By: Chef Brandie Wininger
1 1⁄2 oz reposado tequila or Mezcal
3⁄4 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
3⁄4 oz lavender simple syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
3 tbsp fresh or dried lavender flowers and rosemary
Salt and dried lavender flowers for rim (optional)
1. Make the syrup by combining sugar, water, and lavender (or lavender and rosemary) in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow it to steep for 30 mins to an hour. Strain off lavender/rosemary and put syrup in a sealed container refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
2. In a shaker filled with ice, add tequila, lime juice, and lavender syrup. Shake for 30 seconds. Adjust taste as desired. Pour into a margarita glass, rimmed with salt and dried lavender flowers. Cheers!
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