"Herbs that can be grown in a home garden are a part of the tradition of humanity using plants to enhance our lives. Botanicals are so important to spirits and, by extension, cocktails. Before refrigeration, greenhouses, and rapid global shipping, one of the earliest ways of popularizing exotic flavors from plants in far-flung corners of the world was through botanic-infused spirits like gin and aquavit. What’s more, botanicals such as herbs, roots, and tree bark have functioned in our society as medicine. So many of the things that we now drink recreationally got their start as medicines."