crystals®-Basil-Rim-506x1024Lemon Basil Strawberry Mojito with Mini Herb Crystals® Basil Rim & Petite™ Basil

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1 handful Fresh Origins Petite™ Basil
  • Fresh Origins Mini Herb Crystals® Basil
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 1 Lemon – 3 oz Lemon Juice (save one wedge for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar or Splenda
  • 1.5 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • Ice

Directions

Slice strawberries, keep one slice for garnish. Cut lemon into wedges, save one for garnish. Squeeze lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add Petite™ Basil and muddle.  Add strawberries and muddle. Add sugar, rum, triple sec, fill with ice and shake.

Pour Mini Herb Crystals® Basil on a small plate, lay out evenly. Add simple syrup (sugar & water mixture – heat to dissolve sugar) to a small bowl and dip the glass rim in it. Immediately dip glass in the Mini Herb Crystals® Basil plate.

Pour the shaker ingredients into the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a strawberry slice. Top with a tsp of Mini Herb Crystals® Basil.

summer-smoothie-micro-orchid-850x1024Watermelon-Strawberry-Lime Smoothie (non alcoholic) with Micro Orchid™

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Yield: 1 serving (16oz)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Fresh Origins MicroFlowers™ Micro Orchid™
  • 1 cup Watermelon (seeded & cubed)
  • 1 cup Strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 scoops Lime Sherber
  • 1/2 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1 cup Ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a slice of watermelon and 2 Fresh Origins MicroFlowers™ Micro Orchid™.

Fresh Origins MicroFlowers™ Micro Orchid™ has a fresh cucumber-melon flavor, making it the perfect companion for this smoothie.

Mini-Crystals-Rose-Martini-869x1024Lemon-Rose Martini with Mini Flower Crystals® Rose Rim

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Origins Mini Flower Crystals® Rose
  • 1.5 oz Citrus Vodka
  • 1 oz Rose Liqueur
  • 1 oz Rose Syrup
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 Lemon wedge (garnish)
  • Ice

Directions:

Chill a martini glass. In a shaker, combine all ingredients and shake.

Pour Mini Flower Crystals® Rose on a small plate, lay out evenly. Add simple syrup (sugar & water mixture – heat to dissolve sugar) to a small bowl and dip the glass rim in it. Immediately dip the chilled glass in the Mini Flower Crystals® Rose plate.

Strain the shaker ingredients into the glass. Add a tsp of Fresh Origins Mini Flower Crystals® Roseto the drink. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Borage-Blossoms-Cucumber-Gin-Cocktail-1024x739Cucumber Melon Gimlet with Borage Blossoms

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 3 Fresh Origins Borage Blossoms
  • 1 Cucumber – slice thin long ways for garnish
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz  Midori
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 1 oz Cucumber juice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish
  • Ice

Directions:

Chill a martini glass. Roll up cucumber slices so that they will curl inside the glass. Add all ingredients to a shaker. Strain into chilled glass. Put cucumber slices inside drink. Garnish with lemon wheel & Borage Blossoms.

good2-921x1024Rhubarb-Fennel Martini with Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel Rim

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Ingredients: (1 drink)

  • Fresh Origins Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel
  • 2 oz Fennel-infused Gin
  • 3 oz Rhubarb Syrup
  • 2 oz soda water
  • 1 lime
  • Ice

Rhubarb Syrup: (4 drinks)

  • 1 lb Rhubarb (chopped)
  • 12 oz water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Fennel-Infused Gin: (4 drinks)

  • 1 small Fennel bulb (chopped)
  • 12 oz Gin

Directions:

Fennel-infused Gin: Add the fennel and 1/2 the gin to a large jar. Vigorously muddle the fennel for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining gin and stir. Let sit for at least an hour.

Rhubarb Syrup: Combine rhubarb, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer, and cover, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and strain. Then, strain the gin.

Chill a martini glass. In a shaker, combine all ingredients and shake.

Pour Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel on a small plate, lay out evenly. Add simple syrup (sugar & water mixture – heat to dissolve sugar) to a small bowl and dip the glass rim in it. Immediately dip the chilled glass in the Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel plate.

Strain the shaker ingredients into the glass. Add a tsp of Fresh Origins Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel to the drink. Garnish with a lime wedge and lime twist.

nature-straws-green-721x1024Peach Orange Refresher with Nature Straws™

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Origins Nature Straws™ Green or Red
  • 1.5 oz Citrus Rum
  • 1 oz Peach Snapps
  • Orange (sliced)
  • Peach (sliced – save 1 for garnish)
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Soda Water
  • Ice

Directions:

In a shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour  into a glass. Add a Fresh Origins Nature Straw™. Garnish with a peach slice.

Our Nature Straws™ are hollow plant/herb stems that make a unique and fresh edible straw! They even add a hint of flavor, when sipped through.

tangerine-lace-with-tangerine-644x1024Tangerine Twist

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Ingredients

  • 1 handful of Fresh Origins Micro Tangerine Lace™
  • ½ Lime Squeeze
  • 2 ounces Orange or Tangerine flavored Vodka
  • 1 ½ ounces Triple Sec
  • 3 ounces Sweet and Sour
  • Sugar or Simple Syrup
  • Cup of Ice

Directions

Add lime and Micro Tangerine Lace™ to a shaker and muddle.  Add the remaining ingredients and shake.  Pour into a collins glass and garnish with lime wedge and Micro Tangerine Lace™.   Toss in a straw and serve!

persimmon-805x1024Persimmon-Cinnamon Smoothie with Petite Basil Cinnamon

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Origins Petite Basil Cinnamon
  • 1 Persimmon (sliced – save one wedge for garnish)
  • 1 Cinnamon stick (garnish)
  • 3 Candied Pecans (garnish)
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 oz Brandy
  • 2 oz Milk
  • 3 oz Ice

Directions:

Pour all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass. Garnish with Petite Basil Cinnamon, cinnamon stick, candied pecans, and persimmon wedge.

