Going to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings has become a sort of ritual in my apartment. Picking up fresh, seasonal ingredients for the week is both exciting and challenging. There are so many ingredients that I have no experience cooking with, but sometimes I buy it anyway and figure it out later. It makes for some surprising results.
My roommate spotted a beautiful and fragrant bunch of lavender at this morning’s market. We stood there debating whether to buy it – what would we even do with it? Dry it out for lavender sachets? Bake lavender shortbread? Mix up lavender cocktails? How about all of the above? Sold.
Lemons, gin, and simple syrup are staples in our apartment so I was able to whip these up pretty quickly.
Makes 1 drink
- 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz gin
- Fresh lavender, ground
- Club soda
Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin to a collins glass. Roughly grind lavender using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Add to glass and stir. Fill the glass with ice and top off with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.