Now getting back on track. While looking for some easy spring cocktails to shake ourselves out of our old fashioned rut/routine, I came across one recipe for a lavender sour and another for a honey lemonade. Both sounded lovely and so I decided to combine the two flavors in one drink, resulting in lavender honey whiskey lemonade. It strikes the perfect balance, sweet and drinkable, full of spring flavor.
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons simple syrup
2 ounces honey whiskey (we used Catskill Provisions)
2 drops of lavender bitters
In a larger glass or shaker combine lemon juice, simple syrup, whiskey and lavender bitters. Stir, pour over ice, and enjoy. Garnish with lemon or fresh sprigs of lavender if you like.
If you can't find honey whiskey or just don't feel like leaving the house, the regular kind will do just fine. To get that same sweet honey flavor, replace your standard simple syrup with a honey version by combining equal parts honey and water.
Happy Friday, have a great weekend!