Strawberry Piscorita

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I love a good margarita as much as the next person, but I also love a good pisco sour. So sometimes I try and make both those drinks happen in some way at the same time and because its strawberry season this drink was created:strawberry piscorita

Here’s what you need:

8 oz strawberries with lavender sugar (here’s what I mean)

6 oz fresh lime juice

6 oz Pisco (we like to use Portón)

4 oz Cointreau

A couple cubes of ice (and also some crushed ice to pour the drink over)

Rim glasses with simple syrup and lavender sugar and set aside. In blender combine all ingredients and a blend with a couple cubes of ice. Pour over crushed ice and enjoy!!

Besos,

Charleston Spice Co.

Lavender Strawberries

We bought some lovely strawberries from Maple Ridge Farm last week and it was quite a challenge to not eat them all before we got home!

But we already had some vanilla ice cream so we needed something to top it off with and what better than with macerated strawberries.

 

Yum.

 

Here’s how you can make this simple but delicious dessert:

Start by cutting up your strawberries

 

Put the strawberries into a bowl and sprinkle with two heaping tablespoons of lavender flower sugar. The more sugar you add the sweeter they will be so if you want super sweet strawberries add more sugar!

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let sit for a couple of hours.

When you take them out you can add them to ice cream like we did or put them on top of scones, shortcake, or yogurt!

Happy eating!

See you at the markets!