Birthday Goodies
Things I Love

Lavender and Roses

Rose cocktail

My dear, sweet Aubern'e surprised me for my birthday with two very yummy drinks. First was a lavender ice-cream float. Which I have to say was pretty brilliant. The fragrant lavender paired with the creamy vanilla ice cream was perfect. Second she made me a non-alcoholic rose cocktail. It was so beautiful (above) I did not want to drink it, but I did of-course. Thank you sweetheart. You are becoming quite the cook  xoxoxo

Lavender Ice Cream Float

since I know a lot of you can not get dry soda, I am giving you a recipe to make a lavender syrup, which with bubble water you can use instead.

1 bottle of lavender dry soda

or lavender syrup * and bubble water

vanilla ice cream

In a glass put three scoops of ice cream and pour soda or syrup/bubble water over ice cream.

* To make lavender syrup. In a sauce pan put 1 cup sugar, 1 cup of water and 3 long stems of fresh lavender or 3 TBL. of unsprayed, fresh or dried lavender buds. Cover pan and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Set aside with lid left on for a 1/2 hour. Then strain syrup and refrigerate. Last at lest 2 weeks.


No-alcoholic Rose Cocktail

bubble water

rose syrup


Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1/2 cup bubble water, 1 tsp. grenadine, 1 TBL. rose syrup and shake. Taste and adjust to your liking. Rim glass in pink sanding sugar, pour and garnish with fresh, unsprayed rose petals.



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Lavender ice cream?! I just had lavender cheesecake at a local bistro and it was lovely. Can't wait to try the ice cream!Thanks for sharing!


What a pretty drink!
Auberne you spoil your Mom so. That's so sweet of you, and she deserves every bit of it!

Jill xoo


Hello Clarice, it has been awhile since I have stopped by you place. Only because I rarely get on my own blog.:)
I can't wait to try these lovely recipes. Thanks for sharing them.

Gumbo Lily

What a sweet daughter you have! Thoughtful, creative, and a good cook too! (just like Mom)

Thanks for sharing your special drinks.



Oh Clarice how lovely! I think I may have just sat and looked at the glass too:-)


Happy belated bday Clarice...your blog is visually nummy1


How beautifully creative. Your daughter is very talented indeed! (like her Mom) I can't wait to try the recipe. :0) Happy Belated Birthday to you!


My, how beautiful, indeed! What an artist your daughter is!

Happy day,



Almost looks too pretty to taste! Great photo. ThanX for the yummy recipes and link. I will look for the lavender dry soda neXt time at World Market. Bravo, Miss Auberne'.

sandra evertson

Why, Thank you for sharing!


Oh my, that is the prettiest drink, Clarice! I'm sure it was delicious, too!

Cathy Santarsiero

That is just about the prettiest cocktail I've every seen! -C ^..^


Aren't you just the lucky one!!
How nice for you! They sound yummy!!


Happy Birthday! I love your old tin and that child's lamp is adorable. My mother had a music box that had those little stick figures on them. Always enjoy visiting you. cherry


How beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe -- I have some rose syrup I've been wanting to use -- if I can just remember to use it when I'm off the computer away from all this inspiration LOL!


Dear Clarice,

What a lovely photo! As Junie Moon said it looks like a magazine cover photo!!! Aubern'e is, indeed, quite the cook! She learned well from her dear momma! Thank you for sharing the recipes, they sound so delightful, as all your recipes do!



Besides sounding delicious, that drink is a work of art - how lovely! What a sweet daughter.


Junie Moon

Both drinks sound so yummy. The presentation is gorgeous, it looks like a magazine cover photo. Thank you so much for sharing your birthday treats with us. I'm adding your recipes to my file for trying.

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