Is there anything better than sipping a delicious cocktail on a beautiful summer day? We’ve picked out some of our favourite florals and matched them with a cocktail recipe and a gorgeous fragrance for you to enjoy all summer long.
Lavender fields forever
Lavender is a flowering plant and a part of the mint family. It is known for both its beautiful flowers and its aromatic scent. Originating in the Mediterranean, lavender has a long history as a purifying fragrance, a medicinal herb, and a culinary ingredient. Whether used in an ancient Roman bath, stuffed in the cushions of Charles VI of France, or baked into bread in southern France, lavender is truly versatile and timeless.
Our cocktail pick: Lavender Paloma
Give this classic tequila and grapefruit drink a fresh floral twist by adding half an ounce of lavender simple syrup. You can create your own lavender syrup by combining half a cup of sugar, lavender, and half a cup of water over medium heat in a saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved, strain, and then let steep for at least half an hour. Voila!
Our fragrance pairing: Les Lavandes de Nestor Eau de Toilette
Transport yourself to the fields of Provence with this deeply floral and rich eau de toilette. Created around a recipe discovered in Lothantique’s founder’s, Joséphine Mouranchon, grimoire, Les Lavandes de Nestor is the perfect combination of old world and new beauty.
Believe it or not, rosemary is actually a shrub. It has leaves that are needle-like in appearance with small flowers. Its herbal fragrance makes it perfect for cooking, and it also has many medicinal purposes. It has been traditionally used to relieve muscle pain, promote alertness, and may even stimulate hair growth. It’s aromatic, bright, wood-like scent have made it extremely popular throughout history. It is fresh, and classic all at once.
Our cocktail pick: Rosemary Gin Fizz
Simple, light, and delicious. Give this classic cocktail an herbal punch by adding rosemary simple syrup into the mix. Combine gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, homemade rosemary simply syrup, and club soda for a refreshing summer drink. Garnish with a lemon wheel and twig of rosemary for that picture perfect moment.
Our fragrance pairing: Belle de Provence Olive & Rosemary Fragrance Diffuser
This earthy collection from Belle de Provence will bring you closer to nature. Infused with olive leaf extract, this rosemary fragrance diffuser promotes relaxation with bright herbal notes. This green scent is great for any room in your home.
A rose so sweet
A rose is a perennial flowering plant. As one of the world’s oldest flowers, it has been revered throughout history in art, literature, religion, music and fashion. Fossil records show it is one of the most ancient flowers with likely origins in Central Asia. In addition to their obvious aesthetic appeal, rose petals are also high in phytonutrients, which are plant compounds with antioxidant properties. Beautiful and medicinal? What’s not to love.
Our cocktail pick: Rose and rye
Looking for something warm, but also fresh? It might sound a bit strange, but don’t miss out on this enigmatic combo. Try this irresistible mix of rye, rose simple syrup, lemon juice and a few drops of bitters. You can also add a splash of soda for a touch of bubbly.
Our fragrance pairing: Tadé Mediterranée Rose Skin Care Oil
Roses have many antioxidants and vitamins, which can help to tackle dry skin and redness. Rose oil is perfect to moisturize and hydrate, and may even help with signs of aging. This rose skincare oil has a 99.8% natural composition made from organic ingredients. This combination of sunflower oil, coconut oil, and argan oil will quite simply leaving you feeling rosy and radiant.
What is your go-to summer cocktail? Share your favourite recipes.