6 Floral Infused Gin Cocktails To Sip In The Summer

Given the kind of wide popularity gin has been enjoying, it comes as no surprise that delicious cocktails only enhance the drinking experience. Whether it is the botanical infusions in the spirit or its ability to taste good when paired with just any kind of element, using edible flowers to make some visually stunning and crisp cocktails is quite manageable. What’s even special that these drinks can also be enjoyed as non-alcoholic mocktails without the addition of gin — in any case, make sure to use food-grade flowers that haven’t been treated with pesticides.

Elderflower Gin Fizz

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Bubbly and refreshing, this drink made with gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, seltzer and a whipped egg white is ideal to sip on for a lazy evening while watching the sunset. The soothing taste of edlerflower is an excellent balance to gin, providing that fruity, floral goodness.

Cherry Blossom Gin Cocktail

Japanese cherry blossoms offer enough inspiration to shake up this cocktail, which is sure to be requested on repeat at your next party. A heady mix of gin, maraschino cherry liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and bitter, gives a signature cherry flavour. Use pink gin or add some food colouring as an ode to the blush tones of the flower.

Aviation Cocktail

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A timeless classic – the Aviation is the purple version of the cherry blossom cocktail, and just as potent. With a sweet-tart flavour that will make your tastebuds dance, the cocktail uses similar ingredients as the cherry blossom cocktail but swaps out the elderflower liqueur for crème de Violette or violet syrup.

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Rose Quartz Cocktail

If you’re a fan of the sweeter notes of rose, this four-ingredient drink is the one to make by combining rose syrup, lemon juice, soda and gin. Garnished with rose petals for a decorative touch and make this for your next date night to impress that special someone.

Hibiscus Gin Sour

Hibiscus adds a lovely tartness to drinks like a cup of infused tea or lemonade, not to mention bleeds a visually stunning red colour as well. To whip up the cocktail, spike chilled hibiscus tea with gin, lemon juice, a drizzle of simple syrup and an egg white for a frothy, creamy topping. For fans of theatrics, sprinkle some food-grade white lustre petal dust and add shimmer or a flaming stick of cinnamon.

Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade

We’re keeping it simple with our last pick. This drink is just everything the name says — lemonade, lavender syrup, honey, and gin — and its delicate notes will instantly put a smile on your face. Enjoy this in the springtime with a cool breeze blowing through your hair.