Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lavender Blossom Martini

Lavender Blossom Martini
As shared from the kitchen of Once Upon a Plate by Mari
Cocktail Shaker
Vodka; preferably "Rain Organic" Lavender Lemonade Vodka
St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
Lavender Flower Syrup (if not available substitute Lavender Simple Syrup, recipe below)
Lavender sprigs (optional)
For one drink:
1 1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Elderberry Liqueur
1/2 ounce Lavender Syrup
Lavender sprig for garnish
Method: Place all ingredient (except lavender sprig) in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, pour into martini glass, garnish with lavender sprig and enjoy.
Lavender Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms (organic, culinary lavender only.)
1/2 cup sugar (If you like a sweeter syrup, add more ~ up to a cup of sugar)
1 cup water
In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water, bring to a boil, stir to dissolve sugar. Add lavender to pan and remove from heat; allow to cool to room temperature then strain lavender blossoms from the syrup.
Store strained syrup in a glass or ceramic container, cover and refrigerate for up to 7 days.

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