It's hard to tell what we love more . . . the Flowers or the Party. We suppose that's why we created a business that's about both. Whether you're shimmy-ing into summer drink in hand or throwing your next Flower Party, we've got your cocktail of the summer.
When you're throwing a party batch cocktails are the way to go. We love Maggie Hoffman's Batch Cocktails and The One Bottle Cocktail recipe books for make-ahead batch recipes and simple serving tips. No more multiplying ounces, free pour mistakes or shuffling with the shaker while you half listen to your friends. Batch cocktails will be your friend.
Meet our Summer Shimmy Cocktail. Inspired by Hoffman's Garden Rambler, we gave it a Heroine Flowers spin by spicing up the pineapple syrup, swapping hibiscus flowers for garnish, and keeping it simple with only one spirit, our friend Tequila. Cheers to summer everyone!
Summer Shimmy Cocktail - Makes 8 drinks
1 ¼ cup of blanco tequila
¾ cup chilled Pineapple-Serrano Syrup
¾ cup fresh lime juice
You can make this recipe up to 2 days before your next Flower Party. Pour tequila, lime juice, and chilled pineapple syrup into a pitcher. Seal and keep in refrigerator till party time.
2 ¼ cup chilled soda water
Hibiscus Flower Petals or Tea (Find it at a Hispanic Grocery)
As you're prepping for the party all you'll need to do is; stir well, add chilled soda water and half of the hibiscus petals. Fill pitcher with ice and stir. Pour and garnish glasses with extra hibiscus petals.
Que the shimmy.
Pineapple-Serrano Syrup Recipe
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup of sugar
1 - 2 serrano peppers
Combine pineapple juice, sugar and 1 to 1 1/2 serrano peppers (without seeds) in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Be sure to stir constantly, until sugar is dissolved—it won't take long! Don't let it get to a boil. Remove from heat, place lid on saucepan while it cools. Taste test for spice level. Leave peppers in overnight or strain into container and refrigerate.
If you ask us—it all rides on the playlist. You'll need a playlist that's just as juicy as your cocktail and filled to the brim with tune to get you shimmy-ing all summer long. Scan the Spotify code right here to listen now.
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