Ah, spring’s blooming flowers. With their bright colors, delicate petals and sweet fragrances, you just want to drink them in, don’t you? Well, you don’t have to only do it with your eyes anymore - you can make springtime flowers into your own delectable liqueurs and syrups as well! 

There are several flowers that are safe for consumption. These include violets, orchids, lavender, rose, rosella, hibiscus, chamomile, calendula, jasmine, carnation, pansy, geranium, honeysuckle, lilac, marigold, orange blossom and dandelions. Not only do they make delicious drinks, but they smell amazing in your kitchen as you prepare them.

These dainty syrups and liqueurs are actually quite the workhorses, and not only enhance fancy cocktails, but are delicious simply added to seltzer, iced tea or lemonade for a refreshing treat. They’re excellent baking ingredients (lavender-scented brownies - believe it) and delicious even drizzled on ice cream. Add one to hot water with lemon for a soothing toddy.