Instructions In its most simple form, a lavender Champagne cocktails is just adding a splash of lavender simple syrup to a flute of champagne. If you want to get a little fancier, add a splash of St Germaine and some berries. And for an extra special touch, add a few sprigs of dried lavender to each glass.
Lavender Hot Chocolate
(Adapted from Kathy Gehrt's recipe in her book Discover Cooking with Lavender) Ingredients
Directions 1. Pour milk into a medium saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. 2. Whisk in chocolate chips until melted. 3. Return saucepan to medium heat and whisk in cocoa powder, lavender sugar, and salt until dissolved and blended. Add vanilla. 4. Pour into mugs and top with your favorite hot cocoa topping! Makes 3 servings
Lemon Lavender Bourbon Toddy (from The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley)
This will warm you up when you need it most!
6 c water
3 c sugar
1 tablespoon culinary lavender
4.5 c. fresh lemon juice
2 ¼ c bourbon
Cinnamon sticks (garnish)
Lemon slices (garnish)
Directions 1. In a large saucepan, mix the water, sugar, and lavender. Bring to a boil over high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Cover, remove from the heat and let steep for 5 minutes.Strain out the lavender and return the liquid to the saucepan.
2. Add the lemon juice and bourbon. Bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Serve in mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks or lemon slices.