- Combine water or club soda and flowers in a small pitcher or 1-quart jar. Cover and chill water up to 2 days or club soda up to 3 hours.
From the Test Kitchen
Use flowers that are not treated with pesticides.
Marigold-Infused Vodka or Gin:
Prepare as above, except substitute 1 bottle vodka or gin for the water and use only marigolds. Let stand, covered, at room temperature up to 2 days. Strain the vodka or gin before serving, discarding marigolds.
Marigold Vodka or Gin Cocktail:
For each drink, combine equal parts Marigold-Infused Vodka or Gin and Lillet. Serve over ice and add a splash of chilled club soda. Garnish with small marigolds, if desired.