Our Top 3 Cocktail Container Creations

Creating a cocktail-inspired garden is a fun and unique way to bring your favorite drinks to life in your backyard. Whether you're a fan of mojitos, French 75s, or old-fashioned cocktails, these container gardens will delight your senses with their vibrant colors, tantalizing scents, and even some edible elements. Here are our top three cocktail container creations that will not only beautify your outdoor space but also make it a delightful place to relax and enjoy a drink.

Mohito container
French 75 container
Old Fashioned Container

1. Mojito Cocktail Container

The Mojito Cocktail Container is a refreshing blend of greenery and white blooms, perfect for adding a touch of cool elegance to your garden. This container is designed with Proven Winners plants to evoke the crisp and minty essence of a classic mojito.


  • 1 20-inch terracotta pot (or a container of your choosing)
  • 2 bags of McDonald All-Purpose Potting Soil
  • 1 Acorus Ogon Sweet Flag grass (quart-size)
  • 2 4-inch white bacopa
  • 2 4-inch Proven Winner Supertunia Vista Snowdrift
  • 2 4-inch Chef Jeff Mojito Mint
  • 2 4-inch Dichondra Silver Falls


  1. Prepare the Pot: Fill the 20-inch terracotta pot with the McDonald All-Purpose Potting Soil, leaving about 2 inches from the top.
  2. Plant the Acorus Ogon Sweet Flag: Place the Sweet Flag grass in the center of the pot to serve as the focal point with its bright, variegated leaves.
  3. Add Bacopa and Supertunia: Surround the Sweet Flag with the white bacopa and Supertunia Vista Snowdrift, alternating the plants to create a balanced look.
  4. Add Mojito Mint: Plant the Mojito Mint around the edges. This mint is perfect for snipping and adding to your mojito cocktails.
  5. Finish with Dichondra: Finally, plant the Dichondra Silver Falls around the perimeter of the pot. Its silver trailing foliage will cascade over the sides, giving a lovely contrast to the green and white.

This container garden not only looks beautiful but also smells fantastic, thanks to the mint. It’s perfect for placing near your patio or outdoor seating area.

2. Blackberry French 75 Cocktail Container

This container is inspired by the sparkling and sophisticated French 75 cocktail which contains gin, champagne, and a twist of lemon (we added in the blackberry for a fun extra touch). With a mix of vibrant pink, yellow, and white blooms from Proven Winners, this container is a showstopper.


  • 1 20-inch glazed white pot (we chose a pot reminiscent of the elegant glass used for a French 75)
  • 2 bags of McDonald All-Purpose Potting Soil
  • 1 Proven Winners Color Spires ‘Back to the Fuchsia’ Perennial Salvia
  • 1 Proven Winners Supertunia Lemoncello
  • 1 Proven Winners Diamond Frost Euphorbia
  • 1 Proven Winners Sunsatia Lemon Nemesia
  • 2 Proven Winners Superbells Evening Star
  • 1 Proven Winners Superbells Lemon Slice


  1. Prepare the Pot: Fill the 20-inch glazed white pot with the potting soil, leaving some space at the top.
  2. Plant the Salvia: Place the Color Spires ‘Back to the Fuchsia’ Perennial Salvia in the center. Its vibrant fuchsia blooms will be the star of the show.
  3. Add Supertunia and Superbells: Surround the Salvia with the Supertunia Lemoncello and Superbells Evening Star. These flowers will add beautiful shades of yellow and purple.
  4. Incorporate Euphorbia and Nemesia: Add the Diamond Frost Euphorbia and Sunsatia Lemon Nemesia around the middle layer. Their delicate flowers will provide a light, airy feel.
  5. Finish with Superbells Lemon Slice: Plant the Superbells Lemon Slice around the edges. These cheerful yellow blooms will trail over the sides, enhancing the container’s overall appearance.

3. Old-Fashioned Cocktail Planter

Inspired by the rich, warm tones of an old-fashioned cocktail, this container garden features deep hues and aromatic plants. Using Proven Winners annuals ensures vibrant and reliable blooms throughout the season, making this planter a standout addition to your garden.


  • 1 20-inch brown or beige planter (you could use terracotta or even a barrel style as well)
  • 2 bags of McDonald All-Purpose Potting Soil
  • 1 4-inch Sedum Angelina
  • 1 1-gallon Heucherella Pumpkin Spice
  • 2 4-inch Proven Winners Supertunia Bordeaux
  • 1 4-inch Proven Winners Calibrachoa Superbells Vintage Coral 
  • 2 4-inch Lemon Thyme


  1. Prepare the Planter: Fill the whiskey barrel planter with potting soil, leaving about 2 inches from the top.
  2. Plant the Sedum: Place the sedum Angelina in the center. Its bright, chartreuse foliage adds a refreshing contrast and mimics the cocktail's citrus notes.
  3. Add Heuchera and Supertunia: Surround the Sedum with Heucherella Pumpkin Spice and Supertunia Bordeaux. Their rich, deep colors reflect the warm tones of bourbon and bitters.
  4. Highlight with Superbells: Add the Calibrachoa Superbells Vintage Coral around the middle layer. This main component, with its beautiful coral blooms, highlights the vintage charm and warmth of an old-fashioned cocktail.
  5. Finish with Thyme: Plant the lemon thyme around the edges. The creeping thyme's aromatic leaves will trail gracefully over the sides, adding a delightful scent reminiscent of the cocktail's citrus garnish.

Each of these cocktail-inspired containers not only beautifies your garden but also brings a touch of your favorite drinks to your outdoor space. Cheers to creating beautiful, drink-inspired gardens! To stay inspired and grow with us, follow us on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and TikTok to dig into the joys of gardening!