Elderflower and Rose Champagne CocktailJuly 14, 2016
Cocktails with edible flowers are such a fun way to get creative and infuse flora into your recipes. While you can use edible flowers in many different ways, using them in cocktails has to be my favorite. They just look so pretty resting daintily on the top of a tasty cocktail, especially one with elderflower and champagne. Oh right, and one that only includes two ingredients and about 1 minute to make.
Yes, I'm serious. This is quite possibly the easiest cocktail yet, and it tastes even better than it looks! Stirring up cocktails at home can be intimidating - it all starts with figuring out which flavors work well together, then you have to head to the store to get the liquor, the mixers, the garnishes, etc. It can turn into a whole production if you're starting from scratch.
Elderflower and Rose Champagne Cocktail Recipe
Luckily, that's where this Elderflower and Rose Champagne Cocktail comes in. It boasts a lovely summer flavor with minimal work. Now that's my kind of cocktail! Grab the full recipe below and within a few minutes, you'll have your very own floral cocktail to sip on.
- 1 small bottle of champagne
- 1 small bottle of Elderflower and Rose Lemonade (I used Belvoir)
- 4 edible flowers (for garnish; I used geraniums)
- 1 lemon (for garnish)
- For two cocktails, fill each glass about halfway with the Elderflower and Rose Lemonade.
- Top them off with champagne and add ice.
- Garnish with fresh flowers and a lemon peel.
Easy as pie, right? If you whip one of these up, be sure to do some research first. There are lots of edible flowers out there (geraniums, pansies, etc.); you want to make sure you're getting the ones that are, in fact, edible - even if you're not planning to snack on them after you finish your beverage. And if you don't want to do the research, pansies are always a sure bet. Enjoy!
Written by: Gabi Valladares of By Gabriella