Learning how to make floral cocktails adds a touch of sophistication to your bartending repertoire.
Not only can they add a depth and complexity of exotic flavors that many welcome, but the springtime fragrances are lovely too.
Adding a flower blossom as a garnish to your glass enhances the presentation. Owed to that, you can serve floral cocktails at elegant events such as wedding receptions, banquets, dinner parties, and more.
We’ve rounded up some of the best floral cocktail recipes you can create, some of which are based on classics you already love.
Lilac Lavender Gin Sour
A Gin Sour is already a classic drink that many people enjoy—adding lavender just puts it over the top!
All you need for this recipe is fresh lemon juice, lavender-infused syrup, your favorite gin, and an egg white which is optional based on your liking.
The scent is amazing, and the lavender gives off a floral taste with hints of lemon and rosemary, adding slight sweetness.
Spring Blossom Cocktail
If you’re having a family get-together in the backyard or hosting a dinner party for friends, the Spring Blossom Cocktail is the perfect addition.
It’s refreshing, sweet, and has the right amount of kick.
This easy-to-make recipe only requires a grenadine, gin, cherry brandy, sparkling lemonade, and a lovely organic blossom like peach or cherry for decor.
The Flower Drop consists of simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, Grey Goose vodka, and St. Germain, an elderflower liqueur.
It adds a smooth finish to your cocktail and has a light, sweet flavor with floral undertones and hints of passion fruit, pear, and citrus.
The end result gives off a delightful fragrance.
The May Queen Floral Cocktail
The May Queen Floral Cocktail pays homage to the month of May with elderflower liqueur, hibiscus rose syrup and lavender-infused gin.
The hibiscus syrup adds a slight tartness, along with the lemon juice and some rosewater.
You’ll need an egg white to achieve that silky finish, and while this recipe is a little tricky, a few practices will surely enable you enough to make a perfect may queen floral cocktail.
Lemon Lavender Gin Spritz
Want something that isn’t too heavy, not too sweet, looks pretty, and tastes refreshing?
Look no further than the Lemon Lavender Gin Spritz.
For a dramatic flair, it contains lemonade, lavender-infused simple syrup, gin, and butterfly pea powder.
It doesn’t add a funky taste to your drink but it adds a nice purple color to the top.
Violet Tide Cocktail
The Violet Cocktail is light and has a smooth, frothy finish.
Moreover, it contains a hint of sweetness from the maraschino liqueur and packs a little punch from the gin and lime juice.
The real star of the show? The creme de violette. It’s not creamy, but it tastes like a sweet tart candy with a light floral taste.
You can garnish the glass with violet blossoms, dried cornflowers, or a lime peel.
Fleur de Paradis
The Fleur de Paradis not only sounds fancy, but it tastes great.
This drink features a floral liqueur, a botanical gin, champagne, a mixture of citrus juice, and a pansy for the garnish.
You can sip this cocktail for brunch, and it’s sure to be a hit amongst guests.
There are seven ingredients, which may seem a little daunting, but they’re all reasonably easy to find.
Jasmine Elderflower Daiquiri
Jasmine Elderflower Daiquiri is one of this list’s most visually appealing drinks, thanks to the Blue curacao syrup.
This refreshing drink is sweet and tart because of the syrup and the lime juice.
In addition, the jasmine flower water, the elderflower liqueur, and the white rum come together to make a tremendous floral drink.
Raspberry Rose Floradora
To add a bit of a twist to this drink, add a mist of rosewater to the cocktail to add a floral touch.
You can make an elegant drink in no time, and it’s pink too!
Summertime is right around the corner, and having a drink complementing the beautiful weather is a must.
The Cactus Flower is a beautiful and equally tasty drink with sweet-and-smoky flavors.
All you need to make this beauty of a concoction is citrus, ginger, watermelon-infused, and prickly pear syrup.
Lilac French 75
As May approaches, we can anticipate warm weather and the deliciously fragrant and violet-hued lilac.
The Lilac French 75 is a great way to infuse this floral treat into your drink.
Here’s what you need to make this drink a reality: lilac, blueberries, sparkling wine, gin, sugar, and lemons.
Lavender, Rosewater, and Hibiscus Spritz Cocktail
The Lavender, Rosewater, and Hibiscus Spritz Cocktail is a mouthful to say, but it’s delicious to drink as well.
Prepare to have a refreshingly floral spritz that looks as good as it tastes!
While this drink requires a bit more preparation than the other, it’s not by much.
The essential ingredients are elderflower liqueur, lemons juiced, vodka, hibiscus tea, culinary-grade lavender, rosewater, and lemon juice.
Elderflower Rose Gimlet
Summertime is fast approaching—perhaps you’re looking for something to jazz up the beautiful season?
The Elderflower Rose Gimlet is a great way to do so.
It has a bouquet of elderflowers, rose water, and gin and tastes like fresh flowers.
You only need rose water, elderflower liqueur, gin, and lime juice to make this gimlet.
All you need is elderflower liqueur, light white rum, and creme de violette liqueur to take this drink from ordinary to extraordinary.
It’s light, sweet, a little strong, and somewhat tart.
Treat yourself to an exquisite drink—the garden martini! This drink is conveniently simple.
For garnishing, get some elderflower, rose liqueur, apple juice, lavender foam, gin, and cucumber slice.
Combined together, all these fresh ingredients will give you the refreshing floral spritz you need.
Here’s to making delicious floral cocktails in the comfort of your own home!
They’re easy to make, and you can experiment with different flavors and fragrances as you go.
Rose, lavender, hibiscus, and violet are some of my favorites for infusing into a simple syrup and using it as a sweetener.
Did any of the recipes on this list stand out to you? Do you have a favorite?
Please leave a comment telling us your thoughts, and do mention if we left any killer floral cocktails off by mistake. Thanks for reading!
- Lilac Lavender Gin Sour
- Spring Blossom Cocktail
- Flower Drop
- The May Queen Floral Cocktail
- Lemon Lavender Gin Spritz
- Violet Tide Cocktail
- Fleur de Paradis
- Jasmine Elderflower Daiquiri
- Raspberry Rose Floradora
- Cactus Flower
- Lilac French 75
- Lavender, Rosewater, and Hibiscus Spritz Cocktail
- Elderflower Rose Gimlet
- Floral Daiquiri
- Garden Martini
- Pick your favorite recipe
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