can’t sleep? place a drop of lavender oil on your pillow. got a rash? rub some lavender oil on it. pets love lavender oil, put a drop in their litter box or on their bed. lavender has become a modern symbol of healing and purity; a guardian of goodness. nature’s nurse, if you will. so who wants to play doctor with virgo? we should all be so lucky!
in this lavender libation, those virgoan petals take the inherent goodness of this classic cocktail to another level… a subtly fragrant one. care for a nightcap? this tipple will bring some particularly sweet dreams…
if you’d like to try your hand at growing lavender, it prefers to grow in sunny, well drained soil. if you can get it to grow, it’s amazing stuff to have in the garden! in the dead of winter, there’s nothing better than a vase of dried summer lavender. and the bees, well they just love it…
LAVENDER BEES KNEES
1.5 oz gin
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
5 sprigs fresh lavender OR 1/2 tsp dried lavender
1 spoon honey
*** Mix hot water and lavender in bowl. Let steep for five minutes. muddle as well to augment flavor.
*** Whisk in honey, strain into another bowl.
*** Add lavender honey syrup, gin, lemon juice; strain into cocktail shaker with ice and stir extremely well.
*** Strain into a cocktail glass.