Lavender Blue

Lavender Blue
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The bright flavors of fresh blueberry and lemon share a sweet-tart spotlight in the Lavender Blue, a cocktail with a relaxing floral finish thanks to a generous splash of lavender bitters. —Tod Caviness, Orlando SentinelThis recipe is from F&D Kitchen and Bar in Lake Mary, Florida, and was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel.
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Lavender Blue recipe - The Daily Meal
Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka, such as tito’s handmade vodka
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bar spoon (heaping teaspoon) blueberry preserves (recipe follows)
  • 3 dashes lavender bitters, such as scrappy’s lavender bitters
  • champagne of choice to top
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • juice and zest of 2 lemons
  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 3/4 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1 heaping teaspoon blueberry preserves and 2 dashes lavender bitters. Shake well.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass, then top with Champagne and 1 dash lavender bitters. Garnish with an expressed lemon twist.
  3. In a saucepan, combine 1 pint fresh blueberries, 1 cup sugar and the juice and zest of 2 lemons. Stir and simmer.
  4. Let mixture cool, then puree. Yields around 2 cups; best used within 1 week.