Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Lavender Zinski

The Lavender Zinski is very hard to photograph, but it's very easy to drink. 

This is a special post because I created this drink for a good friend. Zinski was her mother's maiden name. Check out Sew.Zinski's photostream on flickr to see her totally cool hand embroidered leather wallets. 

The thought of drinking something lavender might make you think of drinking perfume, but I promise it's not like that at all.

Crushed Ice, 
Two shots of vodka, I use Tito's (more about Tito's later), 
Lime wedge or zest if you want to be all fancy. 
Rub the lime along the glass edge and then rim glass with lavender sugar. I happened to have some in my cupboard. I got it at some bed and breakfast five years ago when I was on my honeymoon. I was glad to finally find a use for it. Now that I've found the perfect use for it, I'm going to make more. I'll share that adventure with you when I do, but for now, click here if you'd like to find out how to make your own.
Garnish with small stem of lavender. I've planted some in my yard so I'm always ready when Sew Zinski stops over.


  1. Never had lavender sugar sounds interesting to make. What is dry soda?

  2. It's like drinking a tall cool glass of Spring. I wiil be enjoying them throughout the summer as well...

  3. oh yeah! and thanks for the sew zinski nod! You rock!