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15 Delicious Flower Based Drinks Recipes

15 Delicious Flower Based Drinks Recipes

Spring is the perfect time to try these delicious flower based drinks!

By Lora O’Brien

They make our springtime beautiful. They decorate our homes to perfection. But did you know that flowers are also a wonderful addition to drinks and food?

It may seem a little out there, but flowers have been used in food and drinks as far back as Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. If we want to go back even further, the first mention of edible flowers being used was in 140 B.C. Impressive, right?

The most common way of enjoying flowers was to dry out the petals and brew them. Hibiscus, rose and jasmine have been popular infusions over the centuries, and are still going strong today!

But the uses for flowers go far beyond those drinks, as this recipe roundup shows. There’s always a reason to raise a glass and celebrate, so why not make drinks as elegant and flavourful as they can be?

But before you go into your garden to find yourself a delicious beverage, let’s look at which flowers are actually edible. (FYI, some are not).

Which flowers are edible?

Not all flowers are safe to eat. But those that are edible are vibrant with a unique flavour which will improve all kinds of dishes.

These are some of the most popular (and safest!) flowers to use in drinks:

  • Rose
  • Squash blossom
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Viola
  • Pansy
  • Marigold
  • Violet
  • Nasturtium
  • Cherry blossom
  • Honeysuckle

Best flowers for drinks

Not all flowers taste as good as they look.  Below is a list of  what kinds of flavours you can expect from different flowers when adding them to your next beverage:

Rose: Rose will add a delicate sweet and floral flavour to your drinks. It pairs well with spirits like vodka and gin.

Pansy: These will provide your drink with a somewhat fresh yet powdery flavour.

Hibiscus: Expect a tart, pomegranate-like taste.

Honeysuckle: Honeysuckle is a beautiful flower which gives off a taste much like its name. Expect a delicious nectar.

Lavender: Lavender has a pungent floral aroma, with subtle notes of mint and earthiness.

Nasturtium: These have a peppery, woodsy taste.

Lilac: They taste a bit bitter, but with powdery, floral hints.

15 Beautiful Flower Based Beverages To Try

1. Dandelion Root Latte

Let’s kick things off with a warming latte. This is a great recipe to upgrade your daily coffee with some superfood! The dandelion root is known for its incredible detoxing abilities, and turmeric and ginger provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

Get the recipe here.

Dandelion Root Latte

2. Hibiscus Tea

If you’re looking for something refreshing to make this summer, this hibiscus tea might become your go-to drinks order! With just 2 ingredients it’s one of the easiest flower based drinks to make. Delicious as a hot tea, or served over ice.

Get the recipe here.

Hibiscus Tea

3. Lavender Lemon Drop Martini

This Lavender Lemon Drop Martini is super easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients! The lemon and lavender work so well together, you’ll get both sour and floral flavours. Yum!

Get the recipe here.

Lavender Lemon Drop Martini

4. Lilac Cordial

This fermented flower water may just be the beverage to keep your cool and hydrated this summer. It’s fragrant, tangy and fizzy and the lilac cordial is a really enjoyable way to infuse florals into your drink.

Get the recipe here.

Lilac Cordial

5. Coconut Butterfly Pea Flower Boba Tea

Butterfly pea powder is super popular across social media, mainly because of the gorgeous bright hue it produces. Another trend is putting it into flower based drinks, like this boba tea. This recipe has a gorgeous coconut flavour while the butterfly pea makes it Instagram-worthy!

Get the recipe here.

Coconut Butterfly Pea Flower Boba Tea

6. Pansy Gimlet

Looking for one of the fanciest flower based drinks? Whether you add alcohol or turn this into a mocktail, one sip of this delightfully cheerful drink will be sure to make anyone smile. It’s a little sweet, a little floral and a little bit tangy, too.

Get the recipe here.

Pansy Gimlet

7. Strawberry Chamomile Paloma

Sure, traditionally a Paloma is made with a tequila base. But we’re infusing it with a little chamomile honey tea. It’s the perfect blend of fresh and light flavours. Swap out the honey for agave syrup to keep it vegan-friendly of course!

Get the recipe here.

Strawberry Chamomile Paloma

8. Honeysuckle Garden Green Juice

Want some truly refreshing flower based drinks? This green juice is perfect! But forget just veggies – this drink has a wonderful honeysuckle syrup, and even a little splash of gin! Garnish with extra honeysuckle, just because it’s pretty.

Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

9. Lavender Lemonade

Lemonade is such a staple summer drink, but why not give it a floral upgrade this summer? This delicious lavender lemonade is refreshing with water, lemon juice, fresh lavender and a simple syrup. It’s the best way to beat the heat!

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Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

10. Rose and Hibiscus Iced Green Tea

Got friends over? Want to make flower based drinks that will impress? This gorgeous iced tea infuses green tea with rose and hibiscus into this cooling iced drink that you’ll wish you could sip all summer long.

Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

11. Rose Lemon Spritzer

This recipe combines rose water to make a floral drink that is super satisfying. Mixed with fresh lemon juice, honey (or agave to keep it vegan), vodka and blood orange, it’s mixed with ice and then garnished with more roses.

Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

12. Cherry Blossom Cocktail

This drink is made with cherry blossom gin, fresh lemon juice, and a homemade strawberry puree and not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing, too. In fact, I’d say it’s one of my personal favourite flower based drinks.

Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

13. Floral Sangria

If you want a summer recipe to really wow your guests, this floral sangria will do the trick! This recipe is made with white wine and elderflower liqueur and is refreshing, light and fruity with the most beautiful floral notes. One of the prettiest flower based drinks for sure!

Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

14. Easy Rose Latte

Flower based drinks come hot, too! Swap out your usual morning cuppa for this rose latte instead. Made with a rose water base, it’s free from refined-sugar and has just 4 ingredients. Enjoy it warm or served over ice.

Get the recipe here.

rose latte

15. Fizzy Nasturtium Tangerine

This nasturtium tangerine spritz is the perfect beverage to refresh the body this summer. With minimal ingredients, it’s full of fresh flavours such as spearmint leaves, tangerine juice and nasturtium flowers.

Get the recipe here.

flower based drinks

Lora O'Brien
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