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Zen Garden Cocktail with Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Jules Aron


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Food Photos: @papphoto


In our busy, digitally driven lives, preparing and sharing a small, thoughtful bite that brings us back to something pure and tactile is a beautiful way to nourish both body and soul. The deepest, most profound change we can make to our health, beauty and overall well-being starts in the kitchen. The foods we consume on a daily basis can either deplete us or invigorate us. Pack your diet with nature’s most powerfully beautifying foods and deeply transform how you look and feel.


Zen Garden Cocktail Recipe

edible flowers, natural cocktails


2-inch English cucumber, cubed

8-12 sweet peas, removed from the pods, plus more for garnish

1¼ oz dry gin

¾ oz jasmine syrup

3 oz sparkling water

Jasmine Syrup

1 cup water

1 cup coconut sugar

¼ cup culinary-grade dried jasmine buds


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar fully dissolves. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid into a clean jar, cover and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. Place cucumbers and peas in a shaker and muddle well. Add ice, gin and jasmine syrup and give it a good shake. Double strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice—bonus points for ice cubes infused with edible flowers-—and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a handful of peas.

cocktail recipe, edible flowers

Edible Flower Ice Cubes Recipe

Ice cubes are like jewelry for your drink—eye-catching and loaded with personality. They’re also functional: As the cubes melt, they add hints of flavor, turning even a plain glass of water into an aromatic sip.


Distilled water, boiled and cooled

2 extra large ice cube trays

12 edible flowers


Fill ice cube trays about ¹⁄³ full with distilled water and add a flower facing down. Freeze. Once frozen, fill ²⁄³ full with distilled water. Freeze again. Fill to the top with water and freeze again.

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