Blueberry Lavender Cocktail

Blueberry Lavender Cocktail

Recipe by Taylor McBride, “Perpetually Hungry” Blog

The calming, soothing powers of lavender mix with the delicious burst of little blue dynamos for a deliciously refreshing blueberry lavender cocktail perfect for a relaxing night in with loved ones.

Ingredients

Lavender Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender

Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lavender syrup
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Splash of soda water

Preparation

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and immediately turn down to a simmer.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved and the syrup has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool; strain.
  4. Simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator, for about a week.

Cocktail Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle frozen blueberries to release their juices.
  2. Add vodka, lavender simple syrup, and elderflower liqueur; muddle mixture. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Pour the cocktail (with the ice and muddled blueberries) into a cocktail glass and top with soda water.

Notes

Make this batch of simple syrup to have on hand for iced coffee or tea or your next cocktail party; it should keep for 2 to 3 weeks in your refrigerator.