Last week I shared details from a simple summer dinner party we threw recently, and today I’m sharing the first of 3 recipes from the occasion. Palomas are my favorite summer cocktail and this recipe from Floral Libations is a lovely twist on the salty, tart classic. Cassie Winslow’s book really brings the fun (and beauty!) into your everyday beverages.
Covering 41 fragrant drinks, the book goes beyond recipes and shows you how to bring florals into your pantry and cooking vernacular to elevate everyday recipes. You’ll learn how to make creative pantry staples like rose and lavender sugar, as well as how to use edible flowers to liven up your cooking. Each recipe in the book is as beautiful as it is daringly tasty. Plus, each drink is paired with a bouquet alongside stunning photography by Doan Ly. It’s a great coffee table book, too.
¼ cup dried rose petals
½ cup fine sea salt
For the Chamomile Simple Syrup:
½ cup fresh Cara Cara orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated Cara Cara orange zest
1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
1 cup cane sugar
½ cup filtered water
½ teaspoon rose salt or coarse salt
1 lime or grapefruit wedge
¼ cup fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons chamomile simple syrup
¼ cup tequila
Splash of soda water
½ teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
Fresh organic chamomile flowers for garnish (optional)
1 grapefruit slice for garnish (optional)
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BY Kate Arends - July 3, 2019
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.