Spring and Summer Cocktail Recipes

Celebrate warm weather ahead with these pretty, floral cocktails.

Waterlilies

Waterlilies

Photo by: Image Courtesy of Justin Hersker

Image Courtesy of Justin Hersker

It's hard to think of anything on this planet better than flowers.

Except maybe flowers topping a delicious, floral-infused craft cocktail.

To celebrate another year of the Philadelphia Flower Show that city's mixologists came up with an inspired litany of artful sips. Bar 210's Amy Farrell created an homage to French Impressionist Claude Monet's Water Lilies masterworks.

“When I think of the blend between art and nature, I remember Claude Monet's Water Lilies," says Farrell.  "This particular martini blends gin, floral cordials and color as the base for the floating lilies and becomes a modern Impressionist libation.”

Water Lilies Cocktail 

  • 2 ounces Blue Coat Gin
  • ½ ounce St. Germain
  • ½ ounce grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce Crème de Violette
  • Top with Marquis de la Tour Brut sparkling wine

Method

Shake all the ingredients with ice and add the Marquis de la Tour on the top of the cocktail. Serve in a martini glass with edible flowers for garnish.

Flower Poem

By Papi Hurtado and Michelle Martinez, The Library Bar

  • 2 ounces Belvedere Intense
  • ½ ounce St. Germain
  • ½ ounce white cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce yuzu juice
  • ¼ ounce pineapple Juice
  • Top with Marquis de la Tour Brut sparkling wine

Method

Shake all the ingredients with ice and add the sparkling wine on the top of the cocktailServe in a martini glass and garnish with edible white flowers.

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