Michelle West, our Magician of Martinis, has been at it again. This time she’s conjuring the subtle fragrances of fresh, herbal lavender and the soft scent of orange blossoms. The result is a crisp but subtle taste of spring. Whip up a batch at home, or let us shake them up for you at SpringHouse.
2oz Cathead vodka (our new, southern favorite)
1/2 oz orange blossom syrup (recipe below)
1/2 inch piece fresh lavender
Fill martini shaker halfway with ice. Add 1/2-inch length of lavender, 2 ounces Cathead vodka and 1/2 ounce orange blossom syrup. Muddle and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Orange Blossom Syrup
1 cup orange blossoms
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
Dissolve sugar in water until completely gone and steep blossoms for one day