I’m not a good enough photographer to make this look interesting. It is light brown, like honey. I will assure you, however, that this is a delicious liqueur. It’s fast (for a liqueur) too. I have never made this with fresh lavender, but I imagine you want a greater volume of flowers if you are using fresh. Use good quality honey. Don’t even both making it if you don’t plan on doing so. No walmart brand “honey” in a bear here. Luckily, my local chain grocery stocks honey from nearby apiaries, so I used that. If the jar has the name of a town on the front (say, “Wildflower Honey from Happy Prairie, IL”), it is almost certainly good. This is my heuristic. It might be more expensive, but look at it this way: If I sold this stuff commercially, I bet I could charge at least $60 / bottle. You’re going to spend less than $20 making it at home. Enjoy!
- 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka, 100-proof if you can find it
- 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
- 1 cup honey
Steep the lavender in the vodka for 3 or 4 days. Strain out, then add the honey and shake very well. Let sit for a week or two, shaking every day or every other to keep the honey from settling out. Bottle and serve chilled. I’ve never had a bottle last long enough to have an idea of its shelf life, but I’m guessing it is long.