Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Using Flowers in Cocktails presented by ProGiftNet.com

Mixed Pink Roses Bouquet
Here are ProGiftNet.com we love flowers. However, many of us only think of flowers in their traditional sense, and sometimes forget that flowers can be presented in a lot more ways than we think...they don't always have to be in a a vase, or a hand-tied bouquet, and instead, can sometimes appear in unexpected ways. Today, we're going to show you some delicious ideas for flowers, specifically - flowers in cocktails. Here you will find some of our favorite recipes, along with beautiful arrangements to match each cocktail.

The first cocktail we are going to show you is the Rose Martini, created by Jacinta Moore. For a little inspiration, how about sending that special someone the stunning Mixed Pink Roses Bouquet from ProGiftNet.com.
Rose Martini
The ingredients needed are the following:

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 oz. white crème de cacao
1/4 oz. rosewater
small pieces of Turkish delight or rose petals to garnish
1 drop rose food color

How to make it:
Fill half of a cocktail shaker with ice!
Purple Elegance Arrangement
Add your liquids! Shake! Pour! Garnish! Drink!

Next up, the delightful Water Lily Cocktail, presented by Saveur. With beautiful purple touches, it is hard to resist. When thinking of Purple Touches, here at ProGiftNet.com we can't help to think of the Purple Elegance Arrangement, which is the perfect gift for any occasion.

Water Lily
To create the Water Lily Cocktail, you will need the following ingredients:

3⁄4 oz. triple sec
3⁄4 oz. crème de violette
3⁄4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3⁄4 oz. gin
Strip of orange zest, for garnish

How to make it:
Combine triple sec, crème de violette, lemon juice, and gin into a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a coupe. Garnish with orange zest.

Lastly, nothing screams summer like lemonade. How about making is a little more interesting by creating a delicious Rosewater Lemonade with beautiful roses as garnish, such as this one by Deco Tartelette. To go along with the delicious drink, how about sending your friends and family the beautiful Pink Surprise Bouquet. They can later dry out some of the flowers to use for the drink!
Pink Surprise Bouquet

The ingredients needed are the following:
5-7 organic lemons, juiced (about 1 cup)
3 tablespoons organic maple syrup at room temperature
1 tablespoon homemade rose water (you can also purchase organic, edible rose water at most grocery stores)
Filtered water
2 ounces of vodka per cocktail
2 tablespoons organic, dried rose petals for garnish
Rosewater Lemonade

How to make it:
Place lemon juice, maple syrup, and rose water in an extra large ball jar or pitcher. Stir. Slowly add 1/2 cup water until you find the combination you enjoy. Store in the fridge.
To make the cocktail, simply place 1 cup of the rose water lemonade in a glass. Add 2 ounces of vodka. Serve over ice. Garnish with organic, dried rose petals.

If you would like more information on these cocktails, make sure to click on the link, which can be found in the name of each cocktail, and it will take you straight to the full recipe. We hope you have enjoyed learning about this innovative use for flowers, and hopefully it will provide you with some inspiration of your own to try out these recipes. Here at ProGiftNet.com we are involved with all aspects of flowers, and we love sharing this with you. Remember, whether you need to send flowers down the street or halway around the world, ProGiftNet.com is here to help you. Pick one of the beautiful arrangement on our site, or contact us to create a custom-made arrangement - anything is possible! Place your order at ProGiftNet.com today!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Send Flowers to Italy with ProGiftNet.com!

Gerbera Spring Bouquet
We've been on a little bit of an online hiatus here at ProGiftNet.com, but we're finally back to continue our tour of countries. We enjoy showing you all the options that exist for flower delivery, and always like to remind you that here at ProGiftNet.com we can send flowers all around the world. Today, we would like to take you through flower delivery to the beautiful country of Italy, which is definitely one of our favorites. The largest cities in Italy are Rome, Milan and Naples, each as beautiful and diverse as can be, yet full of a long history that adds to its charm.

Sending flowers to Rome has never been easier. Rome is the capital of Italy, and is "a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire."1 Do you have loved ones whom you need to send flowers to in Rome? How about sending them the Gerbera Spring Bouquet? The Gerbera Spring Bouquet is the perfect gift for any occasion. A light and airy bouquet, which reminds us here at ProGiftNet.com of beautiful spring days. The bouquet combines orange Gerbera daisies, cream colored roses, and purple lisianthus, all set against beautiful green foliage in a glass vase. Sure to be loved by all!
Red Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet

Next in our tour of Italy is the city of Milan, which is the second largest city in Italy. Need to send flowers to Milan? ProGiftNet.com can help. Milan, "a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end dining and shopping."2 To keep with the chic tone of the city, how about sending your friend and family the Red Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet? The Red Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet from ProGiftNet.com displays classic red roses that create a striking contrast against the elegance of white calla lilies. These tones are accented with an assortment of lush greens to form an impressive flower bouquet. This exquisite flower arrangement will enrich each moment of their day with its declaration of your love, making it the perfect gift for an anniversary, birthday or as a romantic gesture.

Naples is the last city on today's tour. Naples is "a big city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples near Mt. Vesuvius. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C.E., it has centuries of important art and architecture. Naples is also renowned for its distinctive style of thin-crust pizza."3 If you have friends or family in Naples, now is the perfect time to let them know you are thinking about them. Whether it's a special occasion, or just because, ProGiftNet.com can help you delivery the perfect arrangement. How about sending your loved ones the Pink Beauty Bouquet? The stunning Pink Beauty Bouquet, by ProGiftNet.com, is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. This beautiful arrangement combines pink roses and pink Stargazer lilies, set against lush green foliage. The perfect arrangement for any occasion!
Pink Beauty Bouquet

We hope you have enjoyed the small tour of Italy. Although we mention the three largest cities, ProGiftNet.com can help you send flowers to any city in Italy. Remember, whether it's down the street, or halfway around the world, ProGiftNet.com is here to help you with all of your flower deliveries and gifting needs. If you don't find what you are looking for, or would like to create a custom made arrangement, don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to work with you to create the perfect arrangement or gift to meet your needs. Place your order at ProGiftNet.com today!

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