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Flower cocktails for spring

By Lia Sanders on 5/03/15 11:00 AM

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Flower cocktails for spring

By Lia Sanders on 5/03/15 11:00 AM

To mark the beginning of spring, we have rounded up several floral themed cocktails. But don’t let the pretty flowers make you believe that these drinks are any less potent. Daisies can be quite intoxicating.

Lavender martini

Ingredients

1 oz violet liqueur

1 oz gin

1 oz vodka

1/4 oz ginger liqueur

1/4 oz St Germain elderflower liqueur

1 dash Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters

Lavender

Method

Place all liquids into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 30 seconds and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with lavender sprigs.

Daisy cocktail

Ingredients

3 oz Vodka

3/8 oz St Germain elderflower liqueur

3/8 oz lemon juice

1/5 oz apricot preserves

Daisies

Method

Add all ingredients, other than the flowers, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until ice cold, and double strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the daisies.

Marigold Muddle

Ingredients

2 oz tequila

1 oz lime juice

3/4 oz triple Sec

5oz light agave nectar

150g chopped cantaloupe

Pinch of Chile de árbol powder

Marigold

Method

Muddle cantaloupe, agave nectar and triple sec in a shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients, excluding garnish, and shake for at least 10 seconds. Double strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with the flower.