Friday, July 20, 2012

Lavender Lemonade Vodka Shooters

So the Orange Creamsicle shooters were a huge hit. I decided to celebrate Lavender Festival with Lavender Lemonade Shooters in Lemon Peels! Make them kid friendly by using all Lavender Lemonade.

8-10  lemons
1 1/2 Cups Lavender Lemonade(see* for recipe)
1 1/2 Cups vodka, chilled very well
3 packets gelatin

 You can adjust your vodka/lemonade ratio as you like as long as there is 3 cups total liquid...

Slice lemons in half and carefully scoop out the flesh leaving the peels in tact.

Sprinkle gelatin into chilled vodka and allow to sit for 2 minutes

Bring lemonade to a boil, remove from heat 

Pour cold vodka into hot lemonade and stir until all the gelatin is fully dissolved(5 minutes or so) you can add some more fresh lavender buds for a pretty flair if you like.

Pour the liquid into the waiting peels.

Place in the fridge and chill until fully solidified, about 2 hours (faster in the freezer if you have room!)

Slice each half in half and enjoy the wedges!

*Lavender Lemonade

Juice from the 8-10 lemons(about 2 cups)

1/4 cup fresh lavender buds( you can go plus or minus on these, 1/4 cup is a good ratio IMO)
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar

Cold water to taste 4-6 cups
more sugar to taste

In a sauce pan bring lavender, 3 cups water and sugar to a boil.

Boil until it is reduced to 2 1/4 cups liquid. Add sugar , reduce heat and boil gently until the sugar is dissolved and has reduced down close to 2 cups.

Strain out lavender and allow to cool.

Combine syrup with lemon juice and add water and more sugar or lemon juice as you see fit.

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