Garden Elixer Gin Cocktail w/ Flower Garnish

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

A lovely addition to an Easter gathering would be this pastel green gin martini garnished with an edible flower. There are a variety of edible flowers that can be used as a garnish to add more color to each cocktail-just be sure to choose carefully: some flowers/plants are poisonous or can cause allergic reactions in certain individuals. 


Garden Elixir Cocktail




1/4 cup gin

5 cilantro leaves

1/4 cup dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat

1/2 tablespoon green Chartreuse

3 tablespoons apple juice, preferably fresh

1 tablespoon celery juice

Dash of fresh lime juice

Nasturtium flowers, for garnish (optional)



Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin and cilantro and shake. Add the vermouth, Chartreuse, apple juice, celery juice and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with nasturtium flowers.