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