We have the perfect summer cocktail for your backyard BBQ’s.

INGREDIENTS

Per cocktail

  • 15 blueberries
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar (or more, to taste)
  • 1 ½ ounces Tito’s vodka or Hendrick’s gin
  • 3 sprigs of fresh lavender and ⅔ cup cold water OR ⅔ cup lavender tea made with dried lavender (see instructions)
  • Plenty of ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. If you are using fresh lavender (which is easier): In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle the sprigs of lavender with the blueberries. Squeeze in the juice of two lemons, add agave nectar and vodka.
  2. Add up to ⅔ cup cold water (more or less to taste). Use a fork to whisk the agave nectar into the rest of the liquid.
  3. Fill your glass with ice, and stir with a spoon.
  4. To make tea instead: Add one to two teaspoons of dried lavender per cup of hot water. Let steep for about five minutes, and strain out the lavender. Let cool.
  5. In a mixing glass, muddle 15 blueberries. Squeeze in the juice of two lemons, add agave nectar and vodka. Use a fork to whisk the agave nectar into the rest of the liquid.
  6. Add up to ¾ cup of tea to your drink. Taste it as you go and feel free to dilute it with water if you find it the lavender taste is too strong. Fill your glass with ice, and stir up your lemonade with a spoon.

NOTES

Recipe inspired by the blueberry lavender lemonade from Cookie and Kate.