At the same time that I started my wormwood infusion experiment, I started an infusion of lavender vodka. The recipe was simple: 1/2 cup of lavender flowers infused into 750ml of 360 Vodka. I let them steep for three days, then strained them out with a coffee filter and funnel.
The results are beautiful. Sweet Dionysus.
Over rocks and with a proper portion of tonic water, the lavender vodka is like a glass of pure summer: lying in the sun at the edge of the water, the wind playing through my hair.