We had a test run of these tasties in preparation for this blog post. ;) They're worth the trip to the store. Trust us.
This first one is to get the sparks flying. It uses Feverfew, whose third meaning in the lost language of flowers is "flirt".
Feverfew for garnish
1.5 oz whiskey
1 cup hot water
1 tbs honey
1 tea bag (we recommend chamomile)
Steep the tea bag in boiled water, then stir in the honey. Take the tea bag out and add whiskey and sprinkle the Feverfew, cut just below the flower head, for garnish. These are great hot, perfect for watching fireworks. If you're drinking them in the day, let it cool and then put them in the fridge for a bit before drinking.
This one celebrates our cherished relationship. Lemon's meanings in the lost language of flowers include "fidelity in love" and "zeal". We chose yellow roses for ours, which have a first meaning of "friendship".
Love and Friendship
1/2 cup lemonade
2 oz gin or vodka
1 tbs rose simple syrup: rose petals, sugar, lemon, water
To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a sauce pan, stirring it and allowing it to simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Add rose petals and let simmer for another 5 minutes on low heat. Add lemon juice and remove from heat.
Combine simple syrup with lemonade and alcohol.