Thursday, May 16, 2013

Strawberry Lavender Cocktail

Can't you just taste it already? These two amazing summery flavors combine to make a drink that deserves to be served on your patio at least once this season. (Or twice. Or more.)
We decided we wanted to really get the full flavor of fresh seasonal strawberries in this cocktail, so we pureed and then strained them, to get out all those pesky seeds. (A few seeds don't bother me, they are so itty bitty, but you do want to use as fine a strainer as you have.) This drink was also our first time using a lavender simple syrup, though certainly not our last. (I am drinking a lavender lemon cocktail as I type this!) This drink just gets me fired up for farmers' markets and the sweet smell of summer.

Strawberry Lavender Cocktail


Place strawberry puree in a glass. Add simple syrup and vodka and stir vigorously. Add lots of ice, and enjoy!

Note: We pureed 15 large strawberries which resulted in enough puree for at least 4 drinks. Puree in a food processor or blender to get it as smooth as possible. Use a very fine sieve to remove as many seeds as possible, pressing the puree through with a spatula.


11 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy---and I bet it would make a pretty good popsicle, too :)

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  2. This sounds fantastic! I was just thinking today that I wanted to make an herbal cocktail this weekend, thank you!!

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  3. This looks like a great Memorial Day drink! I can't wait to start making more summer cocktails.

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  4. This is the most delicious sounding cocktail recipe! They look totally gorgeous too!

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  5. This looks beautiful! AND delicious!

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  6. Dulcie, I love your cocktail series and great flavor combos. These look so fresh and delish!
    xoxo
    E

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