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Blueberry Lavender Martini Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Blueberry Bonnet

I've been up to my knees in blueberries after discovering cartons of them on sale for next to nothing at the market. After a long afternoon of hard work, I found myself in need of an alcoholic refreshment — so very naturally, the berries found their way into my drink. Browsing through cocktail recipes, I was inspired by a libation, Le Midi, which combines the essence of lavender with blueberries. I reinterpreted that with berry sauce I'd just made, lavender-scented limoncello, and Cointreau liqueur.

The end result smelled sweet and tasted fruity-floral, with just a whiff of lavender that wasn't overwhelming. For the recipe, read on.

Blueberry Bonnet

Blueberry Bonnet

Blueberry Lavender Martini Recipe

Ingredients

Ice
1-1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce Loft lavender liqueur
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1-1/2 ounces blueberry sauce
Juice of 1 lime

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, lavender liqueur, Cointreau, blueberry sauce, and the juice of a lime with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, then strain into a martini glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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