Ah, Sunflower!

Ah, Sunflower!

This cocktail — essentially a tequila sour softened by elderflower liqueur and gilded with a garnish of flower petals and toasted sunflower seeds (which add a surprising crunch) — aspires to capture some of the unambiguous cheerfulness most of us associate with sunflowers and serve it in a glass. It’s named for William Blake’s decidedly ambiguous poem, “Ah! Sunflower.”
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Shake tequila, elderflower liqueur, lime juice and egg white with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Add bitters. Garnish with seeds and flowers.