The Mixology Talk Podcast, Episode Forty One
Spring is on the way – or at least it should be soon! Prepare yourself with these tips for making floral cocktails for your menu.
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In today’s Episode…
We’re talking about Spring! This is one of Chris’ favorite seasons for cocktail design, and that’s because fresh fruit is just coming back in season. But before there is fruit, there must be flowers! This week we’re talking about using flowers and floral ingredients in cocktails to capture that “spring” feeling.
- Floral Liqueurs (Scroll down for the list I promised)
- Elderflower Syrup
- Homemade Syrups made with (edible) flowers
- Jellies like Rose Jelly
- Floral Bitters like Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters
- You can suspend flowers in your ice
- Garnishing with edible flowers (using this book to grow your garden!)
- Fun with Bitters: You can make a stencil in a floral shape
Flavors that go well with Floral Tastes:
- Teas, especially those made with flowers like Chamomile
- Earthy Spirits such as Gin, Tequila, Pisco and Cognac.
- St. Germain
- Chase Elderflower Liqueur
- Bols Elderflower Liqueur
- Edinburgh Elderflower Gin Liqueur
- Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur
- The Bitter Truth Elderflower Liqueur
- Elderflower & Lemon Reserve Liqueur
- Edmond Briottet Fleur de Sureau
- Vestal Amber Elderflower Liqueur
- Edmond Briottet Liqueur de Rose
- Lillet Rose Liqueur
- Crispin’s Rose Liqueur
- Combier Creme Rose Liqueur
- Christian di Marco My Rose Liqueur
- Giffard Creme de Rose
- Lanique Rose Petal Liqueur
- G. Miclo Rose Liqueur
- Rose Cooking Wine (Mei Kuei Lu Chiew)
- Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette
- Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
- Creme Yvette
- Edmond Briottet Liqueur de Violette
- Benoit Serres Liqueur a la Violette
- Giffard Creme de Violette Violet Liqueur
- Marie Brizard Violette Essence Liqueur
- Duomo Violet
- G. Miclo Violet Liqueur
- Tempus Fugit Spirits Liqueur de Violettes
- Edmond Briottet Liqueur au Coquelicot de Nemours (Poppy Liqueur)
- Edmond Briottet Liqueur de Thé Vert Hibiscus (Green Tea & Hibiscus)
- Quaglia Camomilla Liquore (Chamomile Liqueur)
- Esprit de June (Made from vine-flowers of grapes)
- G’vine Nouaison (Not a liqueur – it’s a gin made with flowers of the Ugni Blanc grape)
- Grand Poppy Liqueur (Made with poppy flowers)
- Koval Chrysanthemum & Honey Liqueur
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Hopefully the weather near you is starting to look a bit like springtime. (And a quick apology to everyone in the southern hemisphere – come back in six months!)