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Lavender Martini Recipe

Happy Hour: Lavender Martini

Much like hibiscus, lavender has become an increasingly popular ingredient at the table. I'll admit that when I first tried lavender in food, I wasn't crazy about it, as I'd always associated the flower's aroma with spa treatments.

Lavender first began to grow on me last November, when I tried Loft, a new line of flavored organic liqueurs and proclaimed the line's lavender infusion as my favorite. When a friend sent me a gift of lavender-and-thyme cookie mix for my birthday, I discovered I could appreciate those, too. I realized that, when used sparingly, lavender can lend an herbaceous, lemony quality to food that's floral, yet not overwhelmingly so.
My latest fixation is enjoying lavender infused in a sophisticated drink. If you're looking for something fresh yet simple,

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Lavender Martini

Lavender Martini

Lavender Martini

Ingredients

1 ounce Loft Lavender Liqueur
3 ounces vodka
Ice

Directions

  1. Combine vodka and lavender liqueur in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, strain and serve in a martini glass.

Makes 1 martini.

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aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Very interesting...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Very interesting...
Food Food 7 years
@spacebear -- that's how I used to feel! This one seems different to me, though; it's subtle and sweet.
imcs imcs 7 years
I love incorporating non-food items into food... I recently tried a cucumber martini - DELICIOUS; and a rose sorbet - so soft and sweet, it was the perfect end to a meal.
spacebear spacebear 7 years
i ordered a lavender martini once and couldnt drink it...it reminded me of soap.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I learned I like lavender syrup. The Dessert Truck (in NYC) stops in front of my office on most days and they had a dessert of fresh chopped figs, mascarpone and drizzle it all with a healthy dose of lavender syrup. I would eat a bucket of this mix if I could.
lily_xx lily_xx 7 years
I love lavender... I love martinis... Just not so sure about trying them together.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Intriguing.
Seka21 Seka21 7 years
Ill try it The other day i bought topaz flavoured vodka (small expensive salmon pink bottle about £25 for 500ml) and it was fantastic.. BUT these flavoured spirits have to be mixed. Straight the flavour is lost.. mized with juice or other vodka it works!
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