Flower-Powered Romantic Cocktail Recipes

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Flower-Powered Romantic Cocktail Recipes

There is something about fresh cut flowers that inspires us to feel pretty, sexy and alive.  It’s no wonder petal powered potions are making a comeback this summer.  If you are entertaining friends or in the mood for a fresh and flirty night cap, here is a selection of flower-infused liqueurs (and recipes) that are bound to make a splash this season!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Lavender Cello Liqueur by Loft: In the culinary world, the herbes de Provence combination of lavender, thyme, rosemary and savory has become a classic cooking staple but not until now has a stand-alone liqueur made use of the sweet taste of this pretty purple flower.  Much like the lemony Italian digestive limoncello, Lavender Cello liqueur has a sweet taste but with the light floral flavor and scent of lavender.  For a new twist on the traditional Daiquiri try the following:

Lavender Daiquiri

¾ oz LOFT Lavender Cello
1 ½ oz white rum
¼ to ½ oz agave syrup
¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Lime wheel for garnish

Basil Eau de Vie by St. George Spirits: For those who do not know, Eau de Vie is colorless fruit brandy and since 1983 Alsace native Jörg Rupf has been churning out flavors at his distillery in Alameda, California. This experimental creation is a tantalizing herbal concoction that blends several types of basil including Sweet Thai. When entertaining guests this summer, give them something naughty they can sip on.


Naughty Sundress

1 3/4 oz. Hayman's Old Tom Gin
3/4 oz. Manzanilla Sherry
1/2 oz. St. Germain
1/4 oz. Agua Perfecta Basil Eau-De-Vie
A Dash of Peach Bitters

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