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
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!)
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