You Can Count on These 4 Creative Cocktails to Liven Your Spirits
Written By: Jordan Nishkian
Photographed By: Kambria Fischer
Wardrobe Styled By: Dijana Fiorentino
Makeup By: Libbey Lazarus
Hair By: Lisa Batiz
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Props Styled By: Lindsey Chronert and Lauren Lewellen How to Throw a Garden Party
The garden party: it’s the epitome of class, elegance and—most importantly—good taste. Surrounded by gorgeous foliage, you and your guests can easily soak up the visual and aromatic beauty around you while allowing yourselves to focus on the simple, all-important art of good conversation. A garden get-together such as this is the ideal opportunity to don your Sunday best, brush up on your etiquette and indulge in the finer things. And what better way to set the scene that with a timeless arrangement of fabulous florals, sweet bites and colorful Hendrick’s Gin-based cocktails?
1 | Hendrick’s Society How to Throw a Garden Party
Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, smashed strawberry, pressed lime, almond, orange flower water, muddled basil, aquafaba
Sweet, light and positively stunning, the Hendrick’s Society can liven up any table! For their event, Snake Oil Cocktail Company made this cocktail graffiti (made with sugar and edible ink) in-house, perfect for that Instagrammable moment.
2 | If You Can-Can
Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, crushed raspberry, smashed banana, pressed lemon, muddled mint
The banana in a cocktail may seem unusual, but it really lends a sweetness to the If You Can-Can, which plays well with both the tartness from the raspberry and lemon and the refreshing essence of the muddled mint.
3 | Show Stopper
Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, poppyseed reduction, oleo saccharum, club soda
The poppyseed reduction in the Show Stopper pulls the floral, outdoorsy notes out of the cocktail while the effervescence of the club soda and brightness of the oleo saccharum (a combination of citrus and sugar) are the perfect top-off.
4 | Bubbled Up How to Throw a Garden Party
Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, sparkling wine, pressed pomegranate, fresh lime, infused hibiscus, rosewater, pink peppercorn
Fresh and sparkling, this cocktail gets its gorgeous hue from steeped hibiscus. The whole pink peppercorn, which is typically only used in a reduction, adds a kick, and the rosewater echoes the floral notes in Hendrick’s Gin.
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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.