This is the PERFECT cocktail (or mocktail… just skip the gin!!) to sip on during those warm days while you’re outside soaking up the sunshine poolside or on a patio!
Now, the only thing to keep in mind here is that lilac season is SO SHORT!! You only have a small window of time to get this drink whipped up before the lilacs are GONE!! It almost seems when they’re suddenly in full bloom their lives are as short-lived as the ripeness of an avocado lol. So, this recipe is typically best done in May, but it’s worth doing if you still have access to lilacs!
We took FULL advantage once the lilacs came into bloom… foraging and clipping lilacs within days of seeing them come to life in the Kelowna area. It’s important to seize the time when they’re most abundant! In addition to lilacs, we used blackberries to maximize the purple hue of the drink, and it added the perfect amount of sweetness.
Now, without further ado… here’s the recipe!!
Let me know if you end up giving this drink a whirl or if you tweak it in any way … I would LOVE to hear all about your creations in the comments section below!