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Lavender Martini

I could so go for one of these right now…

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lavender martini from post ranch inn

Friday Night Tequila Cocktails

I’m a cocktail girl.  Always have been, have a feeling I always will be.  For the most part, I’m all about tequila.
I’ll mix it up a little bit, but blanco on the rocks with a couple squeezes of lime is my jam.

Kind of like Lindsay and her Johnny Walker Black on the rocks.  Baller.

I like to mix it up sometimes though.  Sometimes.  Like when it’s Friday night and I’m not feeling like such a baller.

But, sadness spurns creativity, right?!  Tell me it’s so.  It must be so.
It inspired this phenomenal concoction that is all my own.  Look at me now!

ugh i need to replace my broken camera

Recipe is as follows:
1 1/2 oz tequila (good tequila. obvs. i prefer blanco. corazon blanco is delish.)
1/2 freshly squeeze navel orange
splash of soda water
serve over ice
enjoy

Hope you like this as much as we do… that’s how good it is.  Getting ready to go out an I’m still blogging about it.

And this is what we’re listening to.  The blog’s pretty great too.

Lavender Simple Syrup and Martinis

Lavender is one of my favorite aromatic herbs.  There are 39 different species and it is part of the mint family (perhaps that’s why lavender and mint compliment each other so flawlessly?).  I’m thinking lavender mint chocolate somethingorother (lavender mint flourless chocolate cake?) should be my next baking project.

Simple syrup is so easy to make.  1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water, boil for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and voila – your simple syrup ready to go.  I infused mine with 1 tbsp of lavender from the stash I dried a few weeks ago.  You can infuse simple syrup with almost anything, just be sure to strain it before placing it in a storage jar.  I recently made a simple syrup with white peaches… that was delicious.  Simple syrups are a perfect refresher for sparkling water (add 1 tbsp for about every cup) and can also be used in cocktails, which is exactly what I did!

Lavender Martinis:

1 tbsp lavender simple syrup

2 oz vodka

6 oz sparkling water

Pour over ice and enjoy, or if you want to be extra classy, shake it up in a martini shaker with a bit of ice, pour into a martini glass, and drink it in style.