Violet-Honey-Gingered Lemon Sparkler
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sliced ginger
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Champagne or sparkling wine
Bring 1 cup of water, the honey and ginger to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice & stir. Refrigerate until cold then strain. Put 2 T. of the mixture in a champagne flute. Fill with the Champagne or sparkling wine & garnish with fresh violets and their leaves.
Makes 12 cocktails
Note: you can always use sparkling water or even sparkling cider but, what fun is that?!
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