- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup filtered water
- 3 tablespoons fresh, unsprayed lilac petals
- 1 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
- ½ cup vodka
- Ice cubes
- 2 grapefruit slices
- 2 sprigs dried organic lilac
For lilac simple syrup, combine sugar, filtered water and fresh lilacs in small saucepan. Heat to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook until slightly reduced, 4-5 minutes; cool. Strain into small container. Can be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 week. Makes 1 cup.
Stir together grapefruit juice, vodka and 2 tablespoons lilac simple syrup. Fill 2 tumblers with ice cubes, add vodka mixture and garnish with grapefruit slice and dried lilac sprig. For a nonalcoholic option, vodka can be replaced with splash of soda water. Makes 2 cocktails.
To make a cannabis-infused version, use the method above to incorporate lilac petals into the simple syrup recipe.
Recipe courtesy of Cassie Winslow
Recipe and styling by Paul Lowe