Did you know that marigolds are edible flowers? Not just edible but delicious, with a zesty, citrus-like flavor. Since marigolds are the most common flower associated with Day of the Dead celebrations, it was the perfect flavor inspiration for our cocktail, the Marigold Muerte.
This drink is incredibly smooth and tasty, so drink with caution. The citrus flavors from the marigolds pair perfectly with the Limoncello and crisp, light, Vinho Verde that has notes of lime. It doesn't taste nearly as strong as it actually is, so be warned; there's a reason I named this drink the Marigold Muerte (Marigold Death)!
Take equal parts water and sugar, and heat together with clean, organic marigold petals in a small saucepan. Stir constantly and heat until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the marigold petals steep for 24 hours. Remove petals and store the marigold-infused syrup in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Put ice in a highball glass. Add the simple syrup and Limoncello.
Fill to the top with Vinho Verde. Stir gently and serve.
If you do not have marigolds growing in your garden purchase these edible flowers online.