Welcome back to "The Boozy Book-Lovers Favorite Reads and Drinks," where we pair DIY drinks with our favorite Overcup Press titles.
This week, we're bringing you a cocktail that combines two classic flavors: lavender and lemon. Haven't tried a lavender-infused cocktail before? We’re here to fix that! Sip on this delicious Vodka Lavender Lemonade while you pick up its perfect book pairing: Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege by Liz Prato.
During the dog days of summer, nothing is quite as refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade–with a splash of vodka. This drink takes the classic one step further with a sweet, floral hint of lavender. In a similar way, Liz Prato writes about the beautiful state of Hawai‘i—what many Americans might consider the perfect summer holiday destination—and adds her own twist: a much-needed examination of how white colonization has negatively affected the beautiful land and the people who call it home. Enjoy a fresh twist on a classic while you read a fresh and important perspective on Hawai‘i’s past, present, and future.
What You'll Need:
- Vodka (use your favorite or try Wild Roots, New Deal, or Bull Run)
- Lavender Syrup
- Lemonade or Lemon Juice and water
- *For a fun garnish, add lemon
Step 1: Add 1 shot of vodka to cup, over ice.
Step 2: Add lemon juice and water, or premade lemonade, filling the cup to almost full.
Step 3: Add a drizzle of lavender syrup, about a 2-second pour.
Step 4: Mix and garnish, then enjoy!
Don’t have a copy of Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege yet? Get your copy here and enjoy it with your favorite summer drink.