BIG Begonia Pink Lady Cocktail
- 1.5 oz. Gin
- .75 oz. Applejack Brandy
- 2 oz. Lemonade
- .25 oz. Grenadine
- .25 oz. Fresh Lemon juice
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake with carefree exuberance for at least 10 seconds (while you water that BIG Begonia?!). Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an edible BIG Begonia bloom, preferably a pink one!
BIG Begonia Beer
- A good Pilsner beer, chilled
- BIG Begonia flowers
Make a flower tea by adding BIG Begonia flowers to boiling water in a saucepan or tea kettle and steep for 3-10 minutes. Chill the tea.
In a pint glass, add about 1.5-2 oz. of chilled BIG Begonia tea and pour pilsner beer over the tea. Garnish with a BIG Begonia bloom – Enjoy!
Funky Pink Champagne
- Brut champagne or Cava sparkling wine, chilled
- POM Pomegranate Juice, chilled
- Fresh lime
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh Pomegranate seeds
- Funky Begonia flowers
Run a slice of lime around the rim of champagne flutes. Dip glass in granulated sugar. Add sparkling wine to flutes. Top with a float of pomegranate juice. Add a spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Garnish with a blossom of a Funky Begonia.
Nonstop Joy Mocca White
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Kahlua
- 2 oz. Coconut Milk (from a can)
Add ice to an old-fashioned cocktail glass. Layer ingredients in the order listed above to mimic the look of Nonstop Joy Mocca White begonias!
For more fun ways to use BIG Begonias in your home and garden, check out this fun BIG Begonia brochure!
When creating your garden cocktails with begonia and other edible flowers, make sure you use flowers that have not been sprayed with pesticides.
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It was interesting to find out begonias are edible flowers. However, I did not see a warning anywhere about using only flowers which have not been exposed to chemical pesticides. I read through the BIG magazine as well. I know pesticides aren’t often needed on begonias, but some people spray stuff everywhere and drift is a factor.
Thank you so much for that reminder tip.