libations | lavender martini

After my post last week, I received countless requests to share my recipe for a lavender martini. It's easy to make and absolutely delicious. The recipe is above, but I suggest stirring rather than shaking, to keep the ingredients from getting watered down. If stirring, just keep everything well-chilled before mixing. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can use the lavender-infused simple syrup more generously. I like to taste the flavor of the vodka in my martinis, especially when using a smooth, premium vodka, so I stick with the one tablespoon of simple syrup-- just enough lavender to give that perfect flavor, but not too sweet.

This is the quintessential drink to share with good friends in the summertime, especially paired with cheese or small plates, truly a modern take on the classic cocktail!

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