3 Botanical Cocktails for Your Floral Summer Dreams
It’s no secret that botanicals are all the rage in 2019. Fashion, decor, and yes, cocktails. We are loving the trend of flowers and herbs in cocktails. We have never been shy about the fact that we love an herby cocktail, but with the trend on the rise, we are finding inspiration all over the place! If you are looking for the flowery cocktail of your botanical dreams, look no further.
Violet Gin Fizz
1.5 oz botanical gin (Hendricks, Uncle Val’s)
.75 oz violet simple syrup*
1 oz lemon juice
Garnish with a violet bud and a lemon wheel
To make violet simple syrup you will need 1 cup violet flowers, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water. Be sure to wash your flowers thoroughly. Add 1 cup violet flowers to 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, remove from heat and set aside to steep for at least 1 hour, but 24 hours works best. Once violet water is chilled and steeped, strain out the flowers and bring the water back to a boil. You may need to add a bit more water to ensure you have 1 cup hot water. Once water is hot, add to one cup of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail glass with ice and stir. Top with soda water and garnish with a violet bud and a lemon wheel.
Garden of Grace
1.5 oz lavender rose vodka*
4 oz lemonade
To make lavender rose vodka, infuse 1 tbsp dried culinary grade herbs for each 1 cup of vodka. Allow this to sit for at least 24 hours.
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Rose hip bourbon sour
1.5 oz rosehip bourbon*
1.5 oz lemon simple syrup**
Lemon wheel for garnish
*To make Rosehip Bourbon, add 1 tbsp dried culinary rosehip to each 1 cup of bourbon. Allow mixture to steep for 24 hours.
**To make lemon simple syrup, combine equal parts lemon juice and simple syrup.
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel to serve.