Micro-Absinthe-Mix-Food-Newsletter-copy1-938x1024Absinthe Martini

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Ingredients:

  • Fresh Origins Micro Absinthe Mix™
  • 1 oz Absinthe
  • 1 oz Midori
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • Dash Peach Bitters
  • 6 Ice Cubes
  • Chilled Martini Glass

Directions:

Add Fresh Origins Micro Absinthe Mix™ and Lime Juice to a shaker and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker, shake vigorously, strain into a chilled martini glass.

good11-682x1024Basil Fruit Blast with Basil Blossoms

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Ingredients

  • 4 Fresh Origins Basil Blossoms
  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • ½ oz Chambord
  • ½ oz Peach Schnapps
  • ½ Peach
  • ½ Lemon
  • 1 ½ oz Orange Juice

Directions:

Cut peach into small pieces and add to a shaker. Take two Fresh Origins Basil Blossoms, torn into pieces and squeezed lemon, and add to shaker and muddle. Add Vodka, Chambord, Peach Schnapps, and Orange Juice. Shake vigorously, pour into ice filled Collins glass.

Garnish with 2 Fresh Origins Basil Blossoms, and peach slices.

Buzz-Button-Cocktail1-1024x947Buzz Thriller Cocktail with Buzz Buttons™

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 6 Fresh Origins Buzz Buttons™
  • 1oz Citrus Rum
  • ½ oz Blue Curacao
  • Float of Cachaca
  • Sweet and Sour
  • Lime
  • Cup of Ice

Directions:

Cut 5 Fresh Origins Buzz Buttons™ into pieces, toss in a blender. Add Sweet and Sour, Citrus Rum, Blue Curacao, and juice from half of a lime. Blend mixture then pour into a glass filled with ice. Top with a float of Cachaca. Serving with 1 or 2 Fresh Origins Buzz Buttons™ is optional, but if you do, be sure to caution your customers of their tingly sensation. Since alcohol dehydrates you, the Buzz Button™ is a perfect ingredient because it stimulates salivary glands, keeping your mouth from getting dry and giving you a refreshing hydrated feeling!

arnish with lemon wheel & Borage Blossoms.

Mint-Lime-Margarita-150x150Mint Lime Margarita with Mint Lime Tops

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Ingredients

  • 1 Handful of Fresh Origins Mint Lime Tops
  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 lime
  • 3 ounces sweet and sour
  • Cup of Ice

Directions

Cut lime into quarters, squeeze into a shaker and drop slices in.  Tear up Mint Lime  leaves and add to the shaker.  Set some aside for garnish.  Take a muddler and grind the lime and Mint Lime leaves.  Next, add tequila, cointreau and sweet and sour. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add Mint Lime and a lime wedge to the top of the drink to garnish.

Herb-Crystals-Fennel-Rim-Tequila-Strawberries-Fennel-Juice-Ginger-Lemon-Juice-Agave-Nectar-939x1024Strawberry Fennel Ginger Margarita with Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel Rim

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Yield: 1 drink
Ingredients:
  • Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Sambuca
  • 3 Strawberries sliced + 1 for garnish
  • 1 oz Fennel Juice
  • 1 tsp Ginger sliced
  • 2 oz Key Lime Juice (save 1 wedge for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar
  • Ice

Directions:

Chill a margarita glass. In a shaker, combine lemon juice, ginger, strawberries and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake.

Pour Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel on a small plate, lay out evenly. Add simple syrup (sugar & water mixture – heat to dissolve sugar) to a small bowl and dip the glass rim in it. Immediately dip the chilled glass in the Mini Flower Crystals® Fennel plate.

Strain the shaker ingredients into the glass. Garnish with a strawberry & lime wedge.

ber slices inside drink. Garnish with lemon wheel & Borage Blossoms.

stpattiesdaycocktails2-682x1024Luck of the Irish Martini

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Ingredients:

  • Fresh Origins Petite™ Lucky Shamrocks™
  • ½ oz Midori
  • 1 oz Melon Vodka
  • ½ oz Melon Juice
  • ½ oz Sweet & Sour
  • Chilled Martini Glass

Directions:

You don’t have to be Irish to get lucky with this fun cocktail! Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake vigorously, strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Fresh Origins Petite™ Lucky Shamrocks™!

Stevia-Mojito-636x1024Raspberry Stevia Mojito

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Ingredients

  • 1 Handful of Fresh Origins Petite Stevia™
  • 1.5 ounces white Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1 lime
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • A few raspberries

Directions

Cut lime into quarters, squeeze into glass and drop slices in.  Tear up Petite™ Stevia™  leaves and drop into glass.  Set some aside for garnish.  Take a muddler and grind the lime, Stevia™ leaves, and raspberries in the glass.  Fill the glass to the top with ice.  Then mix the ice with the Stevia, raspberry and lime solution.  Next, add rum. Add the club soda now to the top of the glass.  Add Petite Stevia™ and a lime wedge to the top of the drink to garnish.  Toss in a straw and serve!

*Note: regular Mojitos require simple syrup or sugar in the mix, however using our sweeter than sweet Petite Stevia™ is a fresher and healthier substitution! This low calorie drink is great for dieters and those just trying to eat healthy.

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Cut cucumber slices inside drink. Garnish with lemon wheel & Borage Blossoms.