18 September 2012

Lavender Lemonade

I stole the basic idea for this cocktail from Root Down in downtown Denver.  Like everything else I had that night, it seemed like a good idea that was executed in a rather bland fashion, and I suspected I could do it better at home.  And of course, I'm using my own lemon-infused vodka, which helps give it a little more oompf.

Lavender Lemonade

Serves 1

1 oz. lemon vodka
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Four sprigs fresh lavender
4 mint leaves

Muddle the lavender and mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.  Add remaining ingredients and plenty of ice; shake vigorously and strain into a glass over fresh ice.