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Ready in 2 hours 10 minutes

These slightly floral, fizzy aperitifs are double-spiked with vodka and sparkling wine, then sweetened with berries. These vodka mixed drinks are perfect before dinner. Also check out the nonalcoholic version made with sparkling water.


2 cups Water
1 cup Sugar
lavender buds; fresh or dried
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice; (8–12 lemons depending on the size and juice content)
Fresh lavender sprigs; (optional)
1 lemon; thinly sliced (optional)
fresh berries; such as blueberries or raspberries
Chilled sparkling wine or champagne

Original recipe makes 12



1. Place an open bottle of vodka in freezer for at least 2 hours or until very cold and syrup-like. Chill 10 to 12 tall glasses, if desired.

2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine water, sugar, and lavender buds. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cool rapidly by placing pan in a basin of iced water. Add lemon juice to cooled syrup. Strain to remove lavender; discard lavender.

3. Fill each chilled tall glass with ice and add 1 shot (3 tablespoons) of the cold vodka. Fill each glass about three-fourths full with lemonade syrup. Add lavender sprigs and lemon slices, if desired, and a few berries to each glass. Top each with sparkling wine. Stir the vodka drink to mix or leave as is to sip the layers. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

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Nonalcoholic Version: Fill a tall chilled glass with ice. Add 1 part lemonade syrup to 2 parts chilled sparkling water. [I posted this recipe.]
Chelsea169 6y ago

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