Thursday, June 5, 2008

Honeysuckle Martini

Please check back later for my Flea Market Friday, I have been sick with an upper respiratory infection and I am way behind on everything. I have lots to share from the past week and we did make it the midnight movie of Sex in the City, well worth it to us!!

Here are a couple pics of my honeysuckle that went wild this year!! It smells amazing. These photos don't even begin to do it justice.
I found this Honeysuckle Martini recipe in the March/April Victoria. I haven't tried it yet but thinking it might be an interesting flavor.

Honeysuckle Martini~
1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces Honeysuckle simple syrup*recipe below
1 1/2 ounces club soda
1. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodka, Honeysuckle Simple Syrup. and club soda to shaker. Shake mixture for 5 to 10 seconds.
2. Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with honeysuckle blossom if desired.

*Honeysuckle Simple Syrup~makes 1 1/2cups.
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
50 Honeysuckle blossoms(stripped of leaves and stems)
1.In a small saucepan combine sugar water and honeysuckle blossoms over medium-high heat stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Strain into an airtight container. Store simple syrup in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Linda said...

So sorry you've been under the weather...I hope you are feeling better and well on the road to recovery.
Your honeysuckle bush is huge and just gorgeous....I love their fragrance. A honeysuckle martini... sounds like it would be yummy, I'd like one too...please.
Take care and feel better soon. Hugs, Linda

Mya said...

Sorry you have been sick. I sure hope you feel better soon. The martini recipe sounds wonderful. Take care,

BittersweetPunkin said...

I hope you are feeling better....maybe that martini will help..

I adore Honeysuckle..I haven't come across any in years!

Get better!!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

The honeysuckle martini sound delish(:) hope you're feeling better..(:) Patty

Linda said...

Hi Michelle...stopped by to see how things are. I hope you are better.

Saw SITC Saturday....I loved it too:). Hugs, Linda

Mary Isabella said...

Hope you are feeling much better. Sending you happy thoughts...Mary

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle,
Sorry to hear you are feeling ill~hope you are on the mend!

Your honeysuckle is beautiful..


Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Hey Michelle~ This recipe looks easy. Have you ever tried it? Can you taste the honeysuckle or is it more of a syrup flavor? I love making things with flowers, especially roses! Thanks for the great idea! Rebecca

Margaret Cloud said...

Hope this finds you feeling better, I just might try this martini, stopping by to say Hi.

foxes&needles said...

My friends and I were talking randomly about honeysuckles and why no one had ever distiller it into a beverage. I searched honeysuckles and stumbled upon your blog entry. We made this drink and wow. It's incredible! Thanks for making our night.