Lilac Martini

April 27, 2011

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

Lilac Simple Syrup

  1. Combine the water and the sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to disolve the sugar.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the fresh lilac blossoms. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the syrup into a container. This can be saved in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Lilac Martini

  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka and lilac simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake it like you mean it.
  4. Pour martini into a glass. Garnish with freah lilac blossoms. Serve immediatly. Cheers!

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