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The Prettiest Spring Cocktail :: The Pretty Peacock

Spring flowers are not just to be kept in the garden – bring them to the table by adding them to your favorite Spring cocktail recipes. This Pretty Peacock cocktail gets it’s name from the Pavan Liqueur as well as the additional bright colors of edible flowers floating on top.

The lovely combination of flavors – Muscat grapes, Orange Blossoms and Elderflower – in this Pretty Peacock cocktail make it perfect for a Spring gathering set in the garden or in a space filled with Summer flowers. On the sweet side, but not clingy, it is an easy beverage to make as well as to sip!

The Pretty Peacock Cocktail via AnAppealingPlan.com by Krayl Funch A perfect cocktail for spring and summer gatherings featuring Pavan and Elderflower rv

Whether you are hosting an elaborate Spring time wedding, bridal shower or a simple Summer gathering on your patio with friends, the touch of edible flowers in your cocktails will surely elevate your celebration.

The ingredients for this spring cocktail are easy :: Two spirits – Gin and Pavan liqueur.  Two mixers :: Club Soda and Elder Flower. One Juice  :: Lime  Juice and One Garnish :: Edible Flowers.

Add ice into the shaker, because we don’t want to dilute it too much. We want to make sure that everything gets nice and cool. Add one part Pavan, one part gin – right on top of the ice in the shaker. Then add one and a half parts of the elderflower lemonade – it definitely has a little bit of sweetness to it, but it’s very refreshing.

Pavan is a French liqueur, made from the small little tiny white grapes that grow right on the coast. Their website is beautiful. You must go take a peak – you will want to move tomorrow!

The Pavan is also a more literal world. It’s a slow and sort of majestic dance; it’s called the dance of the peacock. While I’m not completely sure if the peacock does the dance or humans do the dance, I think it is a dance that was done by humans but referred to as the dance of the peacock, sort of a proud, flamboyant, majestic dance.

“The Pretty Peacock gets it’s name from “the classic Pavan dance or “Dance of the Peacock” which was popular in the South of France during the Renaissance (16th century). In French, “se pavaner” is still used today, and means to act with pride, confidence and swagger… to strut like a peacock, so to speak”.”

Once you add your fresh lime swirl it together – you don’t want to bruise the gin by shaking. You could also just serve this straight up,  but I like to throw a little bit of ice in the glass to keep it cool since it’s going to be served during spring or summer. Pour the mixture right over top of the ice and optionally add a touch of club soda – it adds a little bit of effervescence and keeps it a little bit lighter. Now pick your flowers to garnish and cheers.

The Pretty Peacock spring cocktail is light, refreshing, has a little bit of sweetness to it but not too much. It’s really, really excellent for sipping outside on the porch surrounded by flowers at a garden party. So mix up a batch of this pretty cocktail and get your swagger on.

The Pretty Peacock Cocktail via AnAppealingPlan.com by Krayl Funch A perfect cocktail for spring and summer gatherings featuring Pavan and edible flowers. 52 1000x




1 part Pavan liqueur
1 part good quality gin, such as Bombay
1.5 parts Elderflower soda
juice of 1 lime, approximately 1 tablespoon
tonic water
edible organic flowers, for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Pavan, gin, Elderflower soda and juice of 1 lime. Swirl to combine and chill.

Place fresh ice in serving glass, strain mixture over top – filling to 3/4 full. Top with tonic water and garnish with selected edible flowers. Serve immediately.

Makes one cocktail.


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18 Responses to The Prettiest Spring Cocktail :: The Pretty Peacock

  1. Erin @ Platings and Pairings April 16, 2015 at 11:42 AM #

    This IS such a lovely cocktail! I love the flowers – Pinned!
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  2. Alex April 15, 2015 at 10:52 PM #

    This looks delicious! I love that it’s clear, too. Often you see cocktails with fancy names, and they have these awful, unnatural colors. This looks very refreshing. I’ll have to try!
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    • Krayl Funch April 16, 2015 at 9:26 AM #

      I completely agree! Strange unnatural colors do not belong in my food! Lol.

  3. Earl-Leigh April 15, 2015 at 10:24 PM #

    Well this wins the award for my favorite thing on the Internet this week! So much yum!
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  4. Leigh Powell Hines April 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM #

    This cocktail looks stunning. I just pinned it. Elderflower is so popular with the Kentucky Derby drinks, too.

    Great cocktail and I love its name.
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    • Krayl Funch April 16, 2015 at 9:27 AM #

      Oh don’t even get me started on Derby cocktails! I could go on for days!

  5. Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods April 15, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

    YUM! this would be perfect for a lazy day by the pool!
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  6. Artney @ My Pretty Brown April 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM #

    This is truly a beautiful drink and it sounds refreshing! It will be perfect for spring/summer events/parties!
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  7. Kate @ Diethood April 15, 2015 at 11:53 AM #

    What a romantic drink. You had me at the gorgeous flowers on top! Cheers to that! 😀
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  8. Madaline April 15, 2015 at 8:34 AM #

    I absolutely love the name! It reminds me colors and beautiful spring days spent on a lawn! I absolutely have to make one of these sometime!
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    • Krayl Funch April 15, 2015 at 1:46 PM #

      YES – YES you must!! Sipping it on the lawn sounds fabulous!

  9. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy April 14, 2015 at 11:39 PM #

    I love a good cocktail. This one is just gorgeous with the flowers — so very Spring! I saw some elderberry syrup the other day, and I am kicking myself for not grabbing it. I am dying to try it in a cocktail.
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    • Krayl Funch April 15, 2015 at 1:45 PM #

      Oh Stephanie you will love it! It sounds sweet but the lime keeps it in control and refreshing!

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