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Type

Garnishes

Description

Generic for a fresh flower garnish, most often seen floating on the surfaces of tropical punch drinks. The flower is intended not only to impart beauty, but scent as well, and such drinks are best sipped nose-up-to-flower instead of through a straw. The Vanda Orchid is the variety traditionally used in Hawaiian leis. The gardenia is notable in the Scorpion.

Availability

Limited availability. Rarely exported. Regional.

Substitute

other garnish, other flower variety

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