Floral Cocktail Stirrers DIY Tutorial

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If you’re anything like me, you will always be looking for ways to incorporate flowers! Seedpods, branches, stems, husks, petals… anything and everything to add a floral touch. Adding floral cocktail stirrers to your drinks is a gorgeous way to bring texture and romance, and we’ve got three easy ways to do just that with this DIY tutorial!

Have a rummage at the florist, in your garden (or at your mum’s place!) to find some lightweight floral details to make your delicious cocktails the prettiest beverages in town! One to thing to keep in mind, if using petals or stems of store bought flowers, there’s a good chance they’ve been sprayed. Organic flowers (from a garden) are best, otherwise, you’ll need to keep them lifted up and out of the liquid.

What You Will Need:

  • Delicate and light flowers, for example coriander flowers and seed pods, sage flower husks, hardy mint, spray-free rose petals, chamomile flowers
  • Bamboo straws, wooden chopsticks, kebab sticks
  • Sharp scissors

Rose Petal Cocktail Stirrer – Step 1. Gently remove all petals from the rose. This is more easily done the more open the bloom is. Don’t get the petals wet, but do brush or shake off any debris. Using a kebab stick, simply thread the petals on.

Step 2. Keep the petals loose, and don’t compact them too fiercely. If you’re making a bunch of these in advance of a soiree, pop them on a tray, lay some paper towel over the top and place them in the fridge. Swizzle into your favourite rose martini for added romance!

Mini Posy Cocktail Stirrer – Step 1. Lay out your bamboo straws, and cut them to the length that will match the depth of your chosen glass. Using thin but sturdy stemmed herbs and blooms, remove the foliage from the base of the stem.

Step 2. Form a thin posy in your hand, or simply thread in each stem individually to form and sweet cocktail stirrer fit for any occasion, from a jam jar drink to a champagne glass celebration! Choose sturdy flowers that will last out of liquid, however, if making these several hours in advance, pop them in some water to give them a boost.

Floral Chopstick Cocktail Stirrer – Step 1. Using wooden chopsticks that are joined, you can easily add some sweet florals to your cocktail. You’ll need to use blooms with thin and sturdy stems for this one, and only a stem or two per stirrer, otherwise they’ll come apart. Flower options include light and floaty things, like gypsophellia, herbs, coriander seeds, thyme flowers, and all manner of textural additions.

Step 2. Cut the chopstick to your desired length, then wedge the flower stems in between the joint chopsticks. You can lay this across the top of a glass, or place it in the glass for extra stability.

We adore a sweet detail, we love flowers and we most certainly enjoy a pretty drink, so these floral cocktail stirrers, combining many of our loves, are worth a try!

Ms Floral Says: These look oh-so pretty and absolutely perfect for cocktail weddings in the springtime.

About Ms Honeycomb: My heart and home in Scotland and Australia, I am a florist, flower lover, writer, baker, stylist and sew-er of lovely things, with my darling toddler forever keeping me on my toes!

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