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Lavender Martini

We enjoy entertaining and coming up with fun cocktails to pair with our favorite summer dishes. This Lavender Martini is one of those cocktails.  At first I was hesitant .. it was so delicious and our guests loved it!

lavender martini

Well-known for its calming qualities and intoxicating scent, and beyond bath and beauty products, candles, and sachets, lavender has a side hustle –  Infused lavender is the secret ingredient to summery cocktails! Word of caution though, a little bit goes a long way.  Too much results in an unpleasant, soapy taste.

lavender martini

I love a good glass of  crisp Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or sipping a full-bodied red while cooking dinner, dancing music on of course. Entertaining is my jam and my husband and I like to come up with fun cocktails to pair with our meals for our friends to try.  This Lavender Martini is one of those cocktails .. let’s talk about it.

lavender martini

Culinary lavender is something I’ve been wanting to cook with for a while so over the past couple weeks I’ve been doing a little experimenting.  You can use infused lavender in lattes, galettes, and lemonade or sprinkle the buds over baked goods for just a touch of lavender flavor.

How to make a Lavender Martini

 Lavender Syrup:

You are supposed to use equal parts water/sugar to make your syrup. We used about 2/3 cup water, 1/2 local, organic honey plus about 2 tablespoons fresh, pesticide-free lavender blossoms.  It’s a good idea to do a trial run with this cocktail because you may want to adjust the syrup sweetness and lavender to suit to your taste.

Add water and fresh or dried lavender to a small pot. When the water begins to bowl, turn off the heat and add your honey. Allow this mixture to sit for at least an hour.  I will sometimes refrigerate mine and allow to infuse for a couple of days.  Strain the liquid removing the buds and refrigerate for up to 7 days.

lavender martini

You will need the following ingredients to make one Lavender Martini:

  • 1 ounce of a high gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime or lemon juice if that’s all you have (a combination of both is okay too)
  • 1/4 ounce or less infused lavender syrup (adjust flavor to taste)
  • 1/4 ounce vermouth

Begin first by putting your glasses in the freezer (you will want to serve this cocktail chilled).  In a cocktail shaker, add ice along with the gin, lime juice, vermouth, and lavender infusion.  Give your everything a good shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.

lavender martini

Make sure to try our Peach Lavender Galette!

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- Leslie

- Leslie

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