Monday, April 24, 2017 • Recipes
April showers bring May flowers, and with Spring in full swing, we rediscovered our annual craving for a glass of fresh lemonade. In celebration of the growth of colorful wildflowers as far as the eye can see, we concocted a delicious, adult spin on the age-old classic, giving lemonade a boozy, lavender twist.
For the Lavender Simple Syrup (makes about 1 cup):
1 C. Water
1 C. Sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. Edible Lavender Buds
For the Boozy Lavender Lemonade (makes 1 glass):
1-2 oz. (2-4 Tbsp.) Vodka
8 oz. (1 C.) Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
2 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup
Splash of Champagne
2 Lemon Wedges
Additional Lavender Buds
Optional: Pink Himalayan Salt on the rim
1. To make the Lavender Simple Syrup, bring water to a boil in a small saucepan and add the sugar and Lavender Buds. Simmer and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then strain out the lavender buds and keep syrup in an airtight container.
2. Prep your cup by rubbing a lemon wedge along the rim of a tall glass. Optionally, dip the rim of the glass into the Pink Himalayan Salt before squeezing the lemon wedge in.
3. Combine the vodka, lemonade, Lavender Simple Syrup, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Squeeze the juice from the same lemon wedge you used to rim the glass, into the glass, and shake. Pour into your glass and add a splash of Champagne on top. Garnish with second lemon wedge and additional lavender buds, and enjoy!
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