I am what you may call a simple bartender. I don't want tons of ingredients in my cocktails...maybe it is because when I decide I want one, I want it now. Reason two, if you have guests who want a second one, your not in the kitchen half hour while they are waiting on you. Well anyway....there you have it, why I am a simple bartender.
This recipe was created out of some inspiration of my pear trees outside. loaded with fruit ready and ripe to pick. I thought how it might make for a fun cocktail. I was looking to create something for fall, with sweetness of summer and a little spice to warm you for fall. With careful investigation of the liquor store I was able to find pear vodka...and not just any pear vodka. A local well known and delicious one made by, Wild Roots.
So the concoctions began as I thought a moscow mule style would be the perfect choice with the spicy ginger flavor...so from there here is the recipe. I know you'll love it as much as I do!
Cheers and Enjoy!
Feel free to share our recipe with photo and recipe credit to Norwood Lavender Farm.
Lavender Pear Moscow Mule
2 shots Pear Vodka (We used Wild Roots)
1 shot Lavender Simple Syrup
3/4 cup ginger beer
Garnish choices (I garnishing with all)
1 Lavender Cocktail Pick
1 piece ginger candy
1 slice of small pear
1 slice of lime
Fill a copper mug or glass with crushed ice, add vodka, lavender simple syrup, 1/4 lime squeezed, and top all with ginger beer. Give a little stir and enjoy!
It is apple season in the Pacific Northwest and we're celebrating with a fun recipe we developed using this amazing fruit. You know how much I love Lavender, but my next favorite thing is caramel...and I had to use some of my favorite Caramel Sauce made by, Sweet Cravings Candy Co. for a yummy dip for this recipe. Makes you ready for the fall and want to lick your fingers.
Lavender Apple Ring Fries
2-3 apples, sliced 1/4" thick
1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup lavender sugar (reserve 2 Tbsp for topping apples)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400℉.
In a small bowl combine lavender sugar and cinnamon. Stir until blended and reserve 2 Tbsp. for topping apples.
In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, lavender sugar, melted butter, and milk. With a whisk stir batter until smooth. Using a apple core slicer, cut the cores out of your apples, and slice 1/4" thick. Dip your apple slices into your batter and then lay them on a oil sprayed cookie sheet, or cookie sheet with silpat mat. Once you have filled your cookie sheet, sprinkle your reserved lavender sugar cinnamon mixture over the top of your battered apples.
Bake in 400 ℉ for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top.
While apples are baking make up your Lavender Caramel Dipping Sauce.
Lavender Caramel Dipping Sauce
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup caramel sauce
1/2 tsp lavender extract
Combine with a hand held mixer in a small mixing bowl, cream cheese, caramel sauce and lavender extract until smooth. Drizzle over the top more caramel sauce.
Once apples are toasted from the oven serve warm from the oven with your lavender caramel dip.
Lavender and citrus burst in flavor for this fun inspiring recipe.
After buying a bag or oranges and contemplating how to use them, we decided to blend into our lavender scone mix, we came up with this delightful treat. So many enjoy lemon and lavender together and we think that lavender with any citrus brightens the day.
Lavender Citrus Scones with Lavender Orange Glaze
1 package Norwood Lavender Farm Lavender Scone Mix
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup butter
zest from one orange
In a medium sized baking bowl combine lavender scone mix, and butter, using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until combined, add egg, orange juice and orange zest. Stir until mixed together. Add dough onto a greased baking sheet shaping into a 8 inch circle, or roll dough using a little extra flour so dough doesn't stick to rolling pin or hands. Cut out 8 circles and lay on prepared cookie sheet.
Bake at preheated 425℉ oven for 13-15 minutes or until top is slightly golden.
Lavender Orange Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp lavender extract
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
In a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, orange juice, lavender extract and grated orange peel. Stir until smooth, it should be the consistency of heavy syrup.
When scones are golden and still warm from the oven drizzle a teaspoon of glaze over the the top of scones, garnish with a few culinary lavender flower buds and fresh orange zest.
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I saw this peach champagne made by André and was inspired to blend it with lavender. It is a delightful treat and sparkles with fun and excitement. We also made a delightful Lavender Peach Filled Cupcake with this Champagne.
Lavender Peach Champagne
1 Tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup
In a champagne glass add 1 Tbsp of Lavender Simple Syrup, pour over top your peach champagne. Garnish with a thin slice of peach and Lavender Cocktail Pick.
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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.