I love anything lavender. Reportedly, lavender has been known to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. I love the intoxicating fragrance of fresh or dried lavender for bath and beauty purposes and in teas, foods, and as a laundry freshener. The combination of lemon and lavender and the herbal St Germain elderflower liqueur is floral yet a little tangy and a little sweet. It reminds me of summer in Provence.
Lemon Lavender Martini
Published on February 7, 2020 | By surleplat |
- Prep Time
- 2 oz of lemon vodka or regular unflavored vodka
- 1 oz of lemon juice
- 2 TBS lavender simple syrup
- 1/2 oz of St Germain or other elderflower liqueur
- Lavender simple syrup:
- 1 cup of sugar
- 4 TBSP dried lavender
- 2 cups of water
- 2 TBSP honey
- Place a wet martini glass in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
- In a cocktail shaker, add vodka of your choice, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup and St Germain or any elderflower liqueur. Add about a cup of ice. Shake gently. Rim the chilled martini glass with sugar.
- Use a strainer or keep the top of the cocktail shaker on. Pour the drink into the chilled and sugar rimmed martini glass.
- Garnish with a thin slice of lemon and a sprinkle of dried lavender.
- To make the lavender simple syrup: Place 2 cups of water in a small pot. Add dried lavender. Bring to a boil. Add sugar, reduce heat and continue to simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add honey and let it steep for about 2 hours. Strain and place in an airtight jar. Can refrigerate for up to one month. Makes enough syrup for 8 drinks.
- Servings : 8 servings of bisque with 6-8 stuffed heads/person. Extra stuffed heads can be frozen.
- Cook Time : 120 Min