Lavender Lemon Drop

Courtesy of Alice Gaber, mixologist at Firefly, Washington, DC

  • 1 ½ oz. citrus vodka (Gaber uses Ketel One Citroen)
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. lavender and honey syrup (*see Note)
  • Powdered sugar and lemon wedge, to rim glass
  • Lavender flowers, as garnish (may use a lemon twist if they are not in season)
  • *For the syrup:
  • ¼ cup dried lavender petals (Order from, or substitute with fresh in season, which will require a greater amount)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water

Wet the outside rim of a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon wedge, and then coat the outside of the glass with powdered sugar. Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into prepared glass, and garnish with lavender flowers or a lemon twist.

Simmer all together for 20 minutes on low heat, stirring often. Strain out the lavender petals and cool. Store in a container with a tightly fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

Published on July 7, 2010
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