Lilac Infused Rum-Tail Recipe (1)


Lilac Cocktail Recipe

Have you ever wished you could just eat Lilac flowers because they smell so good! Okay, maybe it’s just me, but guess what… you can create a refreshing cocktail that will completely have your girlfriends begging for the recipe.

So about a week ago, a group of ladies came through Art’s Nursery on a Retail Therapy Tour through Vanilla Clothing. Yes… Deanna hosts this event and ladies get on a bus and get driven to secret destinations where they get spoiled and get to shop.

I KNOW right??




Anyways, Arts was one of the stops on this diva-licious journey and they served the ladies this Lilac Cocktail beverage which was as lovely to look at as it was to sip.


Vanilla Clothing Retail Therapy


Of course I HAD to get the recipe from Laurelle Olfdord-Down who put this scrumptious cocktail together and now I’m going to share it with you!

First, you need Lilac Flowers… the darkest purple is best but if you have a lighter variety, then you can some blueberries to the infusion to get more color.

I think it goes without saying, but make sure that your using flowers that have not been sprayed with any pesticides.

I doubled this recipe and canned a quick jar for later… Lilacs are a short season and I want to wow my girlfriends for this when I have them over for a garden party in the summer.


Lilac Infused Rum-Tail Recipe


Here’s the recipe:

Lilac Cordial Syrup

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Lilac Flowers

Laurelle had 1 cup of water and 1 cup of simple syrup, but I cheated. Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water, so I figured I would skip a step and just bring the water to a boil, dissolve the sugar then add the lilac flowers.

Bring back to a boil for 15 minutes, strain and cool.

Lilac Infused Cocktail

  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Blueberry or Raspberry Vodka
  • 1 oz Lilac Cordial
  • Club Soda
  • Ice and Wedge of Lime

Serve over lot’s of ice and enjoy the delicate taste of this amazing spring cocktail.


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