Wednesday, August 17, 2011
In Love with Lavender--- Lavender Simple Syrup
While I may adore the medicinal purposes of lavender, and find that it looks (and smells) beautiful hanging in the powder room, the whole purpose of my growing it was...well...more illicit. You see, I had fallen in love with a particular martini from one of my favorite clubs. Their Grape Lemonade Lavendar Martini made my mouth water thinking about it, and it's something I've wanted to reproduce at home. Realizing that all it took was the addition of a Lavender simple syrup to my already-favorite martini inspired me to grow, then manufacture my own.
In order to make lavender simple syrup, boil 4-5 Tablespoons of fresh lavender blossoms with 2 cups of water.
Add 2 cups of sugar, cooking until it dissolved thoroughly.
Oprah likes the Lavender Lemonade! It also was a fantastic addition to my green tea.