I was so caught up with my July 4th celebrating that I forgot to post my Thursday Night Cocktail. My apologies! Seeing as it's Friday, (Yay!) I think a Long Weekend Cocktail post is in order.
The recipe makes a 32 oz. pitcher, which is always a helpful time-saver when you are having a group of people over. If you have a couple of pitchers reader to go, you can spend more time mingling and less time bar tending.
Recipe via The Kitchn
1 cup blueberries, for ice cubes
2 cups vodka
3/4 cup blueberry lavender simple syrup* recipe below
4 ounces lime juice
Fresh lavender for garnish
Divide the cup of blueberries between two ice cube trays and fill with water. Freeze completely. OR spread them evenly on a sheet tray and freeze until solid.
In a glass pitcher combine the vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and club soda. Add ice cubes. Add remaining ice cubes to glasses. Pour the mixture over top and serve with a sprig of lavender.
Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup blueberries
4 lavender sprigs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried food-grade lavender buds)
Combine these three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 4 lavender sprigs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender) and keep on low heat for 10 minutes.
Strain pressing the blueberries to get all of their juice.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the holiday weekend!