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Lilac Martini

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April 27, 2011
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Author Notes

I was out picking lilacs for my bedside table and found myself wondering what I could make with lilacs. I made a lilac simple syrup and the next thought I had was for this lilac martini. Break out the glasses and come celebrate spring. —Dabblings

  • Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • Lilac Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lilac blossoms
  • Lilac Martini
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2-2 ounces lilac simple syrup
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Lilac Simple Syrup
  2. Combine the water and the sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to disolve the sugar.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the fresh lilac blossoms. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the syrup into a container. This can be saved in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  1. Lilac Martini
  2. Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  3. Add vodka and lilac simple syrup to the shaker.
  4. Shake it like you mean it.
  5. Pour martini into a glass. Garnish with freah lilac blossoms. Serve immediatly. Cheers!

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6 Reviews

Sagegreen May 23, 2011
Love! I am going to make this.
 
Author Comment
Dabblings April 28, 2011
Thanks! It really is good. I think it would also be good if you used the lilac syrup to make lemonade. Then the kiddos could have some too. I just havn't gotten to that yet. I was going to give it a go today.
 
mrslarkin April 27, 2011
how exciting!!! I didn't know either! Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.
 
Sadassa_Ulna April 27, 2011
I had no idea lilacs were edible, this is awesome! I make lavender or rosemary simple syrups and I have lilacs that just starting blooming today . . . thank you for sharing this!
 
hardlikearmour April 27, 2011
Love this! I'm a big fan of floral flavors. I bet this syrup would go beautifully with Aviation Gin, too. (A not so ginny gin made with a combo of juniper, lavender, cardamom, coriander, orange peel, sassafras, and anise.)
 
Author Comment
Dabblings May 23, 2011
That sounds really interesting. I'll have to look into that.