My first thought was gin would be a good complement and created a recipe I am calling Lavender Mist after today's foggy weather here in GR. However, the hubby is not a gin drinker, so I thought, "how about a Lavender Old Fashioned?" I'll save the Mist for another post. ;-)
It is simply delish! 1/2 oz lavendar syrup, 2 oz bourbon poured over a ice sphere, add a clementine and Luxardo cherry for garnish.
Lavender syrup is made by heating 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 2 tablespons dried lavender until sugar is dissolved. Let steep for 15 minutes and strain into a container. Makes about 12 ounces. If you are in GR, you can pick lavender up at the Downtown Market.
To mix the bourbon and syrup together, I used one of my new-to-me cobalt blue glass stirrers bought on Etsy through a vintage shop. Can't seem to find glass ones anywhere else, and I have been searching!!
Great drink for a cool and foggy night by the fire before pizza and movie with the kiddos!
Let me know how you like it.