I’ve been experimenting with my edible flowers in our garden. So far they’ve been regularly a part of our salads and an occasional garnish for cream based pastas, but tonight I thought my martini needed a little summer flare. My standard martini mixture is as follows:
99% vodka (we use Kettle One)
1% vermouth (Dolin is the best)
equals 100% deliciousness
Pour the above into a shaker full of ice and shake gently so as not to break up too much ice and dilute the beverage. Stream into your favorite vessel and add a sprinkle of edible flowers such as calendula/marigold, johny jump-ups, pyrethrum, bachelor buttons, lavender, lawn daisy, roses and pansies to name a few. Many of the flowers are said to have medicinal properties so, in a way, a martini is a health drink. Cheers to that.
A terrific resource for herbs and flowers ♣
Looks beautiful, refreshing and yummy!
Ha! Beneath those innocent petals lies a pernicious mixture. The first few sips slip down faultlessly. Icy cold and clean with a nice bite of quality vodka. After a second glass your legs will disregard the most simple navigation instructions. A third glass will lead to numbness of lips and tongue and an interesting speech impediment. And in the morning you will be sorry..
“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
— Oscar Wilde