The beauty of serving premixed cocktails is the amount of time it takes to make them picture ready is next to none, depending on how simple the garnish is. Take advantage of the flowers in bloom and place a few flower garnishes atop your guests’ cocktails to add a pop of color to your tablescape.
It can’t be overstated that not every flower is edible. So, it’s important to take stock of what flowers are in season and ensure they are edible before placing them in drinks.
A few flowers that thrive in spring and are either neutral in flavor or add a slight hint are Bachelor Buttons, Micro Marigolds, and Hibiscus.
These playful blooms are about an inch in diameter and come in a variety of shades of blue, purple, and pink. The rich color of the petals and neutral flavor makes these flowers the perfect garnish for vibrant cocktails such as the Uptown Cocktails Mango Margarita or Strawberry Margarita. Bachelor Buttons are seasonal; so, they can be found from March to October.
Add a touch of lemony zest to your cocktails with a small sprinkling of Micro Marigolds atop your favorite cocktails. These five-petaled flowers are a mix of bright orange and yellow, which is a nice nod to the citrus flavor of the petals. In addition to these microflowers being a great garnish for cocktails, such as the Uptown Cocktails Lemon Tea, the flavor lends itself to be a nice addition to salads or grilled lean meats, such as fish. These are typically available year round.
Whites, oranges, reds, and pinks abound when you pick hibiscus flowers for your cocktails. They do have a slight tart flavor, so that’s something to keep in mind when choosing the accompanying cocktail. To ensure a nice balance of sweetness and tartness, try opting for an Uptown Cocktails Piña Colada. If you live in a relatively hot climate, hibiscus are available year round.
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