Spirits: A Blossoming Trend

Fresh, fragrant flowers lend a taste of spring to cocktails and inspire creative concoctions from St. Louis mixologists.

 

Spring is in full swing, and area mixologists are taking advantage of the seasonal splendor by infusing floral flavors—orange blossoms, elderflower, lavender and more—into their cocktail creations. Liqueurs and mixers featuring flowers are the latest ingredients in a variety of libations around town. Even the flowers themselves are making their way into these fragrant cocktails. At DeMun Oyster Bar in Clayton, hibiscus and jasmine liqueurs augment the traditional French 75 cocktail. And at Taste in the Central West End and Monarch in Maplewood, dried rosebuds and edible flowers, respectively, are being utilized in custom creations of uncommon distinction. And with spring’s arrival, you can be sure to find nature-inspired cocktails blooming in more St. Louis bars and restaurants.

 

1426_539.jpg•À_Rosie the Riveter•À_ at Taste.

 

Photo credit: Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

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