Does a Blueberry Lavender Buck tickle your cocktail fancy? We’re always excited to see what cocktails our friends at Mindful Hospitality Group shake up for us to share with you. This delicious Blueberry Lavender Buck uses fresh blueberries and dried lavender to create a perfect drink for your BBQ, or to enjoy after a day of hard work in the garden. It’s the sweetness of summer in a glass.
BLUEBERRY LAVENDER BUCK RECIPE
1 oz johnnie walker red blended scotch
.75 oz blueberry lavender syrup (recipe below)
.75 oz lemon juice
3 oz Ginger Beer
77 g fresh blueberries
68 g water
68 g white sugar
4.2 g dried lavender
Place the water, sugar, and blueberries into a small saucepan over med-high heat.
Once the sugar has dissolved, add the lavender buds and bring to a boil.
Mash up the berries while stirring constantly.
Boil for 4-5 minutes and then remove from the heat.
Allow the mixture to steep in the pan until it is completely cool, about 1 hour.
Strain the solids from the liquid using a fine-mesh strainer and discard.
Combine scotch, blueberry lavender syrup and lemon juice in a shaker.
Shake, strain, and serve over Ice.
Top with Ginger Beer
RECIPE BY MINDFUL HOSPITALITY / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BRYCE / STORY BY STAR LALIBERTE
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