Touch of Venus
For the lavender crystals:
¼ cup dried lavender
½ cup sugar
For the cocktail:
juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup lavender crystals
1 teaspoon rose syrup
2 ounces lemon juice
2 ounces simple syrup
18 ounces soda water
2 sprigs fresh lavender for garnish
2 ounces vodka
1. Make the lavender crystals by placing the lavender and sugar? in a food processor and
processing until fully combined, about 1 minute. This can be prepared in advance and
stored, in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 weeks.
2. Prepare the drink by pouring the lemon juice onto a small plate and spreading the lavender
crystals on a second small plate. Dip the rim of a 12-ounce glass into the lemon juice, then
dip it into the lavender crystals to lightly coat. Repeat with a second 12-ounce glass.
3. Pour 1 teaspoon of the rose syrup and 1 ounce each of juice, vodka and simple syrup
into each prepared glass. Add ice and enough soda water to fill each glass. Garnish with
lavender sprigs and serve.
Makes 2 cocktails