Fragrant and feminine, this lavender-infused cocktail recipe works its subtle wiles to deliver a light, refreshing and ultimately soothing elixir few can resist.
This floral martini is offers a distinct yet delicate flavor that awakens springtime from its deep slumber whether it is January or June. Ideal for showers or garden parties, my blooming beverage is sure to inspire peace and tranquility in all who indulge in it.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon food grade lavender, plus more for garnish
4 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon lime juice
To make lavender simple syrup, bring equal parts sugar and water to a gentle boil. Stir mixture until sugar has completely dissolved and add lavender sprigs. Continue stirring for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and strain into a nonreactive container. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
For cocktail combine vodka, lavender syrup, and lime juice in shaker and strain into a glass. For a spritzer strain over ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a few sprigs of lavender.