When it comes to cut flowers, finding the best way to keep them looking more like fresh flowers longer is essential. Delivery flowers are most often cut flowers which means you’ll want to do something as soon as possible to keep them fresh. The most popular way is to simply put them in water, however, water can only keep them fresh so long. Flowers need nutrients as well as some type of preservative to get the maximum “fresh life” out of them.
Using a different liquid such as Sprite or 7-up (not diet) to provide the flowers with sugars and other nutrients will help keep them fresher longer. Vodka and other clear spirits not only provide sugars (alcohol breaks down into sugar and water) but they also provide a certain level of preservation as well. To get the most out of your delivery flowers, the best solution is to get them drunk!