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Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Sunday Afternoon"

So, the other Sunday I was in the mood for a nice relaxing concoction. It was about 85F outside, and it made for a perfectly lazy afternoon.

I was looking for something lavendery (lavender rules at our house!). So I got a couple of interesting lavender martini recipes off the internet, but as my luck goes, I hardly had any of the needed ingredients. My darling husband stepped up to the plate, and together we've created a superb little wonder, which we called "Sunday Afternoon". We used:

  • 1 1/4 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/4 oz lavender vodka (infused at home, recipe below)
  • 8 oz black currant juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice (I found it to be a little "lime-heavy" for my taste, but my husband liked it as is, so this could definitely be adjusted)
Off in a shaker with ice it went, and.... voila!

I have to say I'm pretty proud of our creation. :) Such a refreshing cocktail (thanks to the lime), that's not at all girly, yet so delicate. And yes, you can definitely taste that nice lavender hint!

Here's how I infused the vodka:

  • 12 oz of vodka
  • 2 heaping tsp. of dried lavender flower buds
I used a glass jar. You can certainly use an infuser bag. I didn't have one, so I added the buds straight into the vodka, and strained it later, when it was done. Close the jar, and keep in dry and cool, dark place for 10-14 days.

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