It’s time to harvest the lavender.
The lavender lining our sidewalks is in full bloom now and literally buzzes with all the bees that have found it. It is one of my favorite plants because of it’s beauty aroma and usefulness, though I rarely take it to it’s full potential.
This year I tried something new. Lavender vodka! So enjoy the recipe below and imagine summers on your porch sipping lavender infused cocktails and eating lavender infused sorbet, gelato and ice cream and sugar cookies. Watch for recipes to come soon and a wonderful simple syrup as well.
- 1-2 cups lavender flower with stalks trimmed short
- Vodka to cover
- Rinse and dry your lavender blossoms to remove any dirt or insects and fill a bottle or canning jar with your blossoms.
- Pour over the vodka until the blossoms are covered and then cover the jar or bottle.
- Set it aside in a cool, dark location for two weeks.
- at the end of two weeks (or however long you waited) pour the vodka through a strainer and into a decorative bottle and then enjoy.
- Should last a year or more in storage.