The other night I was desperately craving some sparkling wine, but was also in the mood for a cocktail, so I came up with this Lavender Infused Prosecco cocktail with lavender “donated” from our neighbors enormous lavender plant. We paired this with a fall salad, an apple-potato soup and baked brie with a baguette.
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon lavender (fresh or dried)
dry sparkling wine
lavender sprigs for garnish
1. Prepare a lavender simple syrup by combining the sugar, water, and loose lavender in a small saucepan. Stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved and remove from heat and allow to cool.
2. Pour a glass of sparkling wine, add a teaspoon or two of the simple syrup and garnish with a lavender sprig. Every sip will smell heavenly.