Flower Cocktail Hour: Garden Gimlet

The Garden Gimlet Recipe #Flower Cocktail Hour

Here on Life in Bloom- we love cocktails that are both delicious and beautiful to look at. The Garden Gimlet does NOT disappoint with decorative flower ice cubes. For a fun glass suggestion- use a glass preserves jar for your cocktail glass!

Dress up your cocktail with Flower Ice Cubes

It’s simple to create flower filled ice cubes with organic flower buds

This cocktail used Blue African Basil from my garden – leaves are muddled and the bloom is used as a garnish. As stated I love a pretty cocktail- so I created ice cubes – that have Organic Flowers Inside them. We’ll show how to do that in a future episode of Life in Bloom.

Flower Cocktail hour with a Garden Gimlet

Complete the Garden Gimlet with Flower Filled Ice cubes.

The Garden Gimlet Recipe

Ingredients for the cocktail:

3/4 Ounce (1 jigger) of Flower Infused Gin- ( I love Hendricks Midsummer Solstice Limited Edition- Flower Infused Gin)

1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeeze Organic Lime Juice

1 Tablespoon Pure Cane Sugar Simple Syrup

6 Basil Leaves (I love the Blue African Basil for it’s color and complex basil flavor- Yummy) – Reserve a leaf or two and Basil blossom for garnish.

Splash of Soda Water (I like to use San Pelligrino with Bubbles)…


Muddle 6 Basil Leaves in a Cocktail Shaker- Add Gin- Lime juice and simple syrup to the cocktail shaker- and fill halfway with ice… Place top on shaker and shake vigorously for about a minute. Pour and strain mixture into a glass with Flower filled Ice Cubes- top off and finish with splash of soda water and garnish with a Basil leaf and Bloom. Enjoy!