Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vermouth de Provence for The Novel Bakers Lavender Week

Vermouth de Provence

On Monday, I showed you some Lavender Infused Gin.  Today, I’m sharing my second infused alcohol for Lavender Week!  This one involves just a smidgen more work than then lavender infused gin, but it’s so worth it.

Vermouth de Provence

Vermouth de Provence is basically vermouth infused with Herbes de Provence.  Herbes de Provence is one of my favorite herb blends.  It’s made up of a variety of herbs typical of Provence.  If you search on the web, you’ll find different recipes for it.  The one thing they all agree on is that for the American market – it includes lavender.  Which means it qualifies for Lavender Week!

Vermouth de Provence

(recipe found at Chow)

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle of dry Vermouth
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Herbes de Provence

Combine 3/4 cup vermouth and herbs in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

Simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Strain to remove herbs and pour infusion back into vermouth bottle.

So, now you have two lovely bottles of lavender infused alcohol.  Come back tomorrow and see what to do with them!

 

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!

8 comments:

Joanne said...

Your alcohol infusions always make me a bit giddy!

June said...

Can't wait for tomorrow! The vermouth sounds wonderful and looks amazing in that bottle.

a quiet life said...

i think you have an alcohol fetish ;-)

like thats news!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Leave it to you Pam, to scout up the most intriguing ideas. Imagining a chilled glass of this infusion makes me very happy ~ I'm going to have to give it a go. Thank you for the inspiration. Cheers! ~m.
PS What a beautiful bottle.

Terri Steffes said...

Cannot wait to see what wonderful drinks you make with your infused gin and vermouth!

Marjie said...

And the bottle looks like it's been indulging, too.

Sarah said...

Yes, I'm eager to see how you use these two.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Now I have a reason to buy vermouth! I'll have it ready for your next post. :-)