Here in the French countryside you learn to make your own fun at home. Otherwise you are in the car for at least an hour to get to the closest big city. We have embraced this rural living and started a few traditions along the way to help keep life fun and interesting. Fridays are pizza night for the kids and cocktails for the adults.
I never knew how much fun cocktail making (and drinking) could be. In an effort to keep it fresh, I have tried my hand at infusing gin with lavender. It is in bloom all around us these days. Not only does it look pretty, but it tastes great too.
Pour gin into a sealable bottle and add the fresh lavender. Seal and leave at room temperature for 2-4 days depending on how strong you would like the lavender flavor.
Strain the bottle contents, discarding the lavender. Enjoy the infused gin with the pairings of your choice. I find a simple gin and tonic using this infused gin is lovely and refreshing.
The amount of gin here is not so important so go ahead and infuse however much you would like. If you want to infuse a lot more gin, I would recommend adding a sprig or two more of lavender.