Whether to garnish drinks or bar food, there is a raft of edible flowers available to the bartender
Edible flowers – beautiful, artistic, aromatic and the perfect garnish for the geezer who strolled into your cocktail bar and gruffly ordered a strong drink.
Flowers in drinks are not new by a long way – god knows there are more drinks with violas out there right now than there are in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – but, hopefully, this pictorial bouquet will open your eyes to some new, lesser-known specimens.
Photos of sweet cicely flowers have owners so it’s time for a plug: these are all available from the good people of Herbsunlimited.co.uk, who can deliver to your door. Keep them cool 4C to 8C – they’re as delicate as flowers.
Blue, white and pink. Tastes of spices and cloves.
Delicate onion flavour.
Deep orange/red and yellow. Strong flavour. Pull apart petals and scatter into a drink.
Small and pretty with a wide range of colours.
Deep orange and yellow. Spicy and suitable for stronger flavoured drinks.
Small pink/red flowers. Tastes of lemon.
Bright blue and very aniseedy.
Sweet cicely flowers
Delicate flavours. Aniseed taste and fragrance.
Deep rich orange. Pull apart petals and scatter into a drink.
Shades of deep pink and white. Pull apart petals and scatter into a drink.
Garlic chive flowers
Small white stars. Garlic-flavoured so good in a Bloody Mary.
Small yellow flowers on a large head. Bursting with aniseed flavour.
Mild bean flavour. Pretty scattered into a drink.
A small, beautiful blue flower. Works well in an ice cube.