Until the wild purple violets bloom in force (for a little Liqueur de Violette making) here is another floral, spring-ish cocktail. Tea Forté created these pointy infusers which add a touch of earthy violet along with lavender, bee balm and grapefruit to your alcohol. This was too good a concept to pass up. Deciding on the Lavender Pear martini I steeped the herbs until the vodka turned jewel toned, then shook up some pear nectar and ice. The result was actually rather fruity and knock your head off. That last bit was obviously my fault. $12.00. or get the gift set for $24.00 which comes with two cute beakers for Dexter like precision.
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