Monday, May 5, 2014

Bartender: Lavender Honey Simple Syrup



For as long as I can remember, I have had a mild obsession with lavender.  From the color to the scent, I can't seem to get enough of it.  Recently, I had an amazing lavender infused cocktail at a local bar in Atlanta and have been dying to recreate it.  I started with a lavender honey simple syrup.  It is seriously delicious! It may be frowned upon, but I'm pretty sure I could just drink this stuff out of a glass.

Ingredients:
  • Dried edible lavender (1 tbsp)
  • Honey (1 tbsp)
  • Granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Cold water (1/2 cup)

Directions:
In a small pot, bring lavender, sugar and water to a boil.  Lower temperature to a simmer and stir until sugar has completely dissolved.  Stir in honey.  Place in sealed container and chill in refrigerator until you are ready to use - this syrup should keep in the fridge for about a week.

To recreate the cocktail I recently had, I mixed the lavender honey syrup with champagne, fresh lemon juice and a bit of gin.  Delicious! I think this drink is perfect for a spring or summer get-together.  

Do you have any favorite lavender drink or food recipes?  I'd love to hear them!

Love, 
Aly









3 comments:

  1. We've heard of lavendar infused teas, but never coacktails!! Just the idea of it is enough to make us dribble!! We've got a lavendar perfum we're currently obsessed with, so we'll give anyhting lavendar a go!!

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  2. I recently just bought a mason jar but I have no idea what to put inside. Your idea looks so cute and I really want to try it!

    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You should do the post too, it's a great way to get to know more blogger friends :)

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    xx
    Grace

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    1. Hi Grace!

      That is so so sweet of you! Thank you! :)

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