Forget the centerpieces—cocktails are much better vessels for floral arrangements.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017

Hosting a bridal shower? Here’s an idea: flowers, everywhere! Along with beautiful bouquets and party favors, wow your guests (and the bride-to-be) with an array of gorgeous, garden-inspired drinks. Here, the most beautiful cocktails for a bridal shower that could rival the wedding.

1. The Don’s Bramble

Muddled blackberries give this cocktail its beautiful hue.

2. Rose Martinis

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Homemade rose water is the key to these gorgeous martinis.

3. Lilikoi

A terrific mimosa stand-in at brunch, this tangy drink is made with mango puree, passion fruit nectar and fresh citrus juices.
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This tangy mango mocktail is garnished with an edible orchid.

4. Cholo Fresco

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What’s fresher than cucumber, melon, mint and lime?

5. Of Mountains and Valleys

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Vodka and Scotch are a surprisingly delicious pairing.

6. The Harrier

This lavender-scented riff on a Greyhound is made with gin instead of vodka.

7. Vodka-Rose Punch

Padma Lakshmi loves the floral accent and frilly ping tinge rose syrup gives to drinks.

8. Passionflower

This cocktail gets its "passion" from Parfait Amour ("perfect love"), a sweet violet liqueur flavored with violet petals, orange peel and vanilla bean.

9. La Joie

Hibiscus flowers give this cocktail is floral-fruity flavor.

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