Maralyn and I meet with a small group of writers when she is visiting on Longboat Key, Florida. The last time we enjoyed lavender lemonade and shortbread cookies infused with fresh French lavender. We indulged and then posted the unique recipes on this website. I came up with this new drink for our next gathering in the island sun. Keep tasting to achieve desired results. Absolutely delicious, even before adding the vodka.
Lavender Lemon Drop
1 part lavender tea (add fresh lavender to your tea, steep and strain)
1/2-1 part sweetened lemon juice
1/2-1 part Absolute Citron
sugar for rim of glass
Moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass with lemon juice, then sugar.
Mix the juice, vodka and tea.
Pour into chilled glasses.
Garnish with a lemon wheel or sprigs of fresh lavender if desired.