~ Sasha Petraske
March 16, 1973 – August 21, 2015
"The fact that people talk about cocktails like one might talk about wine, which you have to grow, is laughable. A cocktail is a simple thing, what matters is if you make it right."
The Lavender Infused
2 Oz. Aged Rum
1 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Oz. Fresh Golden Kiwi, Peeled & Diced
(Directly below the recipe is a short video showing how to peel a kiwi in seconds!)
(Thanks to Frieda's Produce for the best seasonal Golden Kiwis available!)
Pinch of Fleur de Mer (Sea Salt)
1 Oz. Lavender Simple Syrup
4 Oz. Crushed Ice
GARNISH: 1 Slice of Golden Kiwi, 1 Lime Peel
TOOLS: Blender, Jigger, Cocktail shaker, Coupe glass
Chill your coupe in the freezer.
Fill your blender with the ice then add in the rum, lime juice, golden kiwi chunks, lavender simple syrup, dash of salt and pulse until blended.
Pour into your chilled glass, garnish and toast to the memory of Mr. Petraske along with rest of us this coming Monday, August 31st at 9 p.m.
1 C. Water
1/2 C. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Dried Lavender
Boil the water, sugar and lavender, stirring occasionally. Once the water boils, lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve and cool.