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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


There are some ingredients that pretty much ensure I will try a recipe - lavender is very high on that list!! 
I was really excited to make this cocktail for a recent dinner party, unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. It was unanimously agreed that watermelon should be sliced and eaten and lavender is best saved for another recipe.


1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon culinary lavender buds
4 cups cubed fresh watermelon
4 ounces of vodka
ice cubes

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, lavender and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium heat, cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, 1 minute.
Cool simple syrup to room temperature, strain out and discard buds. In a blender, process melon until smooth. Strain, reserve juice in a large pitcher, discard pulp. Add syrup, alcohol and ice, stir. Strain into 4 glasses.

Recipe adapted from Self, June 2012

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