For a refreshing summer drink I took a spin off of a mint spritzer iced tea recipe that was shared with me. I made this beverage with seltzer water today, but would be great for a brunch cocktail with champagne.
-2 cups of loose leaf earl grey tea, brewed and cooled.
-1 1/2 tsp of lavender simple syrup (more depending on how sweet you want it)
-1 Lemon wedge
I started by making loose leave earl grey tea and letting it cool. I poured the tea over ice in a large pint glass about 3/4 of the way full, then added the lavender simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, then topped off with seltzer water. Garnished with a sprig of mint.
To make the Lavender Simple Syrup:
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1 cup of water
-4 sprigs of lavender greens.
Dissolve the sugar in water over medium/high heat. Remove from heat once sugar is dissolved and add lavender sprigs to water. Let sit until cooled then strain out the lavender. Store in refrigerator. I made some mint infused simple syrup at the same time for future concoctions.
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