Sweet Pea Vodka Infusion Cocktail - #FlowerCocktailHour with Aaron Ofseyer
Blue Butterfly pea flowers are is used for the traditional Thai welcome iced tea drink – just add a teaspoon of honey and squeeze of lemon to your tea and serve over ice. It has an amazing vivid blue color which changes to purple when the lemon is added.
A very interesting tea to try:
- Hot or iced herbal tea
- Add honey and lemon for the traditional Thai welcome drink – nam dok anchan
- Liquor infusions and cocktail ingredient
- Great for a colorful punch ingredient
Aaron and I follow up with #flowercocktailhour- featuring a Blue Flower Infused Vodka… that is refreshing and summer-like!
Butterfly Pea Flower (Blue) infused Vodka- (recipe follows)
Place Vodka in a Large Canning Jar- with a Lid… you can use any brand of vodka you wish- I prefer Svedka Vodka for infusing- it’s a calmer vodka and it’s easy on the cash account- I use it all the time for flower infusing…
Place about a 1/2 cup of dried Butterfly Pea Flowers (available on line- get the organic ones from Anthony’s – they are the best)..
Seal the Lid and allow the mixture to steep for about 30-40 minutes- it doesn’t take long…
Strain the Mixture with a fine colander- to extract all the flower particles… then re-cant into a decorative bottle- or store in the covered canning jar.
Blue Pea Flower- Infused Vodka Soda – #FlowerCocktailHour
Fill a rocks glass with plenty of ice
Add 2 ounces of Blue Butterfly Pea Infused Vodka…
Top off with Soda Water- I prefer San Pellegrino Fizzy water…
Enjoy- PS… you can garnish with a lemon – but when the squeezed lemon is mixed in the Beverage will turn from Blue to Purple- because of the added acidity!