Raspberry Lime Fizz with Honey Lavender Ice Floats

Raspberry Lime Fizz with Honey Lavender Ice Floats

YIELD: Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

For Ice Floats (NOTE: do this at least 24 hours ahead):

1 T

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edible lavender

1/4 cup

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honey

3 cups

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water

For Raspberry Lime Fizz:

1 cup

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fresh or frozen raspberries

2

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limes

,

zested and juiced

1/4 cup

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honey

1 1/2 cups

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water

4 cups

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seltzer or soda water

fresh raspberries and lime wheels for garnish

DIRECTIONS

In a small saucepan, mix together the lavender, honey and water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off and let the lavender steep for about 20 minutes or until the liquid is fully cooled. Pour this mixture into ice trays and freeze overnight.

In a small saucepan, crush the raspberries with the back of a spoon, all the lime juice, zest, honey and water. Heat to a low simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes. Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes and strain through a sieve to remove the solids.

Fill 4 glasses evenly with the ice cubes and divide the raspberry lime concentrate between them. Top each glass with seltzer water and garnish with a raspberry and lime wheel, serve immediately.

TIP

You could add a shot of gin, vodka or substitute a sparkly wine or champagne for the seltzer water for a refreshing cocktail.