Lavender-Vanilla Lemonade // Weekend Cocktail No. 21

This drink is delicate, sweet, and very refreshing. Making the lavender-vanilla simple syrup is an extra step worth taking. It's the perfect afternoon picnic cocktail.

Makes 6 servings 
• 8 lemons, juiced 
•1 cup vanilla sugar (get recipe here)
• 1 cup water 
• 3 tbls lavender buds 
• 2 cups Lillet Blanc 
• 1 cup vodka 
• 1 bottle sparkling water 

1. Squeeze the lemons into a pitcher. 2. In a small saucepan add the sugar, water, and lavender. Heat the water until the sugar is dissolved then remove from the heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes; strain.  3.add the syrup to the lemon juice and then mix in the lillet and vodka. 4. Serve over ice with a splash of sparkling water. 
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