Flower Cocktails for the Spring Season

Chrysanthemum Collins
This take on the classic Tom Collins comprises Polish Wyborowa vodka and limoncello, which is lengthened with homemade chrysanthemum soda. The drink’s creator and manager of Bartini (which is run by the same folks as Mariko’s) Barnaby Murdoch says, “My theory was that the subtle flavor and aroma that comes from chrysanthemum would complement a neutral spirit like vodka.” Tall and refreshing, the pale yellow glassful is just right for balmy evenings.

$22 at Mariko’s

Lavender Evening
Clear and colorless, this tipple is served with a tea strainer filled with lavender. It doesn’t look like much, but the mix of SKYY vodka, lavender-infused syrup (made with organic sprigs imported from Australia) and tonic water is intensely fragrant. One half of Morsel’s chef-owner couple Petrina Loh says, “I blend teas from herbs and thought it would be nice to have a relaxing drink with lavender.”

$14 at Morsels

Rose Seduction
Sweet aromatic French rose liqueur is balanced with fresh lemon juice, then shaken and stirred with Grey Goose vodka and Bombay Sapphire gin. The pink blend is then strained into a chilled martini glass. Not only does the concoction have plenty of body and well-rounded flavor, garnished with deep red petals, it’s also the most romantic-looking drink of the lot. Chin Hui Wen

$25 at Maison Ikkoku