This holiday weekend, Tres planted our herb garden, complete with one of my favorites: lavender! While he was out golfing on Monday, I was relaxing outside on our balcony, enjoying a good book and the ambiance of our new spring garden. I decided all these herbs should be broken in, so I decided to make a cocktail. I often use lavender syrup for many of my concoctions, so I knew I wanted to start there. Luck also had it that Tres talked me into buying these fun little lavender soda waters at Fresh Market the day before, so I pulled out our copper mugs and made what only could be described as Lavender Mules!
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2 large lavender sprigs
Drinks (1 serving):
2 oz vodka
1 small lime - juiced
1 oz lavender syrup
Lavender soda water or Ginger beer
Lime wedges & lavender sprigs - for garnish
1. Make simple syrup. Bring sugar, water, and lavender springs to a complete boil. Take off heat to let steep and cool.
2. Fill a copper mug or highball glass with crushed ice. Add vodka, lime juice, lavender syrup and stir together. Top off with the lavender soda water to taste.
3. Garnish with limes and lavender.
CHEERS TO HAPPY DRINKING!!!