Garden Elixer Gin Cocktail w/ Flower Garnish

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

gin cocktail with flower garnishA 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

 

Ingredients:

Ice

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)

 

Directions:

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.