Bloody Mary with edible flowers

Without even knowing it, many of us have edible flowers in our gradens. If you want to make your summer dinners extra special, you can garnish cakes, soups and salads and even drinks with edible flowers. The flowers that you plan on eating, should  naturally  be free from pesticides and chemicals. Remember, flowers that grow on the road side are not suited  because of the passing car’s exhaust. Grow them yourself and you will know for sure they are safe for consumption. Flowers from the florist or nursery have probably been treated with pesticides or other chemicals. The flower is the picture below is a Tropaeolum Majus (The empress of India), I think. Not sure what they are called in other countries. Milkmaids? or Cuckooflower? Anyway they are popping up all the time in Denmark and people are using them to garnish a dish, and eat them too. If anyone can help me with the name, please leave a comment. Just click on no comment at the bottom of page and help with the name in other countries. In Denmark it is called a tallerkensmækker and tastes of pepper. It is good for garnishes on soups, main dishes and salads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloody Mary with Tallerkensmækker (Tropaeolum Majus)

serves 1 pers.

2 parts vodka

3 parts tomat juice

salt

4-6 drops Worcestershiresauce

3-5 drops of Tabasco, more if you dare

1 tsp. celery salt

2-3 flowers

To make the drink, mix vodka, tomat juice, salt, Worchestershire-sauce, Tabasco and celery salt and pour into a glass with ice cubes. Garnish with flowers.

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