Saturday, March 24, 2012

Time for a Drink: Lavender Vodka Lemonade!



... I'm hosting a dinner party next week.... something simple, but now that the weather is warmer I thought the perfect signature drink to greet my friends would be a tasty lavender vodka lemonade.... perfect drink to welcome spring, don't you think?

* for a alcohol free lavender drink go {here}.

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

Glass:
* 1.5oz Vodka
* 1.5oz Lillet Blanc
* 1oz Lavender Syrup (recipe below)
* 1oz Lemon Juice
* 2oz Chilled Soda Water
* French Lavender Flower for Garnish

Pitcher (makes 4 glasses):
* 3/4 Cups Vodka
* 3/4 Cups Lillet Blanc
* 1/2 Cup Lavender Syrup
* 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
* 1/4 Cup Chilled Soda Water for each glass
* French Lavender Flower for Garnish

Preparation:
1. Mix first four ingredients with spoon.
2. Pour over ice,
3. Add chilled soda water and
4. Garnish with lavender flower (or lemon wedges if you can’t find fresh organic lavender).


Lavender Syrup:
1. Add equal parts sugar and water to a medium saucepan and bring to boil.
2. Add fresh organic French lavender to taste (or 1/2 cup dried food grade lavender for every 4 cups water/4 cups sugar)
3. Boil for one minute over medium/high heat.
4. Remove from heat and let steep for an hour.

{Images 1,2 and recipe}

15 comments:

dustjacket said...

Mmm wish I were coming..drink sounds fab.

thanks so much for the link-back,
xxx

kat @ dot dot dash said...

ooo, that sounds quite heavenly, so perfect for this london spring weather we're having.
Thanks for the share!
x kat

The slow pace said...

Very nice idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lumo said...

We still have snow here in Finland, but this is a great inspiration for my spring party! I love both lavendel and lemons.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Sounds AMAZING!!!!!

Lucy said...

I am so going to serve this at a party this summer! Gorgeous.

Charity said...

I loooove lavender...can't wait to try this recipe!

http://atallshipandastar.blogspot.com

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Cheers!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh wow Sasha, this sound yummy! I love Strawberry vodka lemonade!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Looks delicious and beautiful! How could anyone go wrong with a pretty pink drink! ;) xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

It does indeed sound like a delightful cocktail on the patio.

inHomewares said...

Sounds delicious may try it this coming weekend!

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Erika @ Interior Exposure said...

This looks sooo good!! Can't wait to make it!
Erika

Cheryl said...

Looks refreshingly fantastic!!! I love lavender. I will have to try:)

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