Need a fun and romantic entertaining idea? Set up your own gin and flower bar that’s perfect for so many celebrations like engagement parties, Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, bridal showers, and weddings!
Why We Love this Gin and Flower Bar
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Every event or dinner party needs some sort of cocktail station. We love the idea of a gin bar, serving a few delicious, floral gin cocktails and having mini flower arrangements for guests to take home. Since gin and flowers go so well together, this station came together easily and looks so romantic!
How to Create a Gin and Flower Bar
Before guests arrive, pour the cocktails in the glasses. Serving a cocktail in a coup is a nice idea since you don’t need to worry about ice. Just shake the cocktail with ice, then strain into a coupe and garnish with a flower. This recipe for this floral gin sipper is below. It’s made with blackberries, gin, lemon juice, and a homemade lavender simple syrup.
Gin Cocktail Recipes
Gin is a neutral spirit with a floral and or pine-like taste. There’s a touch of sweetness to it, but the drink itself isn’t very sweet. For this reason, people often choose to have it as part of a cocktail. It goes well with many ingredients and mixers and adds the perfect, fresh flavor to a cocktail. Here are some of our favorite gin recipes to serve:
The Best Gins
There are several gins available, so pick a few of your favorites to add to the bar. We used Hendricks which has floral notes and one of our favorite gin liqueurs Pomp & Whimsey. You can make the Whippet Cocktail, which is very easy and romantic.
You can also use these gins for your bar:
Empress – Has a beautiful shade of purple!
St George Gin
Gray Whale Gin
There is nothing better than arriving at a party and the cocktails are ready to grab! It’s the best way to welcome your guests!
Naturally Dyed Ice Cubes
For a charming touch, we added a pink hibiscus ice cube to the Whippet Cocktail. When it melts, the hot pink stays on the top and looks gorgeous! See how to make naturally dyed pink ice cubes here!
Gin and Flower Bar Shopping Guide
Copper cocktail shaker from Target
Pink coasters from Anthropologie… these are similar
Glasses for a Gin Bar
These are my very special Waterford old-fashioned glasses. They’re pricey, but I have four of them and we actually use them often. And yes, I am always afraid they’re going to break!! Here are more romantic glasses you can use for this bar!
For the flowers, you can make mini arrangements from grocery store flowers in small vases. I always find inexpensive vases at antique malls or even dollar stores!
For the vessels, shop vintage and thrift shops to find unique and affordable vases to create mini flower arrangements for your guests.
More Charming Entertaining Ideas
If you love this bar idea, then you’ll love these entertaining ideas!
We added a few of our favorite candies to the bar too. You never know when a guest needs something sweet!
We hope you’re inspired to make your own gin and flower bar! It’s a great idea for bridal showers, baby showers or special birthdays!
Floal Gin Cocktail
- 3 blackberries
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce lavender simple syrup
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries with the lemon juice, gin, and lavender syrup.
- Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake for 20 seconds, then strain into a coupe glass.