March winds and April showers bring May flowers. Looking for a new ways to enjoy those flowers? Put them in your drinks!
Hibiscus has to be my favorite edible flower. You can find the flowers in specialty shops or oder them on Amazon. Once you have those all you need is the prosecco and you’re all set. These are so easy to make you can still get them right even when you’re knee deep in the booziest for brunches.
This gin based elixir is about as floral as if gets featuring 2 different types of floral syrups. Some preplanning is required to make the borage simple syrup. The mix of flowers with cucumber and lemon this would be a refreshing treat for sunny spring days.
Honey, whiskey and tea make a winning combination here. A unique way to add some kick to your next tea party.
Violets are sweet and delicious, I think they taste like the unicorn horns you can find at theme park candy shops. This cocktail also features elderflower liquor which is another favorite of mine. And I love purple, so this recipe has a lot going for it in my book.
This one is complex and requires some time commitment, but promises to be worth the effort. If you are looking for something classy and impressive that you would need to make too many of, this is your drink.
No list of edible flowers would be complete without including lavender. Lavender is a bold flavor that can be amazing when used in moderation. The pear and lemon in this beverage help to add balance and keep the french flower from becoming too overwhelming. If you are feeling adventurous you can make your own lavender syrup. Then use it everywhere because it’s delicious.
While you are drunk in love this Valentine’s Day why not also try being in love while drunk? Here are 5 cocktail ideas for you to mix (or order) with love.
Cherub’s Cup Cocktail
A lovely mix of St. Germain, vodka (or gin), muddled strawberries and sparkling rosé. Visit Style Me Pretty for the recipe and more beautiful photos.
Cardamom Rose Cocktail
Lots of people love roses, why not try them in your cocktails? This drink is a unique blend of floral and aromatic flavors. Give it a try using this recipe.
A little dream of summer for those of you living in cold climates. Mojitos are one of my all time favorite drinks. They are so versatile and always tasty. Check out the recipe here.
For those looking for something with a little more strength The Stiletto will deliver. With whiskey and a complex mix of fruits and bitters this drink is sure to please. The recipe can be found here.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini
You didn’t think I would forget to put chocolate on this list did you? This martini is a souped up version of the classic chocolate martini you may have experienced before. I’m certain I would drink myself under the table with these any day of the year. Check out the recipe here.
BONUS: Strawberry Jello Shots
These jello shots come in there own edible “shot glass”. Full instructions available here. You could also dip these in chocolate and serve boozy chocolate covered strawberries. If you do you should invite me over to taste test.
Reminder: drink responsibly and never drive intoxicated. Ghosts are fascinating, but don’t rush into becoming one.