VC Lavender Tea Party

Photography By Ron Wallace | February 27, 2017


Pour all ingredients, except lavender sprig, in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Add ice and shake vigorously again. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lavender sprig.

Black Tea-Lavender Vodka

Place tea bags and lavender in a lidded glass container. Pour in vodka. Top with a lid and put in a cool, dark place for 24 hours.

To use, strain vodka and discard tea bags and lavender. Store infused vodka in the refrigerator.

About this recipe

This recipe is adapted from the Saloon BBQ Co.’s Tea Party cocktail, created by bar manager Amanda Lee.

Ventura County’s signature dish:

“From the very first time I visited Ventura, I noticed the lavendergrowing everywherefrom sidewalk gardens to the lavender fields in Ojai. It flourishes here.

—Amanda Lee, bar manager Saloon BBQ Co. in Ventura

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  • 1½ ounces Black Tea-Lavender Vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • 1 egg white (or 1½ tablespoons pasteurized liquid egg whites)
  • 1 lavender sprig as garnish
Black Tea-Lavender Vodka
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 2 cups your favorite vodka
  • ¾ cup fresh lavender, cut into pieces (flowers, stems and leaves)
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