Friday, February 5, 2016

Lavender Cocktail Anyone?

 

A Lavender Cocktail Anyone?

 

Pelindaba Lavender Farm - Lavender for Valentine's Day
It's quite possible that you have recently seen lavender as an ingredient on the cocktail menus of some of the more adventurous watering holes.

Perhaps a Lavender Cosmo or a Lavender Martini? With Valentine's Day right around the corner, why not create your own lavender cocktail to share with your special someone?

To introduce the flavor of lavender to your favorite cocktail all you need is water, sugar and Organic Culinary Lavender. With these 3 ingredients you'll make a lavender simple syrup that can mixed with whatever your palette likes. Time to experiment!

Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup water
3 tsp Organic Culinary Lavender (add more if you prefer a stronger flavor)
2 cups sugar

Preparation:
Bring water and lavender to boil. Stir in sugar until fully dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain out the lavender and store refrigerated for 1 week.

It's worth noting that Lavender Simple Syrup is not naturally purple or lavender in color. A food dye is always used to create a lavender colored cocktail.