Touch Of Venus Cocktail Recipe

      Touch of Venus

      For the lavender crystals:

      1/4 cup dried lavender

      1/2 cup sugar

      For the cocktail:

      juice of 1 lemon

      1/4 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