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

 

Directions:

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!



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