Happy Friday everyone, and in honour of the impending LONG weekend we want to share with you some ‘Flour’ inspired cocktails to get your Friday night going!
Spring Gin Cocktail
Spring is upon us everyone,time to enjoy a spring cocktail inspired by our love of flowers!
The Spring gin cocktail is a fragrant cocktail made with lavender syrup and fresh lemon juice. Gin is derived from juniper berries, so adding some flower inspired additions will add a blossoming kick to your palate.
1 ¼ tsp.-ounce fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. lavender syrup
Shot and a half of Gin
3 quarters of a glass of soda water
Squeeze half a lemon into a tall glass, add lavender syrup and gin.
Stir and fill with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wedge or sprig of lavender!
Peach, Rose & Ginger Bellini
A few facts about the Bellini: The Bellini was originally invented sometime between 1934 and 1948n Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. Because of its unique pink color, which reminded Cipriani of the color of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini, he named the drink the Bellini.
This delicious cocktail recipe makes for a lovely twist on the old classic Bellini, as the ginger adds a nice touch of heat to the bubbles.
1 tsp.Ginger liquor
1 tbsp.Peach puree
Fill to the top with rose champagne and enjoy
Add your ginger and peach puree into a champagne flute or champagne saucer.
Slowly top up the glass with rose champagne, stopping to wait for the bubbles to settle. When the glass is about three quarters full, stir the drink with a spoon.
Then fill the rest of the glass with champagne…and enjoy!
Some photo inspiration:
Flower Ice Cubes – try freezing bright flowers in water to create beautiful drinks!
Floating flowers – small flower heads are a great garnish to your creations!
Sugar/salt rims with a slice of fruit
Jam jars, with ribbions and plenty of fresh mint!
Pink ice cubes – add a shot of colour by freezing fruit juice!
Roses and Mint!
Use the same colour for cocktails, straws, flowers and more!
Label your drinks and use stripy straws and kilner jars!
Have a brilliant time mixing, making and most importantly tasting your own cocktail creations!