Summer Breeze Gift Basket

Are you going to be a house guest this summer? Why just take flowers or a bottle of wine when you can bring a customized “Summer Breeze” gift in a reusable planter? Granted, most of us may not be visiting Provence or a place with lavender and jasmine fields blowing in the background. However, herbal and floral-enhanced cocktails are a nice way to bring the tastes and smells of summer gardens into our lives this month. The “Summer Breeze” gift box contains a recipe and other non-perishables needed to create the “Eau de Lavender” cocktail. It can also include a non-alcoholic drink for kids or adults who prefer to abstain. Buy one for yourself, bring it as a hospitality gift to your summer weekend host(s) or send it to them as a “Thank You” after you have returned home. Here’s what it can contain:

* LVE Cote de Provence Rosé  *
* JCB No. 69 Sparkling Rose’ of Pinot Noir *
* 1821 Bitters Lavender Sea Salt Syrup *
* Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters *
* Torres Black Truffle Potato Chips *
* Amagansett Rose’-Wine-Infused Sea Salt *
* Vino Ninja Wine Chiller *
* Diptyque “Feuille de Lavande” Candle *
* Lavender-Colored “Let’s Party” Beverage Napkins *
* USB Drive *
* Gourmet Chocolate Trio *

Recipe for an “Eau de Lavender” Cocktail: A tequila cocktail with a hint of lavender

1 1/2 oz Silver Tequila
3.4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Lavender Sea Salt Syrup
1 Egg White
1 Dash Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake (without ice).Add ice and shake again to emulsify. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lavender sprig