Floral Cocktails: Spring Drinks To Sip Among The Flowers (PHOTOS)

Quickly! Before air-conditioning is all we can think of!
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It happens every year: we get so excited for summer to arrive, that spring slips away before we realize how pleasant it is to sip a cocktail outside, without sweating through our clothes. Well, not this year. This year, we're going to enjoy the gradual winding down of springtime as it was meant to be enjoyed, with a drink in our hands.

When we think of spring, we think of flowers: their scent, their color and their flavor. We love to cook with flowers, and bake with them -- how can we get more edible flowers into our diet? Here are some of our favorite floral cocktails to enjoy outside, among those same flowers, before air conditioning is all we can think of.

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Aviation
Dave Lauridsen
Get the Aviation recipeLet's start with a classic. The Aviation cocktail first appeared around 1916, and was invented by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at Times Square's Hotel Wallick.
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Cardamom Rose Cocktail
Design Sponge
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Pomelder Prosecco Punch
James Ransom/Food52
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Celery Lavender Martini
No Recipes
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Lilac Martini
Dabblings/Food52
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Bourbon Chamomile Hot Toddy
The Kitchn
Get the Bourbon Chamomile Hot Toddy recipe from The Kitchn
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Elderflower Syrup And Cordial
La Tavola Marche/Food52
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The Avenue
The Littlest Anchovy
Get The Avenue recipe from The Littlest Anchovy
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Rhubarb And Rose Ramos Gin Fizz
James Ransom/Food52
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Frozen Hibiscus Margaritas
Pretty Girls Cook
Get the Frozen Hibiscus Margarita recipe from Pretty Girls Cook
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Lavender Meyer Lemon Tom Collins
A Spicy Perspective
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A Violet Crush
Sagegreen/Food52
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Hibiscus Ginger Martini
A Spicy Perspective
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Violet Beauregarde II
Elizabeth Parker Photographie
Get the Violet Beauregarde II recipe from Drink DC

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