Spring has sprung and there’s no clearer sign of spring than flowers. Of course we have the ones popping up in the garden, but there are flowers aplenty gracing the new spring clothes in the shops. And there are a number of flower-inspired beauty products from perfumes to creams.
Another surprising place you can find flowers is in your cocktails. A floral cocktail adds a refreshing hit to post-work drinks. Plus, after months of drinking warming hot toddies, they’re a welcome change. And they don’t taste like you’re drinking perfume. We swear! To celebrate the new season, take a sip of one of these floral cocktails you can make at home:
If you love champers, you’re going to love this fresh twist on it. It’s a gorgeous color, it’s easy to make, and it tastes great. Take a chilled champagne of your choice and mix it with hibiscus syrup. If you’re feeling fancy, put an edible hibiscus flower at the bottom of your glass.
A rose drink is a good one to try if you’re new to floral cocktails. And you might already have a bottle of rose water in the cupboard. To make the drink, simply mix the rose water with Cointreau, soda water, raspberry juice, and lime juice. Garnish with flowers for a seasonal touch.
Chamomile isn’t just for tea. Grab your chamomile tea bags, oranges, lemons, honey, and whiskey or bourbon and you have yourself a delicious tipple. If you want to garnish it with fresh chamomile flowers, go for it.
Lavender is another classic flavor. And once you get a sip of this, you’re probably never going to be able to go back to drinking regular lemonade. The mix of vodka, lavender, lemon, and sugar is amazing.
The humble Jello shot gets a pretty spring makeover with this recipe. Grab some sugar, lemon juice, packages of gelatin, vodka, and Cointreau to make your traditional shot. Then garnish with some pretty edible flowers.
What are you drinking this spring? Tell us in the comments below!