Floral Cocktails

Elderflower Old Fashioned from Saveur

Elderflower Old Fashioned from Saveur

It isn’t just time for flowers in the garden. It’s also time for flowers in our cocktails! Whether it’s a liqueur, syrup, infusion, or simply a garnish … flowers are where it’s at, man.

Violet Vermouth ~ A low-alcohol, two ingredient cocktail of creme de violette and dry vermouth sounds lovely. Add a violet garnish and you’re good to go.

Garden Elixir ~ Peppery nasturtiums make an intriguing garnish for this gin cocktail that includes cilantro, celery, and apple among its garden ingredients.

Lavender Collins ~ A Tom Collins spruced up with some lavender syrup and Parfait Amour? What’s not to love?

Elderflower Old Fashioned ~ Sub some St. Germain for the sugar in an Old Fashioned for a spring twist on a classic.

Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktail ~ Ginger and hibiscus flowers (in rosewater syrup) and champagne? Yes, please!

Drink Some Flowers: Floral Cocktail Roundup

Rose Martini from Design Sponge

Now that it’s Spring, gorgeous flowers are popping up everywhere. So why not in your drinks, too? Floral liqueurs like St Germain and creme de violette are great in champagne, but there are plenty of other ways to add some delicate blossoms to your cocktails.

Bichon Frisé ~ You know what sounds delicious? A Greyhound, made with vodka and grapefruit juice, with a little elderflower liqueur.

Hibiscus Tequila Cocktail ~ Hibiscus and tequila are a fun pairing, but the dashes of habanero hot sauce make it a truly intriguing cocktail.

Rose Martini ~ This beautiful cocktail features rosewater and white creme de cacao for an elegant and delicate combination.

Delft Blue ~ A doubly floral drink with elderflower and violet liqueurs, two of the most popular ways to get flowers into cocktails.

Elderflower & Lemon Sparkling Sipper ~ Sparkling wine and elderflower syrup are a can’t-miss pairing that’s great for brunch. You could use an elderflower liqueur, an elderflower syrup from the store (Ikea has one), or make your own elderflower syrup.