It’s been about two months since my epic summer vacation and I’m still missing my girls and the incredible time we had exploring the Adriatic corridor. This post is my homage to the time that we spent in Croatia. This past summer was my second trip to the beautiful country, and it was nothing short of remarkable. My first trip, I went to Split and explored the Dalmation Islands. This trip, was a quick trip to Dubrovnik aka Kings Landing! I learned on my first trip to Croatia that they are one of the most industrious countries in the world when it comes to Lavender. In fact, tourist often gift their friends and family with Lavender. This gave me an idea, I wanted to consider this my souvenir post from Croatia and show my appreciation of the lovely lavender flower in a fun creative cocktail.
4 parts Gin
2 parts Simple Syrup
3 parts Lavender Soda
Candied Lavender (optional)
Garnish with fruit (I used Strawberries, Blueberries and Mint leaves)
NOTE: I used Butterfly Pea Tea to achieve the purple and blue colors. If you have never used it, it’s super easy, just brew it like tea! I used it to make blue ice cubes and blue simple syrup
SHAKE. IT. Up.
In a shaker place ice, candied lavender, gin and simple syrup and give it a good shake.
Pour through a stainer and over a glass filled with ice.
Top with Lavender Soda and garnish with fruit of your choice and serve!