Cocktails continue to be a favoured weekend tipple by many, and here at wild about flowers we love discovering new combinations to try.
Despite there being a plethora of cocktail bars to enjoy on our doorsteps, you don't always have to venture out the home to enjoy your favourite drinks.
If you have visited our flower shop in Keynsham, you may have noticed there's a gentle nod to our love of cocktails where we have a 1930's cocktail bar filled with the staple cocktail essentials to enjoy drinking at home.
To combine our love of the outdoors and glamorous drinks we love to look for cocktails that incorporate our favourite herbs or even edible flowers!
We've been enjoying experimenting in our homes with our favourite spirits and finishing with different garnishes.
With the summer in full swing, we've started some summer planting in our own gardens. A herb garden full of garnishes for cooking and cocktails is a summer household essential.
We round out some of our most enjoyed combinations that are delicious to drink and look the part too.
30ml crème de violette
7.5ml ginger liqueur
7ml St. Germain
1 dash lavender bitters
Chill a martini glass for serving
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
Pour into your martini glass using a cocktail strainer
Garnish with lavender sprigs to serve
Rosemary Gin Fizz
20ml rosemary syrup
20ml egg white
Shake all the ingredients including the egg
Add some ice and shake again
Strain into a chilled fizz glass
Top up with soda water
Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig
A Sweet Thyme
Run the lemon wedge along the outer edge of a high ball glass and coat with sugar and add some ice
In a cocktail shaker, squeeze the remaining lemon wedges and add the syrup
Add the vodka, ice and shake well
Stir in the soda
Strain the drink into the ready and waiting high ball glass
Garnish with the fresh thyme sprig and a lemon wedge if desired
Blueberry Basil Margarita
1 tsp triple sec
Basil leaves and fresh lime wedges
Prepare a margarita glass by running the wedge of lime around the outer edge and dip into some fresh salt
Put the blueberries (these can be fresh or frozen), some basil leaves and lime juice into a cocktail shaker stirring with a spoon
Use your spoon to press on the blueberries, extracting as much juice as possible
Put the tequila, triple sec, and blueberry juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass and serve with fresh basil and a lime wedge as your chosen garnish
Classic Mint Mojito
Add the fresh juice from a lime, 1 teaspoon of sugar and mint leaves into your cocktail shaker
Mix lightly with a cocktail spoon
Fill a short tumbler glass with 3/4 ice
Add your chosen measure of rum
Garnish with fresh mint, a lime wedge and top with soda
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