Charleston Spice

Lavender Tropical Sunset

Charleston Spice - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2 1/2 Cups Water

1 Cup Sugar

1 Tbsp Lavender Flowers

1.5 oz Rum

3 oz Pineapple Juice

Drizzle of Grenadine

 

Make a Lavender simple syrup: heat 2 1/2 cups water and 1 cup of sugar over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add 1 Tbsp Lavender flowers and infuse for 20 minutes to 2 hours.

add .75 oz of lavender simple syrup, 1.5 oz rum and pineapple juice to a shaker filled with ice, Shake until well blended, strain into martini glass. Drizzle a little Grenadine on top and enjoy!

Substitutions:

Use 1/2 cup of lavender flower sugar to 1 cup of water when making simple syrup and omit the lavender flowers.

 

Lavender Lemonade

Charleston Spice - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A refreshing beverage, perfect for sitting on your porch. Enjoy as is, or add a little Vodka for an adult version!

1 Cup sugar

2 1/2 Cups water

1 Tbsp Lavender Flowers

1 Cup fresh Lemon Juice

2 1/2 Cups water

 

Lavender Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and 2 1/2 Cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in Lavender flowers. Steep Lavender flowers for 30 minutes or up to several hours. (the longer they steep, the stronger the lavender flavor) Strain and discard Lavender.

Add Lavender Simple Syrup to the lemon juice and remaining water. Serve with ice.

Substitutions:

Substitute 1 Cup of Lavender Flower Sugar and omit the Lavender flowers.

Variations:

Substitute Lime Juice or Orange Juice for the Lemon Juice.

For Blueberry Lavender Lemonade: Add 1 cup of blueberries to the water and sugar when making the simple syrup.


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