Lavanda Recipe

Doesn’t this sound like a risqué dance that’s only mentioned in heated whispers along the back walls of respected waltz ballrooms? Before the main waltzers decide to take it to the streets, that is, slipping out of their upright facades (and limiting buttoned-up clothing) to embrace the sensuality of the Lavanda in a Lavanda dance-off against those shady (but cute) across-the-tracks dancers. Whew, all this hip-shaking is enough to make anyone thirsty. May I suggest the real Lavanda as a quencher?
Lavanda picture

Summary

Servings2Cuisine
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Lavender sprigs4
 Gin3 Ounce
 Lavender simple syrup1 1⁄2 Ounce
 Ice cubes4
 Prosecco4 Fluid Ounce, chilled

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 179 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.1 g0.15%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4 mg0.2%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3.1%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 7 g

Protein 0.14 g0.28%

Vitamin A 0.6% Vitamin C 2.6%

Calcium 2.7% Iron 2.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Place the flowers from two lavender sprigs, the gin, and the lavender simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle well.

Fill the cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Shake like a dancer.

Strain into two flute glasses. Top each with chilled Prosecco, and garnish each with a lavender sprig. Serve immediately.

Note: To make lavender simple syrup, place 1/4 cup chopped fresh lavender, 2 cups sugar, and 1-1/2 cups water in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring regularly, until it reaches a low boil. Once it reaches that low boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and keep the syrup a simmer, still stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. This makes about 3 cups. You can cut these measurements in half to make a smaller amount.

This recipe has been excerpted from Champagne Cocktails. To purchase this book visit, Amazon.com.
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