Here’s another one from Goodbite, folks!
-1 cup of milk (preferably 1 or 2 percent)
-1 tsp. of dried lavender buds
-1 shot of espresso or ¼ cup of strong, cold coffee
-about 4 Tbsp. of chocolate syrup (varies upon taste)
-whipped cream (optional)
Heat the milk and lavender in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a slight boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let the lavender steep and the mixture cool for about 10 minutes. Strain and discard the lavender. Fill a 20 oz. glass about half way with ice and add either a shot of espresso or ¼-1/2 cup of strongly-brewed, cold coffee. Add the chocolate syrup and the lavender milk and mix well. Add a splash or two more of milk if desired and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of lavender.
Honey Lavender Lemonade (makes a full pitcher)
-2 cups of lemon juice (roughly 12 lemons)
-4 cups of cold water
-honey-lavender simple syrup (see recipe below)
-sprig of lavender
-slice of lemon
Honey-Lavender Simple Syrup:
-1 ½ cups of honey
-1 cup of water
-2 Tbsp. of lavender buds
Combine the honey, water and lavender in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring well. Make sure the honey is dissolved, and then reduce the heat to a simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let syrup steep and cool for about 10 minutes. Strain and discard the lavender. Pour the lemon juice, water and simple syrup into a large pitcher and stir. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and/or a lemon slice.
Lavender Lemondrop Martini (makes one cocktail)
-2 oz. of Absolut Citron (or your favorite citrus vodka)
-1 oz. of lavender simple syrup (see recipe below)
-splash of tonic
-twist of lemon
-lavender sprig (optional)
*you can also substitute limoncello for the vodka*
Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe:
-1/2 cup of granulated sugar
-1/2 cup of water
-1 ½ tsp. of dried lavender buds
Combine the sugar, lavender and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring well, until sugar is dissolved. Reduce to a simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let syrup steep and cool for about 10 minutes. Strain and discard the lavender.
Combine the vodka and syrup with ice in a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into glass, top with a splash of tonic and garnish with a lavender sprig and/or a twist of lemon.