Lovely Libations + Floral Elixirs

March 09, 2016

Lovely Libations + Floral Elixirs

We adore the magical drinks mixologists concoct. Have you ever tried to recreate a delicious fruit or flower infused cocktail that you've had on an evening out? We have but most of the time while trying to create a harmonious blend of floral, fruit and alcohol we find something is missing. 

We have been reading The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock and we love the no nonsense approach to mixing cocktails in this fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight in the 1920's & 1930's. In search for interesting mixers we discovered  these fantastic cocktail, wine & champagne elixirs that have made the process of cocktail concocting much more delicious and enjoyable! For our latest at home happy hour we tried Deco Tartelette's recipe for Blood Orange and Floral Sugar Cosmos. Armed with our no nonsense tips from the Savoy guide, Orange Blossom Floral Water (available in our web shop now!) and the inspiration from Deco Tartelette's beautiful post, our foray into mixology was a success! 

Try your hand at this delicious cocktail and let us know what you think! 

Blood Orange + Floral Sugar Cosmos
For each cocktail
Juice from 1 lime
Juice from 1 blood orange
1/2 teaspoon floral water
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 1/2 ounces Vodka
Handful of ice
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass of your choice. 

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