Here is a summer cocktail to salute the beginning of summer and to the glorious fields of home grown purple pleasures of Lavender.
¼ cup orange juice
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh lavender buds
3 cups white wine
4 cups mineral water
1-6 fresh lavender sprigs
4-6 fresh strawberries
In a blender or food processor, blend the orange juice, 1 cup of strawberries and lavender flowers. Transfer to a jug or bowl. Our wine over the blended mixture and allow to steep for 30 minutes then strain into a punch bowl, discarding the solids. To serve, fill a wineglass half full and with this flavored wine and top with mineral water. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and strawberry.