Monday, July 22, 2013

Lavender Infused Gin for The Novel Bakers Lavender Week!

Lavender Infused Gin

First of all, I must begin this post by thanking The Novel Bakers for letting me join them for lavender week!  I am thrilled beyond words to be included in this group of extremely talented ladies.

I think it probably comes to no surprise to anyone that reads my blog, that I would open up Lavender Week with an infused alcohol.  I absolutely love infusing alcohols.  Most of the work is done by time and not by me, and that, my friends, is my kind of task.

Lavender infused gin

The beauty of lavender infused gin is that very little work is done by anyone – me or father time!  After searching the web, I found that recipes for infused gin ran the gamut from infusing in 4-5 hours to several days.  I took it somewhere in the middle and settled on one day.  One day!  One day is all that is between you and this lovely aromatic gin.

Lavender infused gin

Later in the week, I will share a cocktail recipe using this gin, so get some started now!

Lavender Infused Gin

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle of Gin

Add lavender to gin and allow to infuse for one day. Strain.

That’s it!  Seriously.  I decanted mine into a canning jar and let it sit on my counter overnight.  I then strained it back into a bottle and added a cute tag.

 

The Novel Bakers Lavender Week

"The Novel Bakers" return with Lavender Week July 22 through July 28

This week-long event is hosted by:

a quiet life

Home is Where the Boat Is

Once Upon a Plate

Rattlebridge Farm

and

special guest – ME!

10 comments:

Joanne said...

It's a tough life infusing alcohol. But someone's gotta do it!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Oh, what a great idea. I have 2 billion lavender buds just waiting to be tipsyfied! My 85-year old mom will love a bottle. So happy you could join the NB for lavender week!

Mary said...

Hurray for Lavender Week~ and with a beverage to toast to it! Lavender infused gin sounds like it would make a perfect summertime cocktail too :)

La Table De Nana said...

Well done Pam!
Love the simplicity and purity of your post.The clear jars etc.. You ARE a novel READER!! And cook.
This is great for you.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Yay Pam! So happy you joined us for Lavender Week, what a treat for all.
Lavender infused Gin? Oh, I'm all for that, and who knew it requires so little time?
You certainly know how to begin Lavender week on a happy note! Love your photos, too.

Sarah said...

Pam, you are a clever girl. Bet you could sell out at a farmer's market. '-) Look forward to Lavender Week with each of you talented gals.

a quiet life said...

i love lavender, i love gin, I LOVE QUICK! this is so on the menu~

so gald you joined in this week, enjoy your pasty cline getaway ;-)

dentistvschef said...

Never known that lavender is edible for infusing liquor before...
sounds great ideas!

Catherine said...

I've never heard of such a thing. Interesting!
xo C

grace said...

lavender is one of my favorite colors and scents and i'm learning to appreciate its flavor too!