Trail-to-Tasting | Foraged Cocktail Mini Series

Discover the natural goodness in your own backyard through this video-series foraging for wild edibles and creating easy to make cocktails!

Have you ever seen those AMAZINGLY styled specialty cocktails and wondered if you could “actually” eat the flower garnish? Well, you can! During my Trail-to-Tasting mini-series, learn more about foraging for wild edibles that can be found all over – from your own small, urban garden, to roadsides, to natural hiking trails! We’ll learn about foraging etiquette, how plant and wildlife (especially pollinators) are interconnected, and how to create unique, handcrafted cocktails – perfect for a summer evening spent relaxing!

These videos will be published on Thursdays, at 5pm (happy Thirsty Thursday & Happy hour everyone)! Register below for access to the FREE video as it is published.

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Enjoy a sneak-peek of the cocktail schedule below. Cocktails, their ingredients, and the special flower & plant used will be revealed each Thursday as the video is released.

Don’t miss out – Join me on August 28th at 6:30pm for an in-person culminating event (scroll down for more info and to register).

#1, Chicory Collins – Thursday, July 23rd

This Gin cocktail is made with beautiful, uniquely colored flowers that were turned into a simple syrup, although the syrup is much darker in color. Strained over ice with a splash of soda and lemon juice, then garnished with vibrant flowers, it’s a perfect summer drink! Stay tuned for next week’s cocktail!

#2, Wineberry Bellini- Thursday, July 30th

Bubbly, sparkly – this drink is a great for a girl’s night or a Sunday Brunch with the fam. Simply muddle the foraged berries (filled with Vitamin C, E, immune boosting enzymes, antioxidants and other compounds that help to remove toxins from the body) and top with champagne! Stay tuned for next week’s cocktail.

Mystery Cocktail #3 – Thursday, August 6th

This may not be a cocktail in the traditional sense (another spoiler!), but learn to create this unique, tree-based liqueur. Any guesses as to what it might be? All will be revealed on Aug. 6th!

Mystery Cocktail#4 – Thursday, August 13th

Sip this cocktail-for-the-birds under the forest canopy with a summer breeze passing by. Bring the woods to your glass and relax on a hot day with this frozen vodka lemonade cocktail (oooh – you got a mini spoiler)! Any guesses as to what it might be? All will be revealed on Aug. 13th.

Mystery Cocktail #4 – Thursday, August 20th

Add a zing to your Thursday happy hour with this cheerful and zesty cocktail! This drink, sweetened with the flower’s syrup and garnished with the joyful garden flowers, is the perfect addition to your next fiesta! Any guesses as to what it might be? All will be revealed on Aug. 20th.

Mystery Cocktail #3 – Thursday, August 27th

This last cocktail on our list features a plant can be commonly found in gardens, but this drink isn’t any less special! We’ll explore the more “wild” varieties for this frozen, chilling cocktail. Any guesses as to what it might be? All will be revealed on Aug. 27th.

… I’m noticing that now that I can start identifying edible flowers/berries, I now notice they’re all around me…

Anna S.

Did you love this mini-series? Want more hands-on experience with foraging and creating specialty, handcrafted cocktails?

Join me on August 28th as the culmination to this series with an in-person Trails-to-Tasting event! Each participant will be guided around the trails and learn more about wild edibles, how to use various plant parts in cocktails, and how to harvest with proper foraging etiquette. Each participant will get to make their own cocktail and taste a variety of others as well as receive their own “Wild-Edibles” seed packet!

Admission is $30/per person. Registration for this event will open shortly. Space is limited to ensure proper social-distancing.

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