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Summer cocktails should be light and fragrant, fitting seamlessly into the season. What better way than with a floral touch? The following two cocktail recipes include the decadent, sweetness of flowers, accenting the subtle flavors. Both cocktails are also full of fresh ingredients and have an authentic, homemade touch. Enjoy on a perfect summer evening as the sun is setting.

This lavender martini is incredibly light, yet full of fresh fruit and vegetables. The rose margarita is a take on a classic, giving it a more sophisticated and aromatic touch. Enjoy these cocktail recipes outdoors, under the bright summer sun.

Lavender Martini

Serves 1

Ingredients

For the mix:

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lavender flowers

For the cocktail:

  • 1.5 parts of the mix
  • 1 part gin
  • A few drops of stevia

Directions

Place all the mix ingredients in a blender and blend until evenly combined. Pour through a sieve to filter through the chunks. Fill a shaker with ice and shake. Pour in the mix and gin in a 1.5:1 ratio along with a few drops of stevia. Shake and then pour into a martini glass. Enjoy!

Rose Margarita

Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces white tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 rose petals
  • ¾ ounce rose syrup
  • ¾ ounce orange liquor
  • Rock salt

Directions

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into a glass with a salted rim.

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Photo Credit: SF Chefs