Lemon Lavender Martini

A sophisticated, quintessential cocktail gets a fresh and fragrant new taste.


4 ounces (1/2 cup) vodka
2 ounces (1/4 cup) Lavender Syrup
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes


Pour vodka, lavender syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker.

Add ice cubes and shakes for 15 seconds.

Strain into two chilled martini glasses.

Garnish each glass with a fresh sprig of lavender.

 

LAVENDER SYRUP 

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers

DIRECTIONS

Combine water, sugar and lavender in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over gentle heat.

Remove pan from stove and let mixture steep for 5 to 10 minutes.  Strain out flowers and chill the syrup until you are ready to use it.

 

 

 

Recipe by Kathy Gehrt, author of 'Discover Cooking with Lavender' 

 

 
 

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