1 ounce vodka
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
¼ ounce lavender syrup recipe follows
for lavender syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
To make the lavender syrup, put the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring until the sugar dissolves. Take it off the heat and sprinkle in the buds. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then strain into a jar or resealable bag for storing. Let cool before using.
For the martini, fill your shaker with ice and pour in the vodka, lemon juice and lavender syrup. Vigorously shake as you hum “Tiptoe through the Tulips.” Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a deep purple blackberry or, for a bit of sunny yellow, a lemon slice.