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
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.