13 Floral Cocktails to Get You Excited for Spring

Mar 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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There are a lot of things that signal spring is on its way, but nothing is so exciting as seeing the first few flowers bursting into bloom at the beginning of the season. It's a welcome sight after a winter of dreary cold, rain and mud, but flowers are good for something other than just beautifying the landscape. You can bring them into your kitchen to breathe life into all sorts of dishes, but they especially sing in cocktails.

Just as citrus can wake up the nuance of your favorite spirits, the same can be said of flowers. Infusing flower blossoms into alcohol or simple syrup or investing in a bottle each of orange blossom and rose blossom waters opens up a whole new avenue of flavor for your mixology.

And what better to sip on as the season changes than a floral cocktail? Whether you like them sweet or sour, light on alcohol or martini-style, these recipes will help you bring blossoms and petals into your kitchen.

1 /13: Blushing Ginger-Rose Fizz

1/13 :Blushing Ginger-Rose Fizz

2 /13: Elderflower Champagne Mimosas

2/13 :Elderflower Champagne Mimosas

3 /13: Honeysuckle-Cherry Smash

3/13 :Honeysuckle-Cherry Smash

4 /13: Hibiscus Bourbon Cocktail

4/13 :Hibiscus Bourbon Cocktail

5 /13: Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail

5/13 :Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail

6 /13: Honeysuckle Green Juice Cocktail

6/13 :Honeysuckle Green Juice Cocktail

7 /13: Limoncello & Lavender Moscow Mule

7/13 :Limoncello & Lavender Moscow Mule

8 /13: Orange Blossom Coladas

8/13 :Orange Blossom Coladas

9 /13: Rose Lemon Drop Martini

9/13 :Rose Lemon Drop Martini

10 /13: Blended Berry Elderflower Bellini

10/13 :Blended Berry Elderflower Bellini

11 /13: Blueberry-Lavender Prosecco Mimosas

11/13 :Blueberry-Lavender Prosecco Mimosas

12 /13: Wabi-Sabi Cherry Blossom Cocktail

12/13 :Wabi-Sabi Cherry Blossom Cocktail

13 /13: Pear & Elderflower Champagne Cocktails

13/13 :Pear & Elderflower Champagne Cocktails