18 Mar Spring Color Mix- Blueberry Lavender Daiquiri
Spring Color Mix: Blueberry Lavender Daiquiri
As the cold winter months gradually transform into bright and revitalized spring days, we want nothing more than to inspire our clients and readers to revamp their interior style along with their taste buds!
Spring is a time that we see our natural world blossom with beauty and creativity, so why not take note of this delicious “spring themed” Blueberry Lavender Daiquiri and let your own creativity flow. This vibrant drink has helped us conceptualize a lovely home office space where you can go to only feel the most enthused to let your productivity roam free.
Let your taste buds guide you out of the cold winter state and step into the bright revitalization of Spring.
- 1 1/2 ounces rum (Zacapa Rum 23)
- 3/4 ounce lavender honey
- 3/4 ounce blueberry shrub
- 2 ounces sparkling water
- Garnish: 1 sprig lavender
- Garnish: 1 lime wheel
Pour the rum, shrub, and honey into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice.
Top with sparkling water.
Garnish with lavender and a lime wheel.
(Recipe from Zacapa Rum 23)
To Make the Lavender Honey
The lavender honey is very easy to make and this recipe takes a different approach to the typical lavender-flavored syrup. Instead of using fresh or dried lavender buds, it mixes a brewed lavender tea (technically an herbal tisane) with equal parts honey.
It’s a very simple way to get nearly the same taste, though it’s important to note that many ‘lavender teas’ are not solely lavender. If you buy it in tea bag form, you might also get some green or black tea or other herbs like chamomile included in the mix. This is not necessarily a bad thing, it will only add to the flavor.
For a pure lavender experience, simply steep whole lavender buds in hot water using a mesh tea strainer or fill-your-own tea bag.
To Make the Blueberry Shrub
The blueberry shrub is a fun flavored drinking vinegar that is quite easy to make. This one begins with fresh berries and apple cider vinegar and you will need to give it at least 2 days for the flavors to infuse.
When your shrub is done, you will be ready to mix up the Daiquiri-ease. You can also use it in other cocktails to add an interesting twist. Any shrub can be enjoyed on its own as well and this one is fantastic with club soda or ginger ale.
In a jar with a tight-sealing lid, place 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries into 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar.
Cover, shake well and let sit for 2 days. Give the jar a good shake at least once a day.
Taste the shrub and infuse for longer if needed and until you get your ideal blueberry flavor. Once that is done, strain out the berries.
Place the shrub into a small saucepan and gently heat (do not boil).
Turn off the heat and add 2 tablespoons of agave nectar, mixing well. Taste and add more nectar if you like though keep in mind that you do want a certain amount of bitterness.
Allow the shrub to cool and store in a well-sealed bottle.
Recipe found Here