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These Hotel Bars are Letting Us Drink In Spring, Literally

March 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM | by | ()

There's no more telling sign of spring than colorful flowers popping up everywhere. But instead of stopping to smell the flowers, our inner alcoholics recommend celebrating spring with a flowery alcoholic concoction. Fortunately, hotels are always at the ready to indulge our latest boozy craving by putting blooms in their cocktails with fragrant and tasty results.

If you want a taste of spring, visit these two bars for flower-infused tipples.

· U.S. Grant
For its spring concoctions, the Grant Grill will mix up cocktails using flowers grown on the hotel's rooftop garden. Pick your favorite flower: the Libation Lilac uses lilac-infused Tanqueray Sterling vodka, Parfait Amour, fresh-pressed lime, lavender bitters and fresh egg whites, and the Wildflower Whiskey features cornflower-infused white oak whiskey, muddled cornflowers, Dandelion & Burdock Bitters and fresh-pressed Meyer lemon. The cocktails will be served starting April 15 with a special $6 Tax Day price. Otherwise, they'll cost $12.

· Beverly Hills Hotel
Flower cocktails have bloomed at Bar NINETEEN12. Sip on a Jasmine Bellini, which is mixed with peach puree, jasmine syrup, jasmine tea and champagne; a Smashing Rose, which comes with bourbon, lemon juice, rose syrup, orange bitters and bubbly; or an Elderflower Mojito, with rum, elderflower liquor, elderflower syrup, mint, lime juice and soda. The drinks go for $16 apiece.

[Photo: Grant Grill]

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