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May 25, 2018updated May 24, 2018

Cocktail of the Week: Chelsea Flower Show Inspiration

By Lauren Jade Hill

Cocktails inspired by Chelsea Flower Show, ME London

Violet Crown

  • 50ml Star of Bombay gin
  • 20ml violet liqueur
  • 5ml Cointreau
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 1 egg white

To create this cocktail, first combine all of the ingredients in a shaker. At ME London, these are dry shaken (without ice) to whip air into the cocktail. Four to five ice cubes are then added and the mixture is shaken again before being poured into a glass with edible flowers for decoration.

Pisco Lavender Sour

  • 60ml Waqar Pisco
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 15ml lavender syrup
  • 1 egg white

Add all of the ingredients to a shaker and dry shake to whip air into the cocktail. Add four to five ice cubes, shake again and serve, with edible flowers added at the end.

Radio Garden

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 25ml elderflower cordial
  • 25ml St Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 4 dashes cucumber bitters

To create this Chelsea Flower Show inspired cocktail, add the ice to the shaker first, followed by all of the other ingredients. Shake the mixture and serve with edible flowers for decoration.

St Germain Sour

  • 50ml St Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Just like the Radio Garden cocktail, the St Germain Sour is made by adding ice to the shaker first, followed by the other ingredients, then shaking and serving with edible flowers as a final flourish.

You can try each of these cocktails at the luxury hotel ME London’s Radio Rooftop bar throughout the Chelsea Flower Show period. The four special cocktails are an appealing and prettily presented combination of edible flowers, pastel hues and floral flavors.

Francisco Vieira, head bartender at ME London tells us: “Chelsea Flower Show is a legendary event on the London social calendar that celebrates nature, beauty and creativity. It seemed only fitting that we would develop a cocktail for the occasion that embodied this spirit. We couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy it than from our rooftop terrace, taking in stunning views of the city.”

Try these cocktails at Radio Rooftop, ME London and find out more about Chelsea Flower Show by going over to rhs.org.uk.

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