Edible flowers have been used as garnishes for centuries to add color and flavor to dishes. With their wide range of colors, shapes, and flavors, they provide a beautiful finishing touch to any dish, and many can be used to add unique flavors and garnishes to cocktails. The best part? Many of these edible flowers can easily be grown in your backyard. Here, we will explore some of the best edible flowers to use as a garnish, along with a cocktail recommendation for each flower. Level up your drink game with these gorgeous, flavorful additions to your favorite cocktails. Whether you grow them in your own backyard, or purchase them from a florist, you will enjoy Insta-worthy drinks and mocktails when you add these edible flowers to your garnish game.

Our Favorites: Edible Flowers For Cocktails


Pansies and Johnny Jump Ups

Pansies and Johnny jump-ups are two additional edible flowers that are both beautiful and delicious. These flowers have a wintergreen flavor and are often used as a garnish for desserts such as cakes and ice cream. They are one of the most popular cocktail garnishes for floral cocktails and can transform any classic cocktail into a thing of beauty.

To use pansies and Johnny jump-ups as a cocktail garnish, simply glaze them with warmed jelly for a jeweled look. These flowers are also a great addition to cocktails, particularly those that feature floral and fruity flavors.

A cocktail that pairs well with pansies and Johnny jump-ups is the Lavender Martini.

This refreshing cocktail features a delicate floral flavor that is enhanced by the addition of pansies and Johnny jump-ups. Simply add a few flowers to the top of the drink for a beautiful and flavorful garnish.



Nasturtiums are a popular edible flower with a peppery flavor like watercress. They come in a range of colors and varieties and can be used in salads or as garnishes. They are also a popular ingredient in cocktails, particularly in gin-based drinks.

A great cocktail to try with nasturtiums is the classic Gin and Tonic.

Simply garnish the drink with a few nasturtium flowers to add a touch of color and a subtle peppery flavor.


Marigolds are another popular edible flower with a citrus taste. The tiny flowers of signet marigolds, such as Lemon Gem and Tangerine Gem, are particularly good for garnishing dishes. They can be used in salads, soups, and stews, and also make a great addition to cocktails.

For a refreshing cocktail that pairs well with marigolds, try a Citrus Margarita.

Add a few marigold flowers to the rim of the glass for a beautiful and tasty garnish.


Borage is a herb with sky-blue flowers and a light cucumber taste. It’s a popular ingredient in fruit and green salads and can also be frozen in ice cubes for cold drinks.

One cocktail that pairs particularly well with borage is the Cucumber Martini.

Simply muddle a few borage flowers in the bottom of the glass before adding the gin, cucumber, and other ingredients for a refreshing and tasty cocktail.

Bee Balm

Bee balm is a member of the mint family with minty-tasting flowers. It comes in a range of colors, including bright red, purple, and pink.

Bee balm is a great garnish for cocktails that feature mint, such as the classic Mojito.

Add a few bee balm flowers to the top of the drink for a beautiful and flavorful garnish.


Squash Blossoms

Squash blossoms are a popular edible flower that can be used in many dishes. They have a mild flavor and can be used in salads, soups, and stews. They are also a popular ingredient in cocktails, particularly in tequila-based drinks.

For a tasty and refreshing cocktail that pairs well with squash blossoms, try a Spicy Margarita.

Add a few squash blossoms to the rim of the glass for a beautiful and tasty garnish.


In conclusion, edible flowers are a wonderful addition to any dish, providing color, flavor, and beauty. The above flowers are just a few of the many edible flowers available, but they are some of the most popular and versatile. Whether you are using them in salads, soups, or cocktails, these flowers are sure to impress your guests and add a touch of elegance to your dishes. Feeling fancy? Create edible flower ice cubes and add to water, cocktails, drinks, mocktails and lemonade!

If it’s winter or you cannot grow these edible flowers in your garden, many can be dried and preserved or even ordered online via Amazon.





Are you in the mood for one of Maryland’s most famous cocktails…the orange crush? Or perhaps you are craving a perfectly crafted margarita. Sometimes the pre-mixed stuff at the store doesn’t cut it. That’s why the professional bartending team at Chesapeake Bartenders created fresh, custom crafted cocktail kits, delivered straight to your doorstep! We offer free delivery in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s Counties. You can order various sizes, such as 1 sealed carafe, 2 sealed carafes or even a mix n match 6 pack of carafes. We make them just before delivering them, and include garnishes in your own gift bag.

Orange Crushes

This refreshing drink is made of orange vodka, triple sec, sprite and fresh-squeezed orange juice. You can order it skinny as well, which replaces the sprite with club soda. You can also hold the triple sec if you want it less sweet.


  • Orange Vodka
  • Triple Sec
  • Sprite
  • Orange Juice

We mix everything in the sealed carafe, with the exception of the fresh squeezed orange juice. We do however, provide the sliced oranges on the side so you can just pour your cocktail over ice, and squeeze the orange on top.

* If you prefer we add the fresh squeezed juice, please note it during your order. We are happy to accommodate your request.

Orange Crush Cocktail Kit Sizes

  • One 35 oz carafe ($40)
  • Two 35 oz carafes ($75) – save $5
  • Six 35 oz carafes ($150) – save $90

Margarita Cocktail Kits

This classic cocktail is always a crowd pleaser. Whether you are planning on Taco Tuesday, want something more festive than beer or wine, or you just have a hankering for a margarita, this is the cocktail kit for you!


  • Tequila (pick silver or gold)
  • Triple Sec
  • Sour Mix
  • Orange Juice
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice

Margarita Cocktail Kit Sizes

  • One 35 oz carafe ($40)
  • Two 35 oz carafes ($75) – save $5
  • Six 35 oz carafes ($150) – save $90

Mix n Match 6 Packs

If you select the 6 pack, you can mix and match margaritas and orange crushes. Just let us know exactly how many of each cocktail you would like.