It's April which means that springtime is officially here which means that it's time to start drinking and dreaming (see what I did there?) outside. Terraces, rooftops, patios, random stoops....there is nothing like a cold, delicious cocktail in warm weather. Something that I can't wait to try? Lavender vodka lemonade.
Lavender Vodka Lemonade
Pitcher (makes four glasses depending on your pour):
3/4 cups vodka
3/4 cups lillet blanc
1/2 cup lavender syrup
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chilled soda water
1. Add equal parts sugar and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Add fresh organic lavender to taste (or 1/2 cup dried food grade lavender for every 4 cups water/4 cups sugar).
3. Boil for one minute over medium/high heat.
4. Remove from heat and let steep for an hour.
Voila. My new go-to summer cocktail.