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Lavender Honey Margarita

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a cocktail invented by Alicia (it may be served elsewhere, but she came up with it independently).   It was out of necessity.  We wanted a margarita, but a slightly sweeter one than the classic we usually have (the ones we served at our margarita themed cocktail party)  We were feeling lazy so used the Lavender Honey syrup we have on hand for the Bee’s Knees cocktail.

We were blown away.  This margarita is wonderful.

All you need to do to make the lavender honey syrup is steep some lavender in boiling water (just like tea) for a 5-10  minutes.  Let the water cool.  Strain the lavender out and heat up the water again.  When it’s good and hot, stir in an equal about of honey (we get our honey from a vendor at Findlay market who keeps bees up in Ohio).  Whisk well until blended.  Put it in the fridge for a couple days to infuse a bit.

Then combine these ingridents:
2 oz. tequila (we use Cuervo Gold)

1 oz. lavender infused honey syrup
1/4 oz. cointreau (we use Patron Cintronge)

1/2 oz. lime juice – usually about half a lime.

It keeps the tequila taste,, the Patron offers a bit of heat, the lavender cools it and the honey gives a full bodied mouth feel.

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