Are you familiar with Champagne or the differences between Champagne, Prosecco and Brut? This cocktail recipe recipe made me do some research to find out which would be the best paired with our Lavender Simple Syrup. Champagne only comes from a province in France known as Champagne. This region produces sparkling white wine that bears its name in modern-day France. Many of the sparkling wines come with a hefty price tag as well.
For a more budget friendly alternative to Champagne, Prosecco is a lighter and cheaper option. It's made from white Prosecco grapes and has become increasingly popular at its more frugal side. It is a younger version of Champagne, but made throughout the world.
Another budget friendly sparkling wine choice is Brut. Brut is a much drier and less sweet version of champagne and prosecco.
So we will leave it with you on which you choose Champagne, Prosecco or Brut.
Perfect cocktail to celebrate a special event, wedding or New Years parties!
6 oz of Champagne, Prosecco or Brut
2 tsp Lavender Simple Syrup
Simply add 2 tsp Lavender Simple Syrup to a champagne flute glass top with champagne. Garnish with our Lavender Cocktail Picks.
Do you remember your grandmother making compound butter? What is compound butter you ask? It it is a mixture of butter and supplementary ingredients that are used to enhance the flavor of butter and used on various dishes. I remember many holiday meals with my grandmother, mom and aunts busy in the kitchen preparing piping hot mashed potatoes, flavored fruit salads and roasted turkeys, hams and green bean casserole. Occasionally if time prevailed there would be compound butter ready for the hot buns straight from the oven.
Well traditions wain and we find resurgence as memories of our childhood come back to us and we find that our children our now watching, me, my sister and mom in the kitchen. My grandmothers have now passed on, but I look forward to passing on this delicious new compound butter recipe. I know my grandmother would approve and believe she would be smiling down on me as I pass on the sweet legacy of a simple compound butter.
We've included other ways to use this delightful recipe and we hope you will enjoy it with your family and friends! It adds a savory flavor with a touch of sweetness to your recipes.
Try it over popcorn!
Simply melt butter and drizzle over popcorn.
Put it on pancakes!
Take a generous dollop and spread on pancakes, scones, and muffins!
Butter your turkey!
Rub Lavender Walnut Compound butter over your turkey. Cook as directed on turkey package for size turkey. This recipe should be enough for a 10-12 pound turkey, If your turkey is larger you will need to double your recipe.
Lavender Maple Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp dried culinary lavender, ground
Place in a bowl butter, maple syrup and culinary lavender and stir together until well blended. Place butter mixture onto parchment paper and create a log form. Twist ends of parchment paper closed and place in fridge until butter has hardened.
Playing around the kitchen today as I was wanting to make a bread. I thought how can I use my Lavender Scone Mix into a streusel bread. With a little mixing and a little thinking, and a couple trials...here is what I came up with. It is lovely bread that you'll want to gobble up right from the oven. It tastes delicious with a touch of butter and honey too.
If you don't have time to make the bread, our scone mix is super fast, just 5 minute prep time and 13-15 cook time. But if you have more time to spend in the kitchen this bread is simply delicious!
Lavender Streusel Bread
Lavender Scone Mix
1 cup milk
6 Tbl butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375℉.
In medium sized mixing bowl combine Lavender Scone Mix, 1 cup of milk, eggs, 6 Tbl butter, and vanilla. Stir until ingredients are combined. Set aside and make streusel.
1/4 cup lavender sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbl melted butter
In another small mixing bowl combine sugars and cinnamon. Then pour the melted butter over the top of sugar and mix until combined.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then add half of bread batter spread to edges of pan. Add half of the streusel and top with remaining batter and layer last of the streusel on top. Bake for 40 minutes, then cover with foil and bake another 20-25 minutes until done. Once baked let cool for 10 minutes and then you can remove it from pan and serve.
I love Fall with all the leaves of the trees turning colors, the shorter days and cooler nights, the chance to snuggle up on the couch. It is the time to enjoy a good book, a great tv series or think up some amazing recipes to try. This is how this one came to fruition..a need for a little relaxation on a Friday night mixed with a little vodka and some apple cider. The inspiration of Fall, the harvest of apples, and our enduring love of Lavender Simple Syrup made this cocktail complete.
Fall requires its own celebration of Apples and Lavender and the beautiful combination of flavors that they lend to one another. A bit of sweet and bit of tang, blending together to make this exciting cocktail.
The recipe takes just moment to make. We say try one, the second one modify the recipe to add more or less of the ingredients. This is the ratios we liked. Cheers!
Apple Lavender Martini
1 oz Apple Cider
1 oz Vodka
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz Lavender Simple Syrup
In a cocktail shaker add a cup of ice and then your apple cider, vodka, lemon juice and lavender simple syrup. Give it a few good shakes and pour into martini glasses garnished with Lavender Cocktail Picks and sliced apple.
Feel free to share our recipe, but please remember to tag us as well as our photos. Thank you and cheers. All pictures are copyrighted Norwood Lavender Farm.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.