Drinks in Plants: Good Idea, or Showmanship Gone Too Far?

How preee-tty!
How preee-tty! Photo: Courtesy Artesian Bar

The downright flowery drink pictured here debuted today at London’s Artesian Bar. It’s being served for the next two weeks in honor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which begins tomorrow. Called the Feed Me Seymour Best in Show, it’s the creation of bartender (and newly announced Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year finalist) Alex Kratena, and is made from jasmine-infused dry sherry, Japanese plum and shochu liqueur, mandarin bitters, orange flower water, and simple syrup. Oh and did we mention that cup that it’s in? It’s a “carniverous cousin to the Venus Flytrap.” We’d advise drinking it with a straw. [Food Arts]