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!
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.
All pictures and recipes ©Norwood Lavender Farm
Strawberry Lavender Champagne Slushy
3 cups strawberries
1/2 cup Lavender Simple Syrup
2 Bottles of Champagne
Garnish with Lavender Cocktail Pics
In a mixer blend your 3 cups strawberries and 1/2 cup Lavender Simple Syrup until smooth then add 1 bottle of champagne and stir to combine. Pour your strawberry mixture into a muffin pan and freeze. When your ready to assemble your drinks let your frozen strawberry mixture sit on the counter for about 10 minutes. This softens them slightly making it easier to cut them to size for your glasses. Add strawberry cubes to glasses and pour champagne over top.
Summer is time for sitting on the porch and taking a few minutes to enjoy life while sipping on some ice cold tea!
We love tea concentrate in the summer when you want to make up a glass of ice tea really fast. What is tea concentrate you ask...it is simply a double-strength tea brew that you dilute with boiling water before serving. Almost all of the measuring, timing, and straining is done beforehand so you can make up a quick tea when you want it.
We have several flavors of tea that would work for this but for today's recipe we used the Lavender Earl Grey Tea, but we have Lavender Rose and a Lavender Chamomile that is a herbal blend if you are looking for a caffeine free option.
Lavender Earl Grey Tea Concentrate
1/4 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea
4 cups water
1/2 cup Lavender Simple Syrup (or to taste)
In a medium sized pan, fill with your water and your Lavender Earl Grey Tea. Bring to a boil, turn your heat down to keep to a simmer and place lid on to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. When it is cooled add your Lavender Simple Syrup. This will last in your refrigerator for about 3 days.
How to use your concentrate
1 part tea concentrate
1 part water or milk
Mix together and enjoy!
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.