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Fruity + Flowery Summer Cocktails

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Thu, Jun 22, '17

Nothing helps beat the summer heat better than a refreshing cocktail. After you're done styling your "Bar Shelfie," pour a drink and get ready to relax poolside with these instagram-worthy drinks. If you could use a little escape (and let's face it, everyone can!) try adding edible flowers or banana flavor to feel like you're somewhere exotic like Costa Rica or Bali. Here are 3 fruity and flowery summer cocktails that we will be mixing all season long!

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

makes 12 extra large cubes

Recipe by Libbie Summers

Edible Flower Ice Cubes.jpg

Photo credit: Chia Chong 

What you need:

  • Distilled water, boiled and cooled
  • 2 extra large ice cube trays (we used silicone “bourbon” ice trays that make 6 cubes)
  • 12 edible flowers (Flowers that are grown to be eaten –no pesticides or other chemicals. We used nasturtiums, pansies and roses)
  • 6 small sprigs of thyme

What to do:

  1. Fill ice cube trays about 1/3 full with the distilled water and add a flower facing down.
  2. In 6 of the cubes also add a sprig of thyme with the flower.
  3. Freeze. Once frozen, fill 2/3 full with the distilled water.
  4. Freeze. Fill to the top with water and freeze again.

 


 

Honeysuckle Spritzer

makes 1

Recipe by Libbie Summers

Honeysuckle Spritzer-1.jpgPhoto credit: Chia Chong 

 What you need:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • Long splash honeysuckle syrup, recipe to follow
  • Soda Water
  • Honeysuckle blossoms for garnish

 

What to do:

  1. Pack a tall glass with ice.
  2. Add honeysuckle syrup and vodka.
  3. Top off with soda water and stir.
  4. Garnish with honeysuckle blossoms and serve.

 


Honeysuckle Syrup

makes 2 cups

Recipe by Libbie Summers

What you need:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups honeysuckle blossoms (a few leaves are okay)

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup.jpg

Photo credit: Chia Chong 

What to do:

  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the sugar and 2 cups water and stir.
  2. Allow the mixture to cook (stirring occasionally) until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool just a bit (mixture will still be very warm).
  4. Stir in honeysuckle blossoms.
  5. Let sit at room temperature for 4 hours (minimum), or place in the refrigerator overnight (after the 4 hours at room temperature).
  6. Strain mixture to remove honeysuckle blossoms.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  8. Mixture will be good for 3 weeks to a month. 

 


 

Banana Hammock Cocktail

makes 1

Recipe by Libbie Summers

Banana Hammock Cocktail.jpg

What you need:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot banana liqueur
  • Seltzer water
  • 1 banana popsicle

What to do:

  1. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice.
  2. Add vodka and liqueur.
  3. Top with seltzer and stir.
  4. Drop in the banana pop and a straw!

 


 

For even more summer beverage inspiration, check out our recipe cards! Our meal kit meals come paired with wine and beer suggestions curated by our friend @grapefriend, so click below to browse our menu and find the perfect drink for your next meal delivery from Terra's Kitchen!

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