Cocktails Every Flower Lover Should Try

Cocktails Every Flower Lover Should Try

Just when you thought there couldn’t be anything better than a beautiful floral summer dress, floral tote or flowers in a vase. Enter… floral cocktails! This just might be the prettiest way to enjoy a well-deserved Friday evening sipper. Whether your drink of choice is wine, champagne or spirits, each of these recipes can easily be tweaked to suit your palette.

3 September 2020

Rose Lemon Spritzer

Rose Lemon Spritzer

Perfect to spice up a romantic evening in

Perfect to spice up a romantic evening in

Rose Lemon Spritzer

Rose Lemon Spritzer

When we think romance, beautiful blooming roses are what comes to mind. Why not take your Friday date night to the next level with rose infused cocktails? Our wine of choice to pair with this floral garnish would have to be Rosé because a) it’s delicious and b) it’s a pretty pink colour! But if you prefer a white wine you can easily substitute. Rosé mixed with a touch of lemon juice is a flavour we never knew we were missing out on, but boy is it delicious. Enjoy this refreshing mix of flavours on your next date night.

 

Recipe

Recipe

Rose Sugar Syrup

100ml water

100ml sugar

1tbsp dried rose petals

15ml Lemon Juice

30ml Gin

Crushed Ice

30ml Rosé

60ml Champagne

Rose Buds, for garnish


Instructions

Instructions

1.
To make your sugar syrup, gently simmer the water, sugar and dried rose petals in a small saucepan until syrup is formed. Strain the syrup from the rose petals and set aside to cool.

2.
Combine syrup, lemon juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice.

3.
Shake then strain mixture into a champagne flute or glass. Top with Rosé and Champagne.

4.
Drink and enjoy!

Elderflower Aperol Spritz

Elderflower Aperol Spritz

For toasting to the weekend with your girlfriends

For toasting to the weekend with your girlfriends

Elderflower Aperol Spritz
Elderflower Aperol Spritz

A fun twist on an otherwise classic cocktail, this beauty balances bitter and bubbly with a touch of floral to create the perfect Italian vacation in a glass. All you need to do is close your eyes and envision yourself on the Amalfi Coast with the sea breeze blowing through your hair! Aperol is liquor with orange and rhubarb flavours and gives off a lovely orangey-red hue. When mixed with elderflower liquor you are given a subtle floral flavour that lightens up the drink.

Recipe

Recipe

60ml Champagne or Prosecco

60ml Aperol

Elderflower Liquor

30ml Soda Water

Grapefruit wedge, to garnish

Elderflower of Baby’s Breath, to garnish


Instructions

Instructions

1.
Fill a large glass with ice.

2.
Combine syrup, lemon juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice.

3.
Add in Elderflower to taste and stir well.

4.
Add grapefruit wedge to the side of your glass by adding a small slice. Add a final touch of elderflower for garnish and voila!

Daisy Chain Paloma

Daisy Chain Paloma

“Just because” on a warm Sunday afternoon

“Just because” on a warm Sunday afternoon

Daisy Chain Paloma
Daisy Chain Paloma

A Paloma cocktail is delightfully thirst-quenching and made with Tequila. This refreshing cocktail is very popular in Mexico meaning that it also pairs well with Mexican food. Picture a sunny Sunday spent in the backyard with tacos, nachos and your pretty Paloma in hand. We love these for more than just the taste – the grapefruit juice gives them a bright pink colour and daisies add an Instagram-worthy touch!

Recipe

Recipe

45ml Tequila

15ml Lime Juice

Sparkling Pink Grapefruit

Grapefruit Slice, to garnish

Coarse Salt, for the rim

Lime juice, for the rim

Ice


Instructions

Instructions

1.
Run the rim of a cocktail glass in lime juice and dip it in salt to create the salted rim.

2.
Fill the glass with ice and add tequila and lime juice.

3.
Top with Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Juice and stir.

4.
Add Grapefruit slice and daisies for garnish.

5.
Say cheers!


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