Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lavender Skies

In another in a series of twee drinks based on the Aviation  First, this recipe calls for Tincture of Lavender:

  • Steep lavender blossoms, mostly petals, in vodka to cover for 1-2 days and strain
The tincture is usually brown with only a hint of lavender color. I have been able to get a pale lavender using lime juice to extract, but not reliably. You know how vinegar turns red cabbage blue? I thought I could use that principle. The lavender taste should be quite pronounced.

Proceed to mix an Aviation, using half tincture, half gin.
Lavender Aviation
  • 1 oz Gin (Junipero for ex)
  • 1 oz Tincture of Lavender
  • 1/2 oz Marascino
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Violette
  • Juice 1/2 lime
Strain into a cocktail glass, or have it on the rocks, in front of the TV.

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