Bougie Lavender-Honey Whiskey Libation
As I get inspired to create creative, fun, and exotic libations – thanks pinterest – I mainly get a base or foundation of what I’m craving and go from there. One of my favorite ingredients to add to my cocktail is a bombass homemade simple syrup. I love to use honey as my sweeter since it provides it with a mildly warm/musky flavor and typically do a 1:1 ratio of water. Since I also use the simple syrup for tea, oatmeal topping, etc. I like to use 1 cup water and 1 cup honey. That way it lasts me for a bit and by the time I’m done, within two weeks or so, I can create another one from scratch! Anyways. The simple syrup in this drank is lavender infused.
Lavender-Honey Simple Syrup Recipe:
1/4 cup lavender
1 cup water
1 cup honey
Bring the cup of water to a boil and pour it into a french press with the 1/4 cup of lavender. Let it steep for 4-5 minutes then plunge the press and put the lavender based water back into a bowl/pot and add the cup of honey. I recommend not having the water too hot since it will reduce the nutritional value of the honey. I typically wait 10 minutes or so when the water is warm enough to allow the honey to dilute. Once you are done mixing the honey and lavender water. You have a delicious homemade simple syrup.
Now, for this specific recipe, I like my libations to be slightly sweeter but you can always tailor the recipe as you desire.
Lavender-Honey Whiskey Libation:
2 oz simple syrup
2 oz whiskey
Half a lemon freshly squeezed
Put all ingredients and ice into a shaker. Shake for 10 seconds or so and you have a light fresh whiskey drank. Also, as you can see in my pic, I purchased organic edible wildflowers. Once I poured the concoction into a glass with some rocks. I garnished with the bougie organic edible wildflowers [hair flip]. Cheers!