Saturday, June 07, 2008

Lavender Cosmopolitan

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
And now for something completely different ... how about a violet-colored drink with exotic flavors and the scent of Lavender? Oh it's soooo Santa Fe!

1 ounce Mandarin Vodka
1 ounce Parfait Amour — a sweet, violet liqueur made from, and tasting of, Spanish oranges, vanilla, rose, and almond
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
1 slice Lime

Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with a lime wedge and dip the glass into sugar to coat the rim thoroughly (if you have it, use lavender sugar — after all this is Santa Fe!). Pour mandarin vodka, Parfait Amour, and cranberry juice into a chilled shaker. Shake well and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lime, if you are man enough!