Garden Flora Gin: The Perfect Mother’s Day Cocktail

Like a macaroni necklace… but better

Sure, you could give your mom flowers this Sunday, to honor her and all that she’s done for you on Mother’s Day… or you could whip up an incredible brunch while she leisurely sips a really good cocktail. Your choice. Tamworth Garden Flora Gin, the latest offering from our friends at Tamworth Distilling, is like the macaroni necklace of your youth, but way better… or perhaps it’s closer akin to the flowers you planned to have delivered, but just couldn’t decide on a bouquet? Either way, this floral-infused spirit will make the perfect centerpiece for your Mother’s Day plans. Imbued with last summer’s wildflowers, Flora gives off the aroma of lemon verbena, geranium and grapefruit, making it the perfect base for a crisp and refreshing greyhound cocktail, and the ideal drink to enjoy with the woman who gave you life while you pry family secrets from her (just kidding… but really). Combined with rosemary-infused simple syrup — which makes a gorgeous gift all its own — this beautiful cocktail is spring in a glass, no April showers in sight. Serve it with Vegan Strawberry Icebox Cake and Strawberry Basil + Ricotta breakfast Tartines for an afternoon feast fit for a queen.

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Rosemary Simple Syrup


3 sprigs fresh rosemary, rinsed

1 cup sugar

1 cup filtered water

Place rosemary sprigs in a resealable jar of bottle. In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar and water and heat on low the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sugar water over the rosemary sprigs and allow to cool.

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Rosemary Flora Greyhound

Makes 1


4 oz grapefruit juice

1 oz rosemary syrup

2 oz Tamworth Garden Flora Gin

Club soda


Fill a small glass with ice. Add grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, and Flora Gin. Top off with club soda and garnish with grapefruit and rosemary. Enjoy!

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+ Tamworth Garden Flora Gin may be purchased here

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I am a huge gin lover, so I’m always happy to find some extraordinary versions of my favourite cocktail. Thanks for sharing this, I bet the rosemary syrup alone tastes amazing!

Wow this seems delicious! I definitely need to have a bottle in my bar. My mom would love and I would love it too!

Wow it looking too yummy! I would love to have it with me anytime. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful stuff! :D

Gorgeous!! I could use a few of these right about now!

This excellent combination of Gin, Rose Mary and grapefruit juice is an all-time classic. I can use this recipe to impress my guests coming over for dinner tonight. Thank you so much!