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Lavender Mojito

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It’s been one of those weeks! Sorry I haven’t posted too much, but I’ve been doing really fun things like organizing our new apartment (since we moved two weeks ago), preparing our documents for taxes (worst day ever, but it has to get done!) and growing a baby! It’s been a little crazy over here. The good news is, I did get to experiment creating a few different drinks for my baby shower. Yes, I am a total baby-showerzilla and I can’t help but design and plan for it! I have four amazing hosts, who are helping me so much and at the same time, letting me do my thing, ha!! Love you girls!

 

Okay, so now onto the drink… I decided I wanted to serve a lavender mojito at the shower, so I needed to come up with a good recipe (I have a taster people, so don’t think I’m downing mojitos pregnant!). The lavender is cooked when making the simple syrup and it gives the mojito a slight lavender essence. Oh and you can garnish with a fresh sprig of lavender or use a fake branch like I did, which doubles perfectly as a drink stick! Recipe is below! Hope you’re all having a terrific week!

 

Lavender Mojito (makes one drink)
8-10 mint leaves
1 oz lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
1 oz white rum
1/2 of a lime’s juice

Directions:
Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup together. Add the rum, lime and lots of ice and shake. Pour everything into a mason jar and top with club soda. Stir again to mix it all together.

Lavender Simple Syrup (makes about 6-8 mojitos)
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
4 tablespoons dried lavender for cooking (I got mine at Whole Foods!)

Directions:
Bring everything to a boil for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then let it all simmer for another 15-20 minutes or longer if you prefer more lavender. The longer it simmers and sits, the more taste and smell you’ll get from the lavender. Strain the liquid into a bowl to remove the bits of lavender. Pour into a  jar and refrigerate. Enjoy!

 

Photo Credit: Sugar and Charm

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23 responses to Lavender Mojito

  1. March 8, 2012

    That sounds delish!

  2. March 8, 2012

    These mojito’s are the prettiest drinks ever! Love.
    Didn’t know that you moved! Congrats Eden! You’re so lucky to get to decorate a new place. I kinda wish I could do the same. LOL!
    Did you switch cities or just apartments within the same location?

  3. March 8, 2012

    Thanks girls! Amy, we actually just moved to a different apartment in the same building, ha!! We’ll be here for about another year or so while we house hunt and decide what area in LA we want to buy a house. That’s the hardest part now because we have to think about schools!! So we’re taking our time to decide 😉

  4. March 8, 2012

    Oh my gosh that sounds so good! It looks light and refreshing!

  5. March 8, 2012

    what a cute idea! sounds yummmy

  6. Rebecca Livingston
    March 8, 2012

    gorgeous photos and love the idea!!! xo

  7. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    Where do you get those cute mini swing top bottles?

  8. March 12, 2012

    Hi, I found your blog on stumbleupon. I like it very much and now I’m following you. your idea of lavender mohito is amazing!
    Any other way to use the lavender syrup?
    (sorry for my English… I’m italian)

  9. March 19, 2012

    What an Incredible idea to use Lavender in Mojitos. Beautiful space you got!

  10. April 22, 2012

    This looks so refreshing and beautiful! You have a lovely blog. Can’t wait to see your other creations!

  11. This mojito sounds scrumptious! I am definitely going to have to try this when my lavender blooms.

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