Le Midi

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Co-owner and pastry chef Sara Naftaly transformed her studio apartment into this cocktail lounge and began serving drinks like Le Midi, flavored with a variety of Proven?al lavenders.

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  • Servings: Makes 6 drinks


  • 3/4 pound blueberries
  • 1 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • Ice
  • 9 ounces vodka
  • 4 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Lavender Syrup
  • 6 fresh lavender sprigs

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries with the Simple Syrup and lemon juice. Cook over moderately high heat until the berry skins darken, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain the berries, reserving the syrup. In a pitcher, combine the berries, half the syrup and all of the remaining ingredients except the lavender sprigs. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir and strain into 6 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with the lavender sprigs.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published April 2007

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