Girls Night In: Cocktail Flavor Station

Friday’s coming, steam needs to be blown off, and the girls are coming over so you can all get intoooo ittttttt! I love hang time with my husband, but every now and then you just need solid giggle/wine/nibble time with the ladies.

I wanted to create something a little unexpected for a girls night I hosted for some neighbors and co-workers. Of course there was plenty of wine, but for a unique touch I created a cocktail flavor station with homemade Rosemary and Lavender simple syrups for my guests to try throughout the night.

I made the simple syrup the day before to give the Rosemary and lavender enough time to steep. It’s a super easy process, I promise!

Rosemary Simple Syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 large sprig of fresh Rosemary

Bring water and sugar to a boil in small pan. When sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and add Rosemary sprig. Let steep for 2 hours.
I used a coffee filter to strain the syrup into a small jar. Refrigerate.

Lavender Simple Syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon culinary lavender buds

Bring water and sugar to a boil in small pan. When sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and add lavender buds. Let steep for 2 hours.
I used a coffee filter to strain out the lavender buds and pour the syrup into a small jar. Refrigerate.

The  recipe for the cocktail drink itself is not complicated. It’s a fun activity for guests. Who doesn’t like to use a cocktail shaker like a Bond girl?!:


Rosemary or Lavender Vodka Cocktail
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon vodka
ice
club soda

Put 3 cubes of ice, simple syrup and vodka in a cocktail shaker. Give it a few shakes and pour into highball glass with the ice. Top with club soda.

I made little cards so guests know which syrup is which. You could also make out a recipe card for guests to follow as they make their cocktails.

Cheers ladies!!!

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2 thoughts on “Girls Night In: Cocktail Flavor Station

    1. It is super easy. You could also add the symple syrup to water and fresh squeezed lemons for a flavored lemonade!

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