Floral Fridays: Bachelor’s Button Martini

In honour of spring’s first unfurling blooms, we’re serving up a month’s worth of tasty floral aperitifs! This week’s tipple is a fizzy martini, garnished with bachelor’s button – a sweet edible flower, used to add bursts of colour to culinary presentations – and a sprinkling of carnation petals. Enjoy shaken, not stirred.

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What you’ll need

For the simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bachelor’s button petals
For the cocktail
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces Lillet Blanc
  • 1/4 ounce bachelor’s button simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Bachelor’s button and carnation petals, for garnish
How it’s made
  1. To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water and bachelor’s button petals in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Simmer until sugar has dissolved, then lower heat.
  3. Cook another 10-15 minutes to allow petals to steep; let cool and strain.
  4. After the syrup has cooled, add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  5. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until very foamy.
  6. Strain into glassesand garnish with carnation and bachelor’s button petals.

Fancy another floral tipple? Why not try our marigold cocktail