Summertime Craft Cocktails

Lavender Vodka Lemonade:

1.5 oz Vodka (Crater Lake)
1 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup*
1-1.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Soda water

Add first three ingredients to old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with soda water. Gently stir. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Lavender Simple Syrup: Add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water. Add zest of 1 lemon. Gently heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add 1 cup lavender blossoms. Let steep overnight, and strain into food-safe glass jar for storage.

Caipirhina:

2 oz Cachaca (Novo Fogo)
1/2 lime
1.25 tbsp sugar

Remove the white pith from the lime and discard it. Cut the remaining lime in slices; toss them into the glass. Muddle them with sugar in the glass. Fill the glass with ice. Add cachaça and pour everything into a shaker. Give it a go; pour everything (including the ice) back into the same glass.

Cucumber Cooler:

1 1/2 oz. Gin (Corsair)
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz lime juice
2 slices cucumber
2 sprigs mint
soda water

Add first three ingredients and 1 sprig of mint and 1 cucumber slice to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and double-strain into old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber slice and mint sprig. Top with soda water if desired.

